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J.R. Skrabanek, Esq.

John Robert "J.R." Skrabanek is a problem-solver for successful businesses and individuals.  J.R.’s practice focuses on all types of business and commercial litigation including contracts, real estate, debt and collections matters, and consumer law, among many others. 


J.R. has distinguished himself as an exceptional trial advocate.  He has tried over a dozen cases to verdict in state and federal courts. He has successfully settled or prevailed in hundreds of cases in his career, sometimes with millions of dollars at stake. In 2019, J.R. won a $1.5 million dollar plaintiff’s verdict. In 2018, he was part of the trial team for one of the 50 largest verdicts in Texas. Also in 2018, he secured a take-nothing defense verdict for a real estate developer facing a multi-million dollar claim.

J.R. Skrabanek | New York Attorney | Thompson and Skrabanek



  • Featured in The Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Entrepreneur Magazine, Reader’s Digest, CNBC, and Forbes, amongst other publications.

  • “Copyright and Trademark Basics Every Attorney Should Know,” Austin Bar Association (March 2019).

  • “What is Your Construction Law Practice Area? The Ugly and Complex,” Defense Research Institute, September 2013.

  • “Employees of a Certain Age,” Texas CEO Magazine, January 2013.

  • “Apparent Authority in Computer Searches: Sidestepping the Fourth Amendment,” Kentucky Law Journal, 97 Ky. L.J. 721 (2009), cited favorably
    in United States v. Griswold, 2011 WL 7473466 (W.D.N.Y. May 19, 2011).

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