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John D. Pringle, P.C.                                       13420 Anarosa Loop

The Vaughn Building                                       Austin, Texas  78727

807 Brazos Street, Suite 200                         (512)  255-3539 (tele)

Austin, Texas  78701

(512) 472-8742 (tele)

(512) 472-8745 (fax) (website) (e-mail)




State Bar of Texas:  November, 1980

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas:  February, 1981 / July, 1992

United States District Court, Western District of Texas:  May, 1984

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:  June, 1992


Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


Board certification is a recognition of special competence by the State Bar of Texas.  It is achieved based upon past administrative experience, education, and successful completion of a review and examination process.



           John D. Pringle, P.C., Austin, Texas, 2009 to present


           Pringle & Gallagher, L.L.P, Austin, Texas, 2007 to 2009


           Law Offices of John D. Pringle, Austin, Texas, 1999 - 2006


           Pringle & Gillespie, Austin, Texas, 1998 - 1999


           Law Offices of John D. Pringle, Austin, Texas, 1993 - 1998


           Cigna Legal Service Office, Austin, Texas, Assistant General

           Counsel – Litigation 1990 - 1993


            Law Offices of Curtis J. Kurhajec, Austin, Texas [Cigna Field Litigation

            Office], Staff Attorney 1989


            Harris & Harris, Austin, Texas, Associate 1984 - 1989

            Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Austin, Texas, Prosecutor

            1981 – 1984


            Johnson & Milligan, P.C., Houston, Texas, Associate 1981




            Juris Doctor:                University of Houston, Bates College of Law, Houston,

                                                 Texas, May, 1980


            Bachelor of Arts:          University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, December,





John has extensive experience representing clients at contested case hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings as well as before other state agencies such as the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation and Texas Workforce Commission. John has handled numerous medical disputes and administrative violation cases including health care licensees. He has tried cases before the state District Courts, and has argued cases before the state Courts of Appeals and Texas Supreme Court. John is licensed to practice in all State of Texas courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas. John represents health care providers before the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, Texas Medical Board, Texas Board of Nursing, State Office of Administrative Hearings, Travis County District Court, Third Court of Appeals and Texas Supreme Court.




            Coordinate the preparation of the Cigna Texas Workers' Compensation



            Edited "Your Case in Traffic Court" for the Texas Young Lawyers





            Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV® rated attorney. [1]

            Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas, 1993 - Present

            Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation 1997 - Present


            School Champion in ABA-LSD Client Counseling Competition - Spring,



             Quarter finalist in Bates Mock Trial Competition - Fall, 1979


             Quarter finalist in Freshman Moot Court Competition - Spring, 1978


             Dean's List, University of Texas at Austin - Fall, 1975


             Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association Victim/Witness Assistance

             Committee - Spring,1991


             Member/Chairman, Austin Young Lawyers Association Membership

             Committee -1984


             Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Federal Bar,

             Association, Travis County Bar Association, Administrative Law Section

            of the Travis County Bar Association




            1983                Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Agents Training

                                    Class "Administrative Hearings Process"


            1984-1988       Harris & Harris "Annual Client Seminar on Texas

                                    Workers' Compensation"


            1990                Cigna Workers' Compensation Seminar "Demand for

                                    Surgery and Charge to the Jury"


            1990                Cigna Continuing Education Course Seminar "Deceptive

                                    Trade Practices and Consumer Protection"


            1990                Cigna Texas Workers' Compensation Seminar "Workers'

                                    Health and Safety, Coverage, Compliance and Practice"


            1990                Cigna Workers' Compensation Seminar "Adjudication of

                                    Disputes, Administrative Procedure and Texas Register



            1990                Cigna Continuing Education Course "AMA Guidelines to

                                    Medical Evaluation of Disability in Workers'

                                    Compensation Claims"


            1991                Longview Chamber of Commerce "Workers'

                                    Compensation in Texas"


            1991                ATA Safety Management Council "Workers' Health and



            1991                Rules and Forms of the Texas Workers' Compensation

                                    Seminar ("same subject")


            1991                Health Strategies, Inc., Seminar "Workers' Compensation

                                    in Texas"


            1991                Guardian Industries Conference "Politics of Workers'

                                    Compensation in Texas and Penalties and Sanctions

                                    and Rules for Employers"


            1991                Cigna Continuing Ed Course Seminar 1991 "The

                                    Mechanics of Being Prepared for and the Taking

                                    of a Video Deposition"


            1991                Compensability of Claims and Dispute Resolution Before

                                    the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission "Political

                                    and Economic Status of Workers' Compensation in

                                    Texas and Compensability of Stress and Heart Attack



            1992                Grand Metropolitan Seminar "Litigation Management and

                                    Critical Case Law"


             1992                Defense of Workers' Compensation Claims "Deceptive

                                     Trade Practices Act"


            1992                Overview of the Texas Workers' Compensation Act and

                                    Dispute Resolution


            1993                Cigna Bad Faith, TMD Disorders & Medical Seminar

                                    "Administrative Violations"


            1993                Texas Medical Association Neurological Surgery Section


            1993                Impairment Under Workers' Compensation and 

                                    Ergonomics in the Workplace "Appeals Panel

                                    Decisions/New TWCC Rules/ New TDI Legislation"


            1994                Adjudication of Disputes Under the Texas Workers'

                                    Compensation Act


            1994                Administrative Violations Under the Texas Workers'

                                    Compensation Act


            1994                Consumer Protection and Medical Topics Seminar


            1994                TWCC Appeals and Rules Update


            1995                Scope of Practice of Chiropractic Procedure/Disciplinary

                                    Proceedings Before the Texas Board of Chiropractic



            1998                Texas Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment/

                                    Billing/Collecting Seminar


            1999                Texas Workers’ Compensation Litigation Seminar


            2002                Chiropractors in the Texas Workers’ Compensation



            2003                Scott & White Occupational and Business Relate

                                    Health Care Issues 2003, TWCC Update/How is

                                    HB 2600 Working


            2004                State Bar of Texas, Advanced Workers’ Compensation

                                    Course, Declaratory Judgments


            2005                Chiropractic Society of Texas; Pending Legislation

                                    affecting Chiropractors


            2006                Insurance Council of Texas, The Case for Administrative

                                    Hearings for Medical Dispute Resolution Appeals


            2006                Peter Rogers, Peer Reviews, Required Medical

                                    Examinations And Designated Doctors


            2006                University of Texas System 2006 Risk Management

                                    Conference Case Law Update


            2007                Lorman Education Services:  Workers’ Compensation

                                    Update; Legislative Update-Bills Filed to Date Affecting

                                    Workers’ Compensation in Texas


            2008                Lorman Education Services:  Workers’ Compensation

                                    Legislative Update: Bills passed by the Texas Legislature

                                    and DWC Rules implementing the Legislation


            2008                Insurance Council of Texas, Subclaims Rules Primer


            2009                Insurance Council of Texas, Bad Faith Claims on the

                                    Rise: What You Should Know


            2010                Texas Association of Responsible Nonsubscribers,

                                    Corporate Insurance Policies:  What You Should Know


            2010                State Bar of Texas, Advanced Workers’ Compensation

                                    Course, Advanced Workers’ Compensation Law Update

                                    (with Brad McClellan)


            2010                Insurance Council of Texas, Fall Workers' Comp

                                    Seminar, 'Taking the Big Yellow Taxi': ODG,

                                    Return-to-Work Guidelines, Preauthorization,

                                    Resolution of Injury, Continued Treatment

                                    and Related Legal Issues (with Julie Shank)


            2012                Texas Association of Responsible Nonsubscribers,

                                    Navigating the Texas Unemployment Compensation



            2012                Lorman Education Services: Division of Workers’

                                    Compensation Rules Update


            2013                Insurance Council of Texas, Spring Workers’ Comp

                                    Seminar, “The New Enforcement Paradigm”(address                                     administrative violations)

[1]  AV is the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer.  The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system is based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not.  The two components of the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating are (1) the Legal Ability Ratings which takes into consideration the standard of professional ability in the area where the lawyer practices, the lawyer's expertise, and other professional qualifications, and (2) the General Ethical Standards Rating which denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

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