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John Browning

Passman & Jones, P.C.


John Browning is a shareholder in the Dallas, Texas firm of Passman & Jones, P.C., where he handles civil litigation in state and federal courts, in areas ranging from employment and intellectual property to commercial cases and defense of products liability, professional liability, media law, and general negligence matters. Mr. Browning has extensive trial, appellate, and summary judgment experience and has represented companies in a wide variety of industries throughout Texas. Mr. Browning received his Bachelor of Arts with general and departmental honors from Rutgers University in 1986, where he was a National Merit Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 1989. He is the author of the books The Lawyer's Guide to Social Networking, Understanding Social Media's Impact on the Law, (West 201O); the Social Media and Litigation Practice Guide (West 2014); Legal Ethics and Social Media: A Practitioner's Handbook (ABA Press 2017); and Cases & Materials on Social Media and the Law (forthcoming). Mr. Browning is also a contributing author to seven other books, the author of nearly 35 published law review articles; and the award-winning writer of numerous articles for regional and national legal publications. His work has been cited in nearly 350 law review articles, practice guides in 11 states, and by courts in Texas, California, Maryland, Tennessee, New York, Florida, Illinois, and Puerto Rico. He has been quoted as a leading authority on social media and the law by such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Law 360, Time Magazine, The National Law Journal, the ABA Journal, WIRED Magazine and Inside Counsel Magazine, and he is a recurring legal commentator for the NBC, CBS, and FOX news stations in Dallas. He serves as Chair of the Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors, as a member of Professional Ethics Committee of the State Bar of Texas, and is a frequent speaker at CLE seminars and legal symposia all over the country.