A spacious, symmetrical moot court room at John J. Patout Jr. Law School, with wooden desks, black chairs, and legal texts on the judge's bench under soft lighting.

John J. Patout Jr.

A professional man, John J. Patout Jr., in a grey suit and tie sits at a table, looking confidently at the camera, with framed pictures on the wall behind him.

John J. Patout Jr. (“Jay”) primarily practices construction, real estate, and development law with an emphasis on complex commercial and residential related matters. Mr. Patout works with clients during all phases of the acquisition, development, and construction and with owners, prime/general contractors, and tiered contractors at all levels. Mr. Patout has litigated a multitude of cases before both state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate level, and before arbitral tribunals such as the American Arbitration Association. Additionally, Mr. Patout’s practice focuses on contractual negotiations, including contract drafting, and dispute resolution during all phases.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyer – Rising Star
    • Super Lawyers | 2017 – Present
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer
    • Martindale | 2017 – Present
  • Superb Rating
    • Avvo | 2015 – Present
  • Top Lawyer
    • Houstonia Magazine | 2017 – Present
  • Member
    • Texas Bar College | 2020 – Present
  • Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch
    • U.S. News and World Report – 2023

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • The Future of Sugar Land
    • Moderator | 2016
  • Corporate Counsel Review
    • State Bar of Texas | 2010