John W. Shanklin, II

Attorney At Law

T 806.776.0253
F 806.796.7365

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John, a native of East Texas, is a partner with McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf, LLP. His experience in other roles before attending law school gives him a unique perspective on each project. Prior to his legal career, John worked in Houston’s energy corridor for a number of years and later took up a management role in a small e-commerce company. His diverse experience ranges from environmental consulting on offshore drilling rigs to negotiating with manufacturing companies in the Pacific Rim.


  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Oil & Gas
  • Creditor’s Rights
  • Business Reorganization & Bankruptcy
  • Appeals & Trial Briefing

Admitted to Bar

  • Texas (2013)

Court Admissions

  • All Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas


  • Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D. with High Honors, 2012)
  • Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business (M.B.A. with Honors, 2012)
  • Texas A&M University (B.S., Agribusiness, 2001)

Professional Memberships

  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, President 2015-2016
  • West Texas Home Builders Association

Honors and Distinctions

  • 2016 Bob Black Bar Leader Award
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Dean’s List, 2009-2012
    • Academic awards in Legal Practice, Professional Responsibility, Business Entities, and Commercial Law
    • Order of the Coif
  • Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Vol. XII-XIII, 2010-2012
  • Texas A&M University College of Agriculture, Distinguished Student, 2000

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Co-presenter, Issues in Fraudulent and Preferential Transfer Litigation, West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, January 31, 2014
  • Co-presenter, Changing the Consumer Claim Game: New & Amended Rules 3001 and 3002.1, West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, September 28, 2012.

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