For 90 years, McGinnis Lochridge has served to protect the interests of our clients in continuously changing landscapes including cutting-edge technology, oil and gas litigation, regulatory matters and more. The quality of our work is reflected in our clients’ long-lasting loyalty and in our top-tier external rankings.
Jo Ann Merica represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad-based civil litigation practice, including real estate, construction, commercial, consumer, family and administrative law disputes. She has successfully brought and defended claims involving breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, fraud, construction defects, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations, condemnation, and restrictive covenants.
Jo Ann has taught Trial Advocacy as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law since 1993. She has been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers List, a Thompson Reuters service, from 2009 to 2015.
Jo Ann's legal career also reflects a commitment to professional leadership and community service. She serves as chair of Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, a State Bar program that has established pro bono advice clinics around the state to serve Texas veterans. Each bar association led by Jo Ann has won first-place honors and awards for projects created and implemented during her leadership, including the "And Justice for All" specialty license plate created by the Texas Young Lawyers Association, which has raised more than $250,000 for legal services to the poor in civil matters.
Jo Ann is an active trial and appellate lawyer and has litigated numerous cases, administrative hearings, and NASD and construction related arbitrations, including: