John Pate


John “Jay” Pate joined Heygood, Orr & Pearson in 2008 and has accumulated diverse civil litigation experience in complex tort litigation with particular emphasis on medical malpractice, pharmaceutical and medical device product liability, personal injury, wrongful death and intellectual property.

While attending law school at the University of Texas, Mr. Pate was a senior editor of the Texas Review of Law and Politics.

Mr. Pate has trial experience in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country, having tried several medical malpractice and product liability cases to verdict as both first and second chair counsel in states such as Texas, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Tennessee.  In addition, Mr. Pate has served as lead counsel in state and federal litigation involving medical malpractice and product liability cases in states such as Florida, Connecticut, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Illinois, New Mexico, California and Nebraska, among other jurisdictions.  Mr. Pate also has appellate experience in Texas state court.

Mr. Pate has also been involved in the firm’s practice concerning coordinated state and federal multidistrict litigation matters related to various pharmaceutical and medical device products, including Actos, transvaginal mesh, talcum powder, hip implants, IUD and IVC filters.

Mr. Pate is also a registered patent attorney licensed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He is married and a new father to a baby girl.



  • Grossman Law Offices, P.C.
  • Heygood, Orr & Pearson

Memberships, Community Involvement & Recognition

Licenses & Certifications

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Registered Attorney, United States Patent & Trademark Office

Areas of Expertise