John Beckworth

John Beckworth

John Beckwith is a divorce mediator in Washington DC. He and his partner, Jeremy Grey, “crash” weddings to meet and bed women.

They crash a wedding for the daughter of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William Cleary, and they soon start having sex with his other daughters, Gloria and Claire. Eventually, Jeremy becomes obsessed with Gloria.

Early Life and Education

John Beckworth was born in Victoria, Canada. He began studying music at age six, learning piano with Ogreta McNeill and Gwendoline Harper.

He earned a bachelor of music (1947) and a master of music (1961) from the University of Toronto. He also studied composition with Nadia Boulanger in Paris.

During his career, he taught at the University of Toronto and became its first director of the Institute for Canadian Music. He was also a performing musician, critic, radio commentator and writer.

He travelled the world biking and skiing. He was a member of the Canadian Olympic team and placed third in the 1948 Olympics. He was also a composer and holds honourary degrees from five Canadian universities.

Professional Career

John Beckworth is an Associate Dean and Lecturer at The University of Texas School of Law. He previously practiced law in Houston at Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP and subsequently in his own firm.

He has extensive experience in civil litigation and international arbitration. He has recently been involved in domestic and international oil and gas transactions and litigation.

A life member of Texas Exes, he is a double UT grad who has been practicing law since 1983. He is a partner in the Litigation and Energy groups at Jackson Walker.

He is a life trustee of The Kinkaid School in Houston and former President of the University of Texas Ex-Students’ Association. He and his wife, Laura, JD ’83, Life Member, live in Houston with three sons.

Achievements and Honors

John Beckworth ’83 is an accomplished lawyer with years of experience. He has served as an associate dean at Texas Law, taught oil and gas law for three years, and co-founded his own Houston firm. He also serves as a board leadership fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

His accolades include the honor of being named a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas, a society of distinguished Texans from every walk of life. Its members have been selected from industries ranging from business, government, music, higher education, medicine, technology, ranching and philanthropy. The Society’s prestigious accolades are only bestowed on those who can demonstrate conspicuous excellence in a particular area, be it an invention or an accomplishment. The most impressive honor was being chosen as one of only 17 new members this year.

Personal Life

john beckworth’s personal life includes a career as a trial lawyer and civil arbitrator. He served as an associate and partner in the litigation section of Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP in Houston before he started his own practice in 1994.

During this time, he handled and tried civil jury cases in both state and federal courts. He also has experience in energy law and international oil and gas litigation, transactions, and arbitration.

During his career, he also authored numerous books, including a popular survey on Byzantine art. He also worked for the Victoria and Albert Museum, where he spent his entire career cataloging the Museum’s collection of Coptic textiles. He was also an acknowledged expert on Byzantine sculpture. He left the museum in 1979.

Net Worth

John Beckworth has a net worth of $1,650,000. He is the former Associate Dean of the University of Texas School of Law and recently joined Jackson Walker as Of Counsel.

He is a recognized litigator, trial lawyer and arbitrator. He has practiced in Texas for over 35 years. He currently works in the firm’s litigation, energy and arbitration practices.

He received a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. His practice is focused on domestic and international oil and gas transactions and litigation, and he also serves as an arbitrator in civil and energy related cases. He has been involved in many civil jury trials and appeals in both Texas and other states.

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