John V. Fundis

John V. Fundis


A shareholder of Downs & Stanford, P.C., Mr. Fundis’ legal experience spans thirty years. John serves as the team lead for the firm’s compliance and investigation practice. He regularly appears before the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation in matters such as Medical Fee Dispute Resolution, Compliance and Investigations, Benefit Review Conferences, Contested Case Hearings, and administrative appeals. John also represents insurance companies in disputes concerning workers’ compensation claims at the judicial and appellate levels. His practice includes insurance defense litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants on claims related to subrogation, general negligence, professional negligence, and products liability.

  • State of Texas (1991)
  • United States District Court - Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1991
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1985
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Zenith Ins. Co. v. Ayala, 325 S.W.3d 176 (Tex. 2010)
  • Tex. Dep’t of Ins. v. Jones, 498 S.W.3d 610 (Tex. 2016)
  • Fort Worth Trans. Authority v. Rodriguez, 547 S.W.3d 380 (Tex. 2018)
  • Centre Ins. Co. v. Pollitt, 242 S.W.3d 112 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2007, no pet.)
  • Tex. Dep’t of Ins., Div. of Workers’ Comp. v. Ins. Co. of the State of PA, 306 S.W.3d 897 (Tex. App.—Austin 2010, no pet.)


Practice Specialty:

Defense Litigation, Appeals, & Subrogation,
Austin Representative,
Workers Compensation
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