John Williamson is a trusted advocate and advisor that focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. John has advocated for clients in a variety of matters including contract breaches, fiduciary duty violations, business separations, and other complex issues, presenting cases in both state and federal courts.
John earned his undergraduate degree from Rice University while playing Division 1 baseball as a relief pitcher and outfielder. In 2015, John was drafted by the Chicago Cubs minor league affiliate where he played as a relief pitcher for three seasons. Following his baseball career, John pursued his passion for law, following in the footsteps of his father. John received his J.D. from University of Houston Law Center and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina. John sat for, and passed, both the Major League Baseball Agent Exam in October 2020 and the Texas Bar Exam in July 2021 scoring in the top 1% of test takers.
Before joining Platt Richmond, John worked at a Houston/Galveston boutique firm, serving as general counsel for a major insurance company. He kickstarted his legal career participating in two student clinics at the University of Houston, helping to form and advise a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring Texas school shooting victims. Notably, John was also a plaintiff in the landmark case, Senne v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, where minor league baseball players settled for $185 million for wage violations. Currently, John handles a commercial litigation docket and assists businesses with contractual matters.
Outside of the courtroom, John manages a music publishing company that recently surpassed 10 million streams on Spotify. This venture has provided him with a deep understanding of the legal challenges faced by many startup businesses. On weekends, you can find John on the baseball field, coaching his 13U select team. He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Madeline, and their two children, Adelaide and Johnny.