Meet John D. Stover

John D. Stover

John D. Stover

John D. Stover began his law practice in Lufkin, Texas upon graduating with a J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1971. He had previously received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He was appointed by Governor William P. Clements to the Texas Water Commission, predecessor for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, in 1982. After completing his tenure on the Commission, he practiced in Austin until 1997 when he returned to Lufkin. Since 1971, he represented businesses, industries, government organizations, and others in state and federal courts and before the Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other forums. He taught water law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law and is an Adjunct Professor of Forestry (Environmental Law) at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and all Texas State courts.

Areas Of Practice

  • Water Districts and Water Rights
  • Natural Resources - Land and Timber
  • Municipal Finance
  • Business Entities

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1971


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1971
  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
    • B.S. - 1967
    • Major: Chemistry


  • Reservoir and Surface Water Supply, State Bar of Texas, 2010
  • Water Right Sales and Transfers in Texas, Lorman Education Services, 2007
  • Offering and Excluding Scientific Evidence, Travis County Bar Association, 1991
  • Texas Water Commission, Commissioner, 1982 to 1983
  • Texas Water Quality Board, Chemist, 1969 to 1971

Honors and Awards

Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • Habitat for Humanity of Angelina County, Inc., 1995 to Present
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