Baker Botts LLP

John Anaipakos

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Practice Areas

John Anaipakos is a veteran trial lawyer for businesses in high stakes disputes. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, large private companies, and their executives. John is experienced in disputes involving a wide variety of industries, including energy, retail, and professional services, among others. In the energy space, John’s deep experience includes the representation of oil and gas and utility clients for 25 years. John has tried a broad range of cases to Texas juries, including breach of contract, oil and gas, wrongful death/catastrophic injury, accounting malpractice and employment. He has also tried numerous cases to administrative law judges and arbitration panels, and argued appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Supreme Court of Texas and various intermediate appellate courts.


Joined Baker Botts after clerkship with Judge Edith Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Former Chair, Houston Litigation Department. Former Hiring Partner, Houston Office.

Professional Memberships

ABOTA, Associate; Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


JD (cum laude), Harvard Law School, 1993; Editor, Harvard Law Review; BA (summa cum laude), Economics, Trinity University, 1990.