Council Member


John Grace is as Assistant City Attorney in Lubbock. He graduated from Trinity University in 1985 with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Broadcasting & Film. He received his Juris Doctor in 1993 from St. Mary's University School of Law. He spent 8 years in private practice in San Antonio before moving to Lubbock in 2001. He spent nearly ten years in the Civil Division of the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney's Office. In 2010, he moved to the Lubbock City Attorney's Office, and currently serves in the Litigation Section, with ancillary responsibility for the Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Civil Service departments.

John speaks frequently to local and state bar organizations on a broad range of topics, but likes to focus on ways lawyers in the private sector can better interface with their government law counterparts. He is the Immediate Past President of the Lubbock Area Bar Association. He is the Vice-Chair of the Texas Bar College, the Chair-Elect of the Government Law Section, and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

John has an amateur radio license and a federal firearms license. He collects old typewriters, antique ink wells, and likes to work on classic British sports cars. He has been married for more than 30 years to his wife, Jill. Their daughter, Chandler, recently graduated from their alma mater, Trinity University.