Tom Kirkendall

Law Office of Tom Kirkendall
  • Appeals & Appellate, Bankruptcy, Business Law
  • Texas
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Summary

I have been involved in the planning, trial and appeal of complex business litigation matters for the past 30 years.

I have represented a wide variety of clients in complex business litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas and the United States. My practice has involved trials and appeals in such diverse litigation areas as corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, securities and business fraud, white collar-business criminal cases, anti-trust, real estate, construction, oil and gas, insurance disputes, civil rights, First Amendment issues, defense of civil and criminal contempt matters, and defense of individuals in NCAA Infractions Committee hearings. I maintain an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.

After working for one of Houston's oldest downtown law firms for two years immediately after law school, I was one of the founding partners in 1981 of the Houston business litigation boutique firm that bore my name and became prominent over the next 20 years in complex business litigation matters in Houston and throughout Texas.

In 2000, I established a solo practice in my home, The Woodlands, Texas (30 miles north of downtown Houston), in which I concentrate on personalized representation of clients in complex business litigation matters and utilization of technology applications in such representation.

I was born born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa and moved to Houston in 1972, where I worked my way through college and law school. I received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1975 from the University of Houston and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1979 from the University of Houston Law Center.

I have been a lecturer at the University of Houston Law Center and the University of Texas Law School, and an author and lecturer for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar and the Houston Bar Association in various areas of business litigation and corporate reorganization law, as well as on the subject of legal research and weblogs.

Since February 2004, I have also maintained the popular Houston's Clear Thinkers weblog, which addresses issues of interest for the Houston legal, business, medical and academic communities. I frequently lecture on a variety of business litigation topics for private companies and citizen groups.

Education
University of Houston - Main Campus
J.D (1979)
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University of Houston - Main Campus
B.A / Political Science & Economics
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Honors: Cum Laude
Professional Experience
Owner
Law Office of Tom Kirkendall
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Managing Partner
Kirkendall & Isgur, LLP
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Partner
Maddox, Perrin & Kirkendall
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Associate
Hirsch & Westheimer
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Professional Associations
University of Houston Law Foundation
Director
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Fifth Circuit Bar Association
Member
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A.A. White Association of the University of Houston Law Center
Sustaining Life Member
- Current
State Bar of Texas Computer and Technology Section
Member
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Houston Bar Foundation
Sustaining Life Fellow
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American Bar Association
Member
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American Bar Association Litigation Section
Member
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American Bar Association Business Law Section
Member
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State Bar of Texas Litigation Section
Member
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State Bar of Texas Appellate Section
Member
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State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section
Member
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State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section
Member
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Houston Bar Association Litigation Section
Member
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Houston Bar Association Appellate Section
Member
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Houston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
Member
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State Bar of Texas # 11517300
Member
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University of Houston Alumni Association
Life Member
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Houston Bar Association
Member
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Houston Bar Association Federal Practice Litigation
Member
- Current
University of Houston Athletics Foundation
Founding Board Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
5th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Rates and fees based on nature of representation. See website for further information.
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Counseling, Trials and Appeals in Complex Business Litigation
  • General Civil
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Houston's Clear Thinkers
Contact & Map
Law Office of Tom Kirkendall
2 Violetta Ct
Houston (The Woodlands), TX 77381
USA
Telephone: (281) 364-9946
Telephone: (713) 703-3536