About Tom KirkendallI 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.
- Appeals & Appellate
- Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Counseling, Trials and Appeals in Complex Business Litigation
- General Civil
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Rates and fees based on nature of representation. See website for further information.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|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|
|Owner, Law Office of Tom Kirkendall|
|Managing Partner, Kirkendall & Isgur, LLP|
|Partner, Maddox, Perrin & Kirkendall|
|Associate, Hirsch & Westheimer|
|University of Houston - Main Campus||J.D (1979)|
|University of Houston - Main Campus||B.A||Political Science & Economics|
|Honors: Cum Laude|
|Director, University of Houston Law Foundation|
|Member, Fifth Circuit Bar Association|
|Sustaining Life Member, A.A. White Association of the University of Houston Law Center|
|Member, State Bar of Texas Computer and Technology Section|
|Sustaining Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation|
|Member, American Bar Association|
|Member, American Bar Association Litigation Section|
|Member, American Bar Association Business Law Section|
|Member, State Bar of Texas Litigation Section|
|Member, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section|
|Member, State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section|
|Member, State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section|
|Member, Houston Bar Association Litigation Section|
|Member, Houston Bar Association Appellate Section|
|Member, Houston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section|
|Member, State Bar of Texas # 11517300|
|Life Member, University of Houston Alumni Association|
|Member, Houston Bar Association|
|Member, Houston Bar Association Federal Practice Litigation|
|Founding Board Member, University of Houston Athletics Foundation|
WEBSITES & BLOGS
One of the worst aspects of bad governmental policy is the difficulty of changing it: http://on.wsj.com/1JDp8kX via @WSJ— Tom Kirkendall (@bigtkirk) 15.1 hours ago
RT @peterlattman: Is there a Pulitzer for letters to the editor? If so, I nominate... https://twitter.com/mattgarrahan/status/591974409394597889— Tom Kirkendall (@bigtkirk) 15.7 hours ago
This old Onion piece captures perfectly the absurd attention given the NFL's annual draft of players: http://onion.com/1OoyV5p— Tom Kirkendall (@bigtkirk) 16.2 hours ago
Kimmel: "Earthquakes are like celebrity marriages" - Lie Witness News - Earthquake Edition https://youtu.be/tNBpJN3Tmzw via @YouTube— Tom Kirkendall (@bigtkirk) 2 days ago
New HCT blog post Knowledge is Power: http://bit.ly/1QqAkXp— Tom Kirkendall (@bigtkirk) 2 days ago
RT @ErikBurkhardt: .@DannyAmendola in DC to shake hands, kiss babies, and push his political agendas of hard work & winning ???????? http://t.co/RuIRZ3aGLt— Tom Kirkendall (@bigtkirk) 2 days ago
New HCT blog post Chris Rock on Blacks in Baseball: http://bit.ly/1HoTri3— Tom Kirkendall (@bigtkirk) 3 days ago
What? He threw out his back on the bench while giving his coach dirty looks? https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/590967630552379392— Tom Kirkendall (@bigtkirk) 3 days ago
RT @JustinWolfers: The @UpshotNYT is one year old today! This amazing retrospective shows you what we've done: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/22/upshot/happy-birthday-upshot.html— Tom Kirkendall (@bigtkirk) 4 days ago
New HCT blog post Rice’s Runway Boys: http://bit.ly/1zLjo3k— Tom Kirkendall (@bigtkirk) 4 days ago