Nature of Practice

My name is Tom Kirkendall and I am a lawyer located in Houston, Texas. The following explains the nature of my law practice.

My primary goal is to assist each of my clients in achieving peace of mind in regard to their legal problem. I do so by working hard to obtain the most favorable result for each client in the most efficient manner possible under the particular circumstances of the client’s case.

Due to the inherent uncertainty of most complex business litigation matters, I generally cannot guarantee a favorable result. However, I do guarantee that I will work hard to reduce the risk of such litigation through strong advocacy, clear writing, objective advice and good communication.

I emphasize personalized service to my clients, including client involvement in each step of the case, easy access to consultation and use of technology to provide high quality services and product for the client.

I have specialized in complex business litigation for over 35 years. During that time, I have represented a wide variety of corporate and individual clients in complex business litigation matters and reorganizations in state and federal courts in the Houston metropolitan area, throughout Texas and the United States.

My practice has involved trials and appeals in cases involving many diverse areas of the law, including the following:

  • Business disputes;
  • Corporate reorganizations and bankruptcy;
  • Defense of civil and criminal contempt cases, and defense of sanctions cases;
  • Analysis and development of strategy in regard to defense of white collar criminal cases;
  • Real estate;
  • Construction;
  • Oil and gas;
  • Insurance disputes;
  • Civil rights and First Amendment cases;
  • Consultation assistance on the defense of white collar criminal prosecutions;
  • Anti-trust, securities and business fraud, including class actions; and
  • Defense of individuals in NCAA Infractions Committee hearings.

In addition to the foregoing, I also serve as a mediator in resolving business disputes, as well as providing “gatekeeper” services for business clients and individuals in the coordination and management of complex business litigation and reorganization matters. These specialized services are explained in more detail here.

The policies of my law practice are explained here. I emphasize personalized representation of clients and utilization of technology to provide the most efficient service and effective product for my clients.

The geographical area in which most of my cases arise is described with maps here.

References are provided to prospective clients upon request. Please contact me by phone or email for information regarding references.

I have neither applied for certification, nor am I certified, as a specialist by the State Bar of Texas in any particular practice area.