Brian A. Kilpatrick
Brian A. Kilpatrick is a trial lawyer with over 20 years' experience as lead counsel representing businesses, financial institutions and individuals in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and appeals.
Mr. Kilpatrick's success as a trial lawyer is founded upon his emphasis on client service, as well as his commitment to use sound judgment to realistically assess every case and its likely outcome in order to develop a strategy aimed at achieving the best possible result while taking into consideration each client's specific situation and goals.
Mr. Kilpatrick values the relationship with his clients, and diligently strives in every engagement to regularly communicate and keep them updated on developments to avoid surprises that should have been anticipated.
Mr. Kilpatrick is a strong proponent of the jury trial system in this country, and he relishes every opportunity to go into the courtroom and present a client's case to a judge or jury, and he has successfully done so many times. But, he also recognizes that many cases are resolved outside of the courthouse, and he has skillfully negotiated many favorable settlements for his clients in both formal mediations and informal settlement conferences.
Mr. Kilpatrick represents clients in business litigation disputes in a number of substantive areas, including contract, finance, foreclosure, lender liability, collection, fair credit reporting, fair credit billing, fair debt collection, telephone consumer protection, securities fraud, real estate, deceptive trade practices, uniform commercial code, intellectual property, probate, guardianship, trust and class actions. He also regularly represents financial institutions and their employees in response to civil, criminal and administrative subpoenas, orders and levies, and is well versed in the protections afforded such entities under Texas and federal law. He has also been engaged in certain special projects to help his clients better their practices in order to avoid claims.
Mr. Kilpatrick is a member of the American Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Texas Association of Bank Counsel. He is also a Life Fellow with the Dallas Bar Foundation and a Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation. He has served on several bar committees in Dallas, including the judiciary committee, the fee dispute committee, and the pro bono committee.
Mr. Kilpatrick is actively involved in community service. His civic and charitable activities include: Leadership Dallas; Dallas Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Institute; Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas; Dallas Summer Musicals; Austin College Lawyers Association; Hatton W. Sumners Scholar Alumni Association; TITAS; and volunteer youth baseball coach.
PRO BONO SERVICE
Mr. Kilpatrick has been named a "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters and also has been recognized by his peers with an AV Preeminent® rating in Martindale-Hubbell®, signifying the highest level of professionalism in terms of legal ability and ethical standards.
Speeches / Publications
Mr. Kilpatrick has spoken and written on a wide variety of legal topics including banking law, discovery, procedure, and electronically stored information. He also co-authored an article on electronic discovery entitled E-Mail Discovery and Privilege, which was published in South Texas College of Law's Corporate Counsel Review (November 2004) and in the Canadian legal publication The Advocates' Quarterly (August 2005). He also authored a Baylor Law Review article (Spring 1992) analyzing Studer v. State, 799 S.W.2d 263 (Tex. Crim. App. 1990).
Links to Publications
B.A. Political Science, with honors, Austin College (TX)
J.D., Baylor University School of Law