Brian A. Kilpatrick
Brian Kilpatrick is a Dallas trial lawyer with extensive commercial litigation experience representing financial institutions, business organizations, and individuals in trials, arbitrations, appeals, and related matters.
A significant portion of Brian’s practice is dedicated to representing financial institutions in the enforcement of their rights as creditors, and in the defense of their actions as lenders, depository institutions, real estate owners, credit furnishers and trustees, in commercial, mortgage, fiduciary, and consumer litigation. Brian is also frequently called upon by financial institutions to respond to civil, criminal and administrative subpoenas, orders and levies, and is well versed in the protections afforded such institutions under Texas and federal banking law.
Brian also represents clients in business litigation disputes in a variety of other industries, such as transportation, real estate, investment services, energy, retail, pharmaceutical, and debt collection.
Brian’s success as a trial lawyer is founded upon his emphasis on client service. He recognizes the multitude of pressures facing business clients and strives to alleviate those pressures by exceeding their expectations in both his legal and administrative obligations.
Brian also has a keen ability to honestly assess litigation matters and provide realistic case evaluations that are not based on overly-optimistic views or marketing considerations. This allows him to work with a client to develop a case strategy that takes into account the client’s specific situation and the probable outcome of the case.
Brian 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 oftentimes, it is in a client’s best interest to resolve a case outside of the courthouse, and he has skillfully negotiated many favorable settlements for clients in both formal mediations and informal settlement conferences.
Before joining Jackson Walker in 1994, Brian was a briefing attorney for the federal district court in Waco, Texas.
B.A., with honors, Austin College
J.D., Baylor Law School
- Notes and Comments Editor, Baylor Law Review
- Interscholastic Moot Court Team
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas