Our Dallas Office

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 224626
Dallas, Texas 75222

Physical address:
2223 W Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75208

214.946.8000 phone
214.946.8433 fax

Our Santa Fe Office

505 Cerrillos Road, Suite A209
Santa Fe, NM 87501

505.986.0600 phone
505.986.0632 fax

Our Houston Address

2368A Rice Blvd. #447
Houston, Texas 77005

Monthly Archives: February 2016

Peter Kelly helps win $54 million verdict verdict in wrongful death case.

Congratulations to Jason Gibson and Casey Jordan of The Gibson Law Firm who, along with the help of Peter Kelly, successfully prosecuted a wrongful death case against Manhattan-Vaughn on behalf of Angel Garcia’s family.  Angel Garcia was killed on December 4, 2013, during the construction of Kyle Field.  His family filed suit, and on February 10, 2016, the jury awarded Garcia’s family $54 million.  You can read more about the case in the Houston Chronicle here.

The “Cow in the Road” appellant and his attorneys are sanctioned for filing a frivolous appeal.

cow-face-300x225Congratulations to Kirk Pittard and Leighton Durham who successfully convinced the Dallas Court of Appeals to not only dismiss an appeal, but to sanction both the defense attorney and his doctor client for pursuing a frivolous appeal.  The “cow in the road” appeal, which stems from serious injuries our client suffered when he ran into a cow owned by a former doctor, began when the former doctor argued that, simply because he was a doctor, the personal injury case was actually a healthcare liability claim which required a Chapter 74 expert report.  The trial court denied the doctor’s motion, and the doctor appealed.  Following the Texas Supreme Court’s opinion in Ross v. St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 462 S.W.3d 496 (Tex. 2015), Leighton sent opposing counsel a letter notifying him that, in light of Ross, the appeal was frivolous and should be dismissed.  When he refused to do so, Kirk and Leighton asked that the appeal be dismissed and that they be awarded all attorneys’ fees incurred in defending the frivolous appeal.  On February 9, 2016, the Dallas Court of Appeals agreed that the appeal was frivolous and sanctioned both the defense counsel and the doctor.  You can read about the case in the Texas Lawyer here, or Law360.com here.  A copy of the court’s opinion can be found here.

Welcome to the firm, Dava!

KD&P is pleased to welcome its newest associate, Dava Greenberg-Spindler, to the Dallas office.  Dava is a native San Antonian, and a 2015 graduate, magna cum laude, of Texas Tech University School of Law.  Welcome to the firm Dava.