“Kent Krabill is not only an excellent and responsive lawyer, but a great person. He's been our go-to guy for years and we have complete confidence not only in his expertise but in his genuine concern for our well-being as people.”
- Mark Anderson, President, M and T Anderson Enterprises, Inc.
Kent D. KrabillDownload One Page Bio
Kent Krabill represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of complex commercial, energy, real estate, trade secret, and family trust disputes. He has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials, conducted dozens of arbitrations and mediations, and handled multiple appeals.
Kent’s outstanding work has earned him the recognition and respect of his peers, having been selected as a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters every year from 2010-2015. He is also active in Bar and community service activities, serves on the Board of the nonprofit Drops of Love, and has published scholarly articles, most recently “No More Weighting: One Person, One Vote Means One Person, One Vote,” published in the Spring 2012 edition of Texas Review of Law & Policy.
After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington, Kent earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he served as a Note and Comment Editor on the Pepperdine Law Review, a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing, and a member of the Honors Trial Team. Before joining Lynn Pinker & Cox, LLP, Kent practiced law for the international law firm Jones Day and served as law clerk to Chief Judge Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Kent recently spent 10 days in Uganda with the Pepperdine School of Law Nootbaar Institute Global Justice Program Prison Project. During his time in Uganda, Kent represented Ugandan’s accused of such crimes as murder, rape, aggravated defilement, and aggravated robbery, and at the same time trained and equipped Ugandan defense attorneys, prosecutors, law students, and local judges to implement a more just, efficient and sustainable criminal justice system, particularly through the introduction of plea bargaining throughout the country. Hands-on training occurred in the local prisons as Kent and his team represented actual clients and engaged in the plea bargaining process. The program is based on the belief that an efficient and ethical justice system is the foundation for any true and lasting democracy.
Kent and his wife Michelle are the proud parents of a son and a daughter. In his free time, Kent enjoys grilling steaks with friends, playing guitar and getting away to Puerto Vallarta. He is also a big fan of NASCAR, the NBA and Bruce Springsteen.
No More Weighting: One Person, One Vote..., Texas Review of Law & Politics, Spring 2012
- Obtained dismissal of a class action lawsuit against Southwest Airlines brought by passengers from Alabama to Texas who claimed the Dallas-based airline flew planes that violated federal “airworthiness directive” safety measures and who were seeking damages in excess of $400 million in Lopez et al. v. Southwest Airlines Co., Cause No. 3:09-cv-00137-O, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, Dallas, Texas
- Defeated a temporary injunction request after a hearing in which the plaintiffs sought to obtain an implied easement in an effort to stop a $400 million mixed-use development between Uptown and Victory Park in Triton 2414, LLC et al. v. Red Akard Place, LLC and the City of Dallas, Cause No. DC-15-08981, in the 95th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas
- Negotiated the resolution of over $2 million in claims against an acid-gas injection well operator in Layline Petroleum I, LLC and Layline Petroleum II, LLC v. Regency Field Services, LLC and Regency Energy Partners, LP, Cause No. M-13-0034-CV-B, 156th Judicial District, McMullen County, Texas
- Negotiated settlement of multimillion dollar claims against two hockey teams and a competing league in Western Professional Hockey League Inc. d/b/a Central Hockey League et al. v. Top Shelf, L.L.C. et al., Cause No. 13-05044, in the 298th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Dallas, Texas
- Obtained a take nothing verdict in a breach of non-compete and misappropriation of trade secret trial in Protec Equipment Resources, Inc. v. Jason Ray, Cause No. 2010-30331-211, in the 2011th Judicial District Court, Denton County, Texas
- Drafted Brief for State Firearm Associations as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent in District of Columbia et al. v. Dick Anthony Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783 (2008)