Attorneys in Texas and New York
Kilgore & Kilgore PLLC is a boutique law firm that is intentionally small. We provide personal service to individuals and organizations in Dallas and New York. We are innovators who litigate and arbitrate creatively to resolve matters and get clients back on their feet. We practice law because we believe in fairness. Fair employment. Fair competition. We believe in protecting the American dream. We level the playing field for our clients.
Defenders of the Employee Rights of Our Clients
Kilgore & Kilgore settled 75 employment law cases in 2013, many resolved within weeks, before bringing suit. We represented chief executives and other managers from a financial services company, a telecommunications company, a Fortune 500 computer services company, an auto supply company and an international homebuilder, to name a few. We represented physicians in contract disputes and workers from protected classes who experienced discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and employment retaliation.
We Are Experienced in FINRA Arbitrations and Prosecute Securities Fraud
In a FINRA arbitration, we helped a client recover a family fortune that was thought to be lost. We represented an investor who recovered some losses in the Madoff Ponzi scheme. We helped a venture capital company recover its investment in a failed film company. We represented founding shareholders as they separated from their company. We represented a hedge funds partner in recovering investments and compensation.
We Protect Clients Whose Intellectual Property is Used by Businesses Trying to Stifle Competition
Kilgore & Kilgore represented a Chinese company in a case brought to defend a trademark. We represented an Italian jewelry company in New York, asserting its copyright infringement claim, and continue to represent this client. We defended a clothing manufacturer against a copyright claim to the alleged designs on a uniform. We represented a Hong Kong investor in its claims to a fashion industry trademark and trade name.
We Help Clients When Business Fraud Happens
Kilgore & Kilgore represented a software designer in the buyout of his insurance agency, a Fortune 500 bank resolve a financial dispute, helped a bank execute against collateral when it was a victim of a fake sales scheme, an international business by placing a constructive trust on the mansion of a convicted swindler who went to jail for fraud, and helped an interior design firm recover assets embezzled by an employee by making claims against a credit card company and vendors who turned a blind eye to the scheme.
We Help Clients When Their Claims for Benefits Were Denied
Kilgore & Kilgore is in the forefront of benefits litigation. We represented large classes of employees in multiple federal class actions over the last several years, raising issues of first impression relating to class action waivers, the applicability of ERISA, and the effect of ERISA on retirement benefit plans. We have helped clients in arbitrations against their employers, ensuring that their arbitrations led to fair outcomes.
One of the Oldest Law Firms in Dallas
Kilgore & Kilgore was built over the past 67 years on reputation, experience, versatility and dedication. Our law practice began in the oil field and became one of the premier oil and gas law firms in the Southwest. During the 60s and 70s, we expanded to include banks and real estate developers. In the 80s, we represented small family owned businesses and entrepreneurs struggling to compete. During the 90s, we set ground-breaking precedents in employment law and antitrust lawsuits. Today, we are known as Kilgore & Kilgore.
Offices in Dallas and New York
Our Texas office is located in an uptown neighborhood of Dallas overlooking the Katy Trail. The Kilgore Law Center, as it is now known, is also the home of the Madi Museum and the historic Arcadia sign. In 2008, we expanded our law practice to New York, representing clients in federal court and in arbitrations. Our New York office is located downtown on Wall Street. Clients include the Bank of New York Mellon and the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, among others.
Kilgore & Kilgore was founded by John Kilgore and his son, John Kilgore Jr. They were joined by James Kilgore, brother of the senior. The firm began in Wichita Falls, Texas, where John Kilgore represented clients in the oil and gas business. As the oil business grew after WWII, the Kilgores moved their law practice to Dallas to be near banks with financing for oil transactions. After graduating from Harvard Law School, John Kilgore Jr. performed legal work for J. H. Whitney & Company, a New York investment firm. That work involved investments in Venezuelan oil and gas properties. Eventually, the son left Kilgore & Kilgore to become a partner at Whitney. The Kilgores consented to the continuation of their law practice under its original name because they wanted clients to be able to obtain information and documents pertaining to matters long closed. The Kilgores are now deceased.
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