Kendyl T. Hanks is an experienced appellate advocate who represents clients throughout the country in state and federal forums. Kendyl works with clients and trial teams in resolving high-stakes business disputes and litigating test cases involving constitutional rights, business and contract disputes, fraud and fiduciary duty claims, medical malpractice and similar tort liability, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, trade secrets, employment disputes, and other issues of importance to her business clients. In addition to federal and state appellate experience in numerous jurisdictions, Kendyl frequently works as embedded appellate counsel with trial teams to ensure minimization of risk and preservation of error for appeal.
In 2011, Kendyl was elected to the American Law Institute, considered to be one of the highest honors in the legal profession. Kendyl also serves on the Board of Trustees for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, an organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing.
- State and federal appeals
- Business and commercial litigation
- Preservation of error during trial and preparation for appeal
- Precedent-setting test cases
- “Contort” litigation involving contract and tort disputes
- Health care liability defense
- Defense of governmental units against tort claims
- Proportionate responsibility and contributory fault
- Constitutional law
- Employment litigation
- Trade secrets