With a practice spanning from Texas to New York, Kendyl T. Hanks is an experienced trial litigator and appellate advocate who represents clients throughout the country in state and federal forums. Kendyl represents clients from entrepreneurs, investors, executives and partnerships to Fortune 500 companies and burgeoning multinational firms. She has experience litigating and resolving high-stakes business disputes and test cases involving contract disputes, fraud claims, breaches of warranty, fiduciary duty, alter ego, bankruptcy confirmation and adversary proceedings, negligence and estoppel, real estate disputes, securities law, tribal sovereignty, tax disputes, joint and several liability and proportionate fault, governmental immunity, and other issues of importance to her business clients.
With experience on both sides of the docket, Kendyl represents both plaintiffs and defendants, finding practical ways for clients to settle their disputes before they become irreconcilable without judicial intervention. When litigation is unavoidable, Kendyl helps clients develop and implement litigation strategies that minimize wasteful battles over procedural minutia that have little impact on the ultimate result, and focuses the team’s leverage and resources on the key issues of fact and law that will ultimately vindicate the client’s position. Because of her experience as an appellate lawyer and oral advocate, clients and trial counsel often retain Ms. Hanks to zealously pursue the client’s rights at each stage of the case, whether trying to preserve a big jury verdict through judgment and an imminent appeal, or to secure the reversal of an adverse trial court ruling or the dismissal of a meritless appeal.
- Business and commercial litigation
- State and federal appeals
- Preservation of error during trial and preparation for appeal
- Precedent-setting test cases
- "Contort" litigation involving contract and tort disputes
- Defense of governmental units against tort claims