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Kevin Haynes

attorney

"From an early age, his parents told him they knew he would be a lawyer because of his devotion to standing up for others..."

Kevin is a trial lawyer who represents clients across the nation that have been seriously injured or killed in trucking and bus crashes, oilfield incidents, and plant and refinery explosions. He grew up in the industrial Golden Triangle in Southeast Texas and witnessed firsthand how hardworking people can be devastated by catastrophic injuries. From an early age, his parents told him they knew he would be a lawyer because of his devotion to standing up for others and his disdain for injustices. One day after class in high school, his favorite English teacher told him he should pursue a career in law. From that day forward, he knew he wanted to devote his life to fighting injustices.

Throughout his career, Kevin has consistently recovered successful verdicts and settlements for his clients. In 2011, he helped win the largest motor vehicle accident verdict in the State of Texas, which was selected to the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame. In 2015, he helped secure the #5 and #8 largest accident settlements in the State of Texas.

For law school, Kevin attended South Texas College of Law Houston, where was chosen as a member of the law review and won an award for his outstanding legal writing. He also won a spot on the school’s nationally recognized moot court team and competed in tournaments nationwide. He began his legal career clerking for a Senior Justice on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, where he gained invaluable experience in appellate law. Following his clerkship, Kevin joined one of the oldest corporate law firms in Texas, where he represented corporate and individual clients in complex business disputes, insurance disputes, and appeals. This experience, along with Kevin’s unparalleled work ethic and commitment to his clients, has enabled him to consistently achieve successful verdicts and settlements for injury victims in Texas and across the United States.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, J.D., 2006
    • South Texas Law Review
    • South Texas Varsity Moot Court
    • Highest Grade: Torts II
    • Haynes & Boone, LLP Award for Outstanding Legal Writing
  • University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, B.B.A., 2003
    • Orange County Texas Exes Academic Scholarship

Clerkship

  • Briefing Attorney, Honorable Leslie B. Yates, Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Houston, TX, 2006–2007

Admissions

  • Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2012–2018
  • The National Trial Lawyer, Texas Top 40 Under 40, 2014 – Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Lifetime Member
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation’s Top 1%, 2015–2017
  • H Texas Magazine, Top Houston Lawyers, 2013–2017
  • Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame

Affiliations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA), Board of Directors
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)

Publications & Presentations

  • Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP CLE, How to Preserve Evidence in a Personal Injury Case, 2018
  • ATAA CLE, Sleep Apnea in Commercial Motor Vehicle Cases, December 2017
  • Wake the Sleeping Giant: Sleep Apnea in Commercial Motor Vehicle Cases, TTLA Midyear Conference and CLE, June 2017
  • How To Host The Party: The Who, What, Where and When of Declaratory Judgment Actions, 2010 Advanced Insurance Law Course, Texas Bar CLE, Apr. 8–9, 2010 (with Lisa A. Songy)
  • Torts on the Construction Site: Tactical and Risk Management Considerations, 2008 Construction Law Conference, University of Texas School of Law CLE, Jan. 29–30, 2009. (with Michael W. Huddleston)
  • Vapor Intrusion: A Volatile Legal Horizon, International Institute for Environmental Risk Management, LP (Feb. 2006) (with Adam Green and Sheri Caldwell)
  • Presentation of Oral Argument, Civil Appeals for Trial Lawyers, South Texas College of Law CLE (Mar. 31, 2005)

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