Dana G. Kirk


Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law since 1980.

Education and Academic Honors

  • Southern Methodist University,  J.D., 1975
  • Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., 1971
  • Order of the Coif
  • Barristers Honorary Society
  • Editor-In-Chief Southwestern Law Journal, 1974 – 1975
  • Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Johnson, Swanson & Barbee Scholarship
  • Best Law Review Article in Texas Award, 1975

Trial Experience

Tried as lead counsel over 100 cases.

Represented plaintiffs in cases involving commercial disputes, contract claims, personal injury, products liability, railroad litigation, toxic tort litigation, banking litigation, pharmaceutical claims, legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, oil and gas litigation, environmental pollution, nuisance, trespass, Uniform Commercial Code claims and many more.

Defended corporations such as General Motors, Hoescht Celanese Corporation, Aetna Insurance Company, Employer’s Casualty Insurance Company, Coca Cola, Union Pacific Railroad and many others.

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk to Honorable John R. Brown, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1975
  • Associate Attorney, Fulbright & Jaworski, 1975 to 1983
  • Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski, 1983 to 1985
  • Partner, Kirk & Carrigan, 1985 to 1992
  • Kirk Law Firm, PLLC 1992 to present

Professional Acknowledgment

  • Elected to Best Lawyers in America
  • Elected to Texas Super Lawyers
  • Elected to Best Lawyers in Houston
  • Elected to Super Lawyers Business Litigation
  • Life Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Lawyer – Martindale Hubbell
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • College of State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • Fellow Houston Bar Foundation
  • Fellow Texas Bar Foundation
  • Served on the Texas State Bar Rules Committee
  • Served as Special Counsel to the State Bar of Texas Disciplinary Matters
  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Mississippi
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • State Bar of Minnesota
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • Supreme Court of the United States

What our clients are

I would like to say the Kirk Law Firm went above and beyond their duties as my attorney. I searched long and hard to find an attorney to take my case. After being turned down by 4 of the larger Law Firms in the Dallas/Ft Worth area I contacted the Kirk Law Firm and they were meeting with me the following morning. They did a fantastic job representing me and got me a larger settlement than I had ever dreamed of. They are a great group of Attorneys.

Review from Tim Doyle | Source: Google | April 17, 2020

I have been very pleased with the law services of Dana Kirk.  I highly recommend the professional services of KIRK LAW FIRM, PLLC.

R. Corey Walters | Source: Google | April 17, 2020

I was represented by the kirk lawfirm, a couple of year ago. I was injured on the job, back in February 2017. Which caused me head trauma and 2 surgeries for torn rotator cuff, which wasn't successful. I was worried about, what my future would be like. Being in my 60,s. I am married and just adopted my grandkids. I was looking for a lawyer and was fortunate to have stumbled upon, Dana Kirk and his lawfirm. I and my family were treated with compassion and respect. From his personal secretary to his associates all were very professional and knowledgeable about injury law. They negotiated a settlement for me, which has made me able to take care of my family. I highly recommend them and I'll always think of them as friends, who gave me my life back.

John K | Source: Google | March 18, 2020

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