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Tom Kirkendall
Works at Law Office of Tom Kirkendall
Attended University of Houston
Lives in The Woodlands, TX (north of Houston)
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Lawyer
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Trials and Appeals in Complex Business Litigation
Employment
  • Law Office of Tom Kirkendall
    Owner, 2000 - present
  • Kirkendall & Isgur, LLP
    Managing Partner, 1981 - 2000
  • Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C.
    Associate, 1979 - 1981
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Currently
The Woodlands, TX (north of Houston)
Previously
Houston, TX - Iowa City, Iowa
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281-364-9946
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713-703-3536
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2 Violetta Ct, The Woodlands, TX 77381-4550
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Bold in thought, precise in speech, moderate in action.
Introduction

I am a lawyer in the Houston, Texas area who has practiced in complex business litigation matters for over 30 years. I represent a wide variety of clients in business-related lawsuits and corporate reorganizations in federal and state courts throughout Texas and the United States.

My practice consists of primarily trials and appeals in such diverse litigation areas as corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, oil and gas, business fraud, defense of civil and criminal contempt as well as sanctions cases, anti-trust, securities fraud, real estate, construction, insurance disputes, civil rights, First Amendment issues, and defense of coaches and players in NCAA Infractions Committee hearings. My website is here.

Since early 2004, I have maintained the Houston's Clear Thinkers blog, which addresses issues of interest to the Houston legal, business, and medical communities. Among other issues, I have advocated through my blog against the troubling use of the government's overwhelming prosecutorial power to regulate and deter business risk-taking that creates wealth for investors and jobs for communities.

I have been married to the lovely Susan Schearer Kirkendall since 1983. We reside in The Woodlands, Texas, which is a suburban community 30 miles north of downtown Houston.

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Four children and one grandchild, plus nine brothers and sisters, and dozens of nieces and nephews. Family gatherings are fun!
Education
  • University of Houston
    B.A., Political Science & Economics; Juris Doctorate, 1973 - 1979
  • University of Iowa
    1971 - 1972
  • University of Texas at Austin
    1972 - 1973
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Big T, Kirk

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Sam Dresser lucidly explains modal realism:
What to do about deep regret? In a new Aeon series Sam Dresser mines philosophy to solve your personal dilemmas
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A beautiful spring day on the golf course in Houston. Tee shot, 6th hole, Bentwater CC Grand Pines Golf Course:
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How bias corrupts scientific research:
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Betting on gambling for economic success is no sure thing. Ask Atlantic City:
The sudden closing of Atlantic City's two-year-old Revel casino hotel, plus two other casinos shutting their doors in the next few weeks, marks the end of the New Jersey city's decades-long reliance on gambling to stay afloat.
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The human cost of regulation:
In The Wall Street Journal, Information Age columnist Gordon Crovitz writes that regulatory delay causes real harm, as human error causes more than 90% of car accidents.
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The growing impact of arrest stigma resulting from overcriminalization of American life:
Many people who have never faced charges, or have had charges dropped, find that a lingering arrest record can ruin their chance to secure employment, loans and housing.
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Danny Amendola won the game for the Patriots last night. Here is my post from 2008 on Danny. Great guy: http://goo.gl/7tNLcY
According to Rex Ryan, Danny Amendola ran the 'greatest route in the history of the game' on his late-game touchdown.
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"A thriving subculture of road officers . . . now competes to see who can seize the most cash and contraband":
Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes http://wapo.st/stopandseize
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English obituaries are the best:
Priest who prayed for the restoration of the Holy Roman Empire
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He's nicknamed "Big Game Bob" for a reason:
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It really wasn't better back then:
On his blog, Matt Ridley has a great post today titled "Reasons to Be Cheerful." In that post Mr. Ridley reminds us that: Compared with any time in the past half century, the world as a whole is to...
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Interesting. I like the rational approach vs most of the Pollyannish claptrap you see on social meida.
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Inside the Ebola Wars
www.newyorker.com

As the epidemic widens, the virus is mutating. Geneticists are racing to keep up. Richard Preston reports.

Atlantic City's Big Bet on Gambling Sours
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The sudden closing of Atlantic City's two-year-old Revel casino hotel, plus two other casinos shutting their doors in the next few weeks, ma

The Feds Stall Self-Driving Cars
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In The Wall Street Journal, Information Age columnist Gordon Crovitz writes that regulatory delay causes real harm, as human error causes mo

How College Football's Coaches Have Fared Against Top-25 Teams
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The Associated Press college-football poll came out Sunday, which got us thinking: Which coaches fare best against ranked (i.e., real) compe

Have an arrest record? Even if charges were dropped, it can have lingeri...
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Many people who have never faced charges, or have had charges dropped, find that a lingering arrest record can ruin their chance to secure e

The days of $8.99 bottles of Malbec from Argentina are over as inflation...
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Argentina's wine producers are finding it harder to export as the inflation ravaging the national economy has driven up their labor costs an

Some prosecutors felt the case against Rengan Rajaratnam was weak
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Two years before a jury acquitted Rengan Rajaratnam, dealing prosecutors their first defeat in a long-running campaign against insider tradi

Notable & Quotable
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Great art doesn't tell—it shows. And this act of showing is itself a moral act, a commitment to reality.

Men with day jobs grapple in the lower-tier pro-wrestling circuit, hopin...
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Men with day jobs grapple in the lower-tier pro-wrestling circuit, many working for little money while hoping to get discovered by World Wre

On a normal day, one former New York Jet used to eat 2,155 calories. For...
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How former New York Jets All-Pro Brandon Moore is trying to cut 4,700 calories a day as he adjusts to life after football.

Kim Strassel: The National Security Council is no place for speechwriter...
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In The Wall Street Journal, Potomac Watch columnist Kim Strassel says that Obama's foreign-policy problems are based in part on the politica

William H. McRaven: Life Lessons From Navy SEAL Training
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Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, gave a commencement address last week that graduates, and their paren

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After Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's remarks about Babe Ruth, the ghost o...
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After Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's remarks about Babe Ruth's success at the plate, the ghost of the Yankee legend responds.

Why we’re not wired to think scientifically (and what can be done about ...
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Two years ago I was having dinner with a good friend, Rik Ganju. Rik is one of the smartest people I know. And one of the most talented, too

How to trick the guilty and gullible into revealing themselves? Lessons ...
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Stephen Harrigan on a Texas story of murder and forgiveness
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Stephen Harrigan reviews "The True American: Murder and Mercy and Texas" by Anand Giridharadas.

@Charlesmurray on the genetics revolution and race
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Charles Murray reviews "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History" by Nicholas Wade.

The Investors at War With Political Power
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Are butter, cheese and steak really bad for you? The history of the anti...
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Americans have been told for decades to avoid butter, cheese, red meat and other fatty foods because they cause heart disease. But do they r

Our most recent visit was pleasant. Our steaks were of high quality and cooked as requested. This is essentially a prime rib, steak and burger place that has a sports bar feel to it. A good place for an informal business lunch or dinner.
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Sort of a neighborhood t'afia, smaller and not as polished. However, our first visit was a success overall. The roasted cauliflower appetizer was creative and tasty, and the crab cake (an appetizer or an entree) was delicious. The service is friendly and trying hard, and the chef came by to ask how we liked our food. Definitely worth a return visit.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Great location in Market Street in The Woodlands, but not a great restaurant. The menu provides reasonable variety, but is heavy on potato, rice and corn sides. The "signature" appetizer (always recommended by the waiters) -- potato chips smothered with blue-cheese -- is so unhealthy that it borders on disgusting. The service is nice and enthusiastic, although not always timely and efficient. The food is generally well-cooked and you can get a good meal here if you are willing to mix and match a bit from the menu. But the emphasis on high-margin starchy sides and appetizers places this restaurant a clear step or two below the best restaurants in The Woodlands.
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Food: GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago