Hankinson LLP Attorney Earns Board Certification in Civil Appellate Law

DALLAS – The Dallas-based appellate law boutique Hankinson LLP is proudly announcing that firm attorney Brett Kutnick has become Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

“There are tens of thousands of lawyers in Texas, but only 435 are Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law,” says Rick Thompson, former managing partner of Hankinson LLP. “That makes Brett part of a very select group and we’re extremely proud of their accomplishment.”

Hankinson LLP now is home to three attorneys who are Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, including firm founder Deborah Hankinson and Mr. Thompson.

To earn board certification, Mr. Kutnick was approved to take a six-hour written exam based on a demonstration of his unique appellate experience, passed the exam, and was screened by an extensive peer-review process.

Mr. Kutnick utilizes his appellate expertise, extensive business background, and over 16 years of experience in Texas trial and appellate courts to bring substantial value to his clients at all stages of a lawsuit.  With a focus on complex commercial litigation, Mr. Kutnick has successfully represented his clients before the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas courts of appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in a wide variety of matters, including contract disputes, business torts, legal malpractice claims, breach of fiduciary duty actions, and shareholder oppression cases.  As a former litigator, he is in a unique position to anticipate the ways in which pretrial and trial issues affect the client’s position in a potential appeal, and thus plays an integral role in shaping pretrial strategy and working with trial counsel to analyze complex procedural, jurisdictional, and evidentiary issues, draft jury charges and trial briefs, and preserve error.

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