Kevin Jordan is a nationally recognized first-chair trial lawyer who has handled a wide variety of cases representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Kevin has appeared in 23 states and has tried over 35 cases to verdict in numerous jurisdictions including in Texas, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and New Jersey.
Kevin’s clients frequently ask him to step into a case at the last minute as the trial specialist. Kevin has also represented several of the same clients for decades, maintaining responsibility for working up and trying cases for the same clients over and again.
Kevin’s engineering background and knowledge of the oil & gas and chemical industries greatly assist him in effectively handling commercial, trade secret and other technology cases. He has handled cases involving: trade secrets; commercial disputes; executive compensation; covenants-not-to-compete; shareholder issues; oil & gas; professional negligence; estates; construction; insurance; tax; employment discrimination; admiralty and maritime; general negligence; product liability; and premises liability.
Kevin is Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Kevin is consistently recognized for his trial excellence by his peers.
Prior to founding Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC, Kevin was a partner and associate at Baker Botts, LLP (2005-2017 and 1988-1994) and a plaintiffs’ lawyer with his own firm (1994-2005).
Trade secret, non-compete, executive compensation and shareholder litigation:
Cloeren, Incorporated v. Robert Druschel: represented plaintiff in theft of trade secrets, breach of covenant not to compete, and business disparagement case related to precision extrusion dies. Confidential settlement.
Spill Tech Environmental, Inc. v. New Pig Corporation and Edward Secrest: represented defendant in theft of trade secret case related to environmental clean-up industry. Defendant dismissed.
A.P. Formulators v. Clark Chemicals, Inc. et al: represented defendant in defamation and in a theft of trade-secrets counter claim regarding formulation of various paint compounds. Confidential settlement.
Wullenwaber v. Southern Farm Bureau Insurance Company et al.: represented defendant insurance company in breach of contract and tortious interference with contract claim brought by insurance agents.
C&I Computer Services v. TDI-Halter, L.P.: represented corporation and employee in non-compete claims related to computer services. Confidential settlement.
Compro-Tax, Inc. v. Virginia McGowen: represented plaintiff corporation in non-compete claims against former employee that lead to an agreed permanent injunction against defendant.
David Berry and William Dodge v. Esenjay Exploration, Inc.: represented defendant in claims by former officers and board members regarding golden parachutes resulting from change in control of company and non-compete agreements. Confidential settlement.
Salt Blends Limited et al. v. The Beacon Group: represented limited partners in breach of contract, tortious interference, and breach of fiduciary duty claims against general partner. Confidential settlement.
Gary Coury and Rick Berry v. Petrocon Engineering, Inc.: represented executives regarding breach of employment contracts. Confidential settlement.
Oil & Gas and Energy Related Litigation:
Belinda Bloxsom et al. v. Esenjay Exploration, Inc. et al.: represented contract operator in lawsuit filed by working interest owners related to joint operating agreement. Confidential settlement.
Stephenson v. Vastar Resources, Inc.: represented landowner in trespass case related to second-line rights for a gas transmission pipeline.
PG&E Energy Trading-Power, L.P. v. SRW Cogeneration Limited Partnership: represented defendant in claims related to construction of co-generation plant.
DBWT, LLP v. The Dow Chemical Company: represented The Dow Chemical Company in litigation surrounding construction of a facility at its Freeport Plant.
Trial counsel for Enbridge Pipelines (East Texas) LP in eminent domain action filed by Avinger Timber LLC after the case was remanded by the Texas Supreme Court for a new trial.
Homer Stark v. Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation and Eunice Benckenstein et al v. Ida Marie Stark: represented Foundation and Board member in litigation concerning administration of estate as well as declaratory judgment filed against heirs. Judgment against heirs.
Ida Marie Stark et al v. Nelda C. Stark et al.: represented administratrix of estate concerning claims by heirs related to distribution under will. Confidential settlement.
Magic Circle Energy Corp v. Ellis & Prehn, P.C.: represented oil and gas company in legal malpractice claim regarding construction of title opinions.
Medical Malpractice: represented numerous plaintiffs in medical malpractice claims against doctors and hospitals including multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements.
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Company. Represented insurer in first party claims as well as insureds in third party claims throughout Texas.
Ensco Offshore Company v. Orange County Appraisal Review Board: represented offshore operator in constitutional challenge to personal property tax. Judgment for client.
Admiralty and Maritime:
Kim Crest v. M/V Sverdlosk: represented plaintiff ship owner in a claim arising out of a collision in the Houston Ship Channel. Plaintiff verdict.
Capital Maritime, Inc. v. Far East Levingston, Inc.: represented defendant shipyard in breach of contract claim concerning construction of numerous offshore drilling rigs. Defense verdict.
Abdon Oil & Gas v. Aramark, Inc.: represented defendant in indemnity issues related to Jones Act claim.
Port of Port Arthur v. Segesta Shipping Co. et al.: Represented plaintiff Port in damages case resulting from allision.
Buckley & Sons Fabrication & Construction v. Friede Goldman Offshore, Texas, L.P.: represented defendant in commercial dispute related to construction of offshore drilling rigs.
Friede Goldman Offshore, Texas: represented offshore drilling rig fabricator in numerous personal injury claims brought under the Longshore Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act.
Union Carbide Corporation: represented Union Carbide Corporation in product and premises liability cases as one of its national trial counsel in cases pending around the country.
The Dow Chemical Company: represented The Dow Chemical Company in product liability claims concerning various substances.
Demouchette v. Cooper Power, Inc.: represented Cooper Power in product liability claim concerning electrical switchgear. Dismissal.
Jay Ingle v. Abbott Laboratories: represented Abbott Laboratories in product liability claim related to its Ensure product. Defense verdict.
Texas Drydock, Inc.: represented offshore drilling rig fabricator in numerous employment related discrimination claims.
Handled numerous employment claims and has tried to jury verdict employment cases involving discrimination involving race, gender, disability and sexual harassment.
Tulane University Law School, J.D., May 1988
Honors and Activities: Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Administrative Justice Tulane Moot Court.
Texas A&M University, B.S., Civil Engineering December 1984
“Stowers Demands, Responses, and Related Considerations,” Advanced Insurance Seminar, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, 2003
“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Considerations in a Stowers Action,” Advanced Insurance Seminar, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, 2002
“Reservations of Rights: The Insured’s Response,” Insurance Law Seminar, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, 1999
Licensed to practice law in Texas, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Mississippi; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western District of Texas; the Eastern District of Louisiana and the Northern District of California.
Board Certified Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters) 2003, 2010-2017