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Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks Associate, Commercial & Business Litigation

Kevin is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation group.  Kevin represents clients in a variety of complex disputes in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration.  

Kevin also volunteers with the City of Grand Prairie Municipal Court as a volunteer Deputy Assistant City Attorney.  Kevin was also appointed by the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to serve on the Merit Selection Panel for the United States Magistrate Judge position in Wichita Falls.    

Experience Highlights

  • (Del. Ch.) — Member of trial team that secured a trial victory on behalf of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. in the Delaware Court of Chancery after the court rejected unit holder claims to unwind a March 2016 issuance of convertible preferred units; the court issued a 78-page post-trial opinion upholding the issuance and allowing the conversion to go forward per the terms of the units
  • (N.D. Tex.) — Defended a public broadcasting company against claims of copyright infringement in connection with online posting of photograph of musician; obtained a favorable settlement for the client
  • (AAA) — Successfully defended commercial bank in a breach of contract lawsuit; obtained an order granting motion for summary disposition and dismissing all claims
  • (U.S.) — Drafted an amicus brief on behalf of Members of Congress in support of a petition for certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court in a First Amendment retaliation case
  • (9th Cir.) — Drafted an amicus brief supporting a petition for rehearing en banc in an appeal involving the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act’s choice-of-law provision


Contact Details

Dallas

T +1.214.220.7805
F +1.214.999.7805
kbrooks@velaw.com
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201
Local time: 2:15 AM
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Kevin's Practices

  • Notre Dame Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., History, 2009 (Varsity Football; Dean’s List; Phi Alpha Theta)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas (2013); U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. Supreme Court
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable Reed C. O’Connor, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2013‑2014
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2016-2017
  • Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter
  • Notre Dame Monogram Club
  • Notre Dame Club of Dallas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit