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George M. Kryder
George M. Kryder
Partner — Commercial & Business Litigation
Partner — Commercial & Business Litigation

George M. Kryder

George M. Kryder

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

George M. Kryder

George has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil trials, litigation, and related appeals and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Securities Litigation. His practice involves a broad range of matters with particular emphasis on complex civil litigation, including lender liability, securities litigation, technology matters, and the defense of professional liability claims involving attorneys, accountants, and officers and directors.

Legal Malpractice Defense

George devotes a substantial part of his practice to defending attorneys in professional liability matters and in loss prevention counseling and was named The Best Lawyers in America®’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice law. In a Texas Lawyer survey, Texas attorneys named George as one of a handful “go to” lawyers in professional liability cases. For more than 25 years, George has been engaged by local, regional, and national firms and their attorneys to defend them in professional liability matters, disqualification proceedings, disciplinary actions, and fee disputes. Such matters include claims alleging malpractice, conflicts of interest, conspiracy, deceptive practices, fraud, RICO, and breach of fiduciary duties in substantive areas including appellate practice, bankruptcy, copyrights, corporate transactions, criminal law, employment law, environmental law, estate planning, financial services, franchising, intellectual property, patents and trademarks, personal injury, real estate, securities, tax, trial, and wills and trusts.

George previously chaired the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and ABA Section of Litigation Professional Liability Litigation Committee which present national programs and produce various printed and electronic publications. George currently serves as V&E’s Professional Liability Practice Leader.

Experience Highlights

  • Obtained take nothing judgment in bank’s favor in lender liability trial

  • Obtained dismissal of federal securities claims in putative class action

  • Represented client in a securities class action involving alleged misrepresentations concerning developments of technology

  • Obtained dismissal of RICO claims involving real estate investments

  • Represented multinational corporation in connection with a former employee’s alleged misappropriation of electronic trade secrets and intellectual property


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1977 (Patrick Wilson Scholar; Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review; Law Review Medal)
  • Princeton University, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, A.B., 1974 (Class President)
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Harry Phillips, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1977 – 1978
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (BL Rankings, LLC), in Legal Malpractice, 1999−2021; in Business Litigation 2001−2005 and 2021; in Commercial Litigation 2006−2021; in Intellectual Property Litigation 2011−2021; in Securities Litigation 2011− 2021; in Bet-the-Company Litigation 2016−2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (BL Rankings, LLC), “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law (Dallas/Fort Worth), 2020
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2004−2020
  • D Magazine, “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” 2003, 2005, 2007−2020
  • Selected to the Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Region Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2004 and 2005
  • Chair: ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, 2010 – 2014; Chair or Co-Chair: Fellows Program, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2012 – 2014; Professional Liability Litigation Committee, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 1999 – 2003 and 2009 – 2011; Electronic Communications Policy Committee, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2006 – 2009; “Trial By Jury: A Program Focused On Jury Thinking,” American Bar Association, Seattle, Washington, September 2005; Expert Witness Committee Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2003 – 2004; U.S. Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference, Dallas, Texas, May 2002; National Legal Malpractice Conference, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, New York, New York, April 2000; American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, April 1999
  • Member: Federal Practice Task Force, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2014 – ; Managing Director, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2005 – 2006; Division Director, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2011 and 2012;; Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, American Bar Association, 1999 – 2001, Liaison, 2004 – 2010; Innovations in Technology Task Force, 1998 – 1999, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association; American Inns of Court; Dallas Bar Association; Executive Committee of the Institute of Law and Technology, Center for American and International Law
  • Ohio (inactive)
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • Georgia (inactive)
  • Texas
  • “Top Ten Ways to Avoid Claims and Ethical Problems,” Annual In-House Symposium 2018, April 27, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Expert Witnesses in Lawyer Liability Litigation,” AON Law Firm Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, October 2013 (panelist)
  • “The Opening Statement and Closing Argument in a High Stakes Legal Malpractice Case,” ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2013 (moderator)
  • “The Impact of ABA 20/20 Model Rule Changes on Lawyers and Professional Liability,” NABRICO Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, April 2012 (panelist)
  • “Walking the Line – Hot Topics in Ethics,” Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, Dallas, Texas, June 2012 (panelist)