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Kendall Speer

Senior Associate
P 713-652-9000 | F 713-652-9800
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Kendall Speer focuses her practice on complex business disputes and commercial litigation, with wide-ranging experience in construction, oil and gas, real estate, employment, trade secret, and probate litigation. Such extensive and varied experience has made her extremely versatile, allowing her to hit the ground running when taking on complex cases.

Before joining the team at Rusty Hardin, Kendall spent seven and a half years at Houston firm, Crady Jewett McCulley & Houren LLP, where she gained extensive experience preparing cases for jury and non-jury trials. With meticulous attention to detail, Kendall was often successful in arguing motions, managing discovery, deposing witness, and she quickly became the firm’s go-to briefing attorney. Kendall has also served as lead appellate counsel for a number of appeals, which included presentation of oral argument before the El Paso and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals.

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  • Education
    • J.D., South Texas College of Law, 2014
      • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
    • B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • Court Admissions
    • State Bar of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Representative Cases
    • Served as lead counsel in residential construction dispute which lead to favorable settlement for clients.
    • Served as lead appellate counsel in the interlocutory appeal of an order denying anti-SLAPP motion which resulted in favorable decision from the Fourteenth Court of Appeals.
    • Served as lead appellate counsel in title dispute over mineral interest and presented oral argument to the El Paso Court of Appeals.
    • First-chaired jury trial in breach of contract case pending in Harris County Court that led to successful verdict in favor of client, including award of attorneys’ fees.
    • Meta Plan. + Design LLC v. BGE, Inc., No. 14-19-00253-CV, 2021 WL 1421056, at *1 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] Apr. 15, 2021, no pet.).
    • Lockhart as Tr. of Lockhart Fam. Bypass Tr. v. Chisos Mins., LLC, 621 S.W.3d 89 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2021, pet. filed).
    • Smith v. Barnhart, 576 S.W.3d 407 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2019, no pet.).
    • Harris Cty. v. Park at Westcreek, LP, No. 01-18-00343-CV, 2020 WL 826725 ( App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Feb. 20, 2020, no pet.) (mem. op.).
  • Professional Memberships
    • Houston Bar Association, Special Olympics Committee
    • Association of Women Attorneys Houston, Member
    • Business Networking International, Member of Business Referral Partners of Pearland Chapter
  • Honors & Awards
    • Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation, 2023-2024
      • Recognized in Business Litigation