It Had Everything
Our own Kirby Hopkins was recently named one of Houston's top Commercial Litigation Attorneys by Houstonia Magazine as voted by members of the Houston Bar - which makes the honor especially pleasing.
'Commercial Litigation’ is not always easy to quickly, concisely define. It’s at once specific (Commercial) and general (Litigation). Neither begins to get across what Kirby and we do as a firm.
Luckily, one of the cases that contributed to Kirby’s honor does all the explaining for us.
Kirby was local counsel in a business dispute that resulted in one of the biggest jury verdicts in Texas in 2021, $32 million.
It was a breach of contract action. A shareholder derivative claim. An employment law claim for non-payment of salary. A corporate claim for breach of fiduciary duty. There were [ample] elements of unethical business practices, fraud, bribery, battery, malice, gross negligence, and intentional self-enrichment.