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Kilgore & Kilgore PLLC

United States 2024


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Kilgore & Kilgore PLLC

Kilgore Law is a boutique law firm that is intentionally small, offering personal service, one to one. Each of our dozen lawyers specializes in a particular practice area. We are proud of our track-record of achieving results for our clients with skill and tenacity.

We are well known for our employment law practice in defense of the employee. We recently added a lawyer with decades of experience in company management representation. Other specialities in our law practice include commercial litigation, consumer protection, FINRA arbitrations, personal injury plaintiff defense, and employee benefits litigation.

Kilgore Law was founded in 1947 by John Kilgore and his son, John Kilgore, Jr. They were joined by James Kilgore, brother of the senior. The firm began in Wichita Falls, Texas, where John Kilgore represented clients in oil and gas. After WWII, as the oil business grew, the Kilgores moved their law practice to Dallas to be near large banks that financed oil and gas transactions. After graduating from Harvard Law School, John Kilgore Jr. did substantial legal work for J. H. Whitney & Company, a New York investment firm. The work involved investments in Venezuelan oil and gas properties. Eventually, the son left Kilgore & Kilgore and became a partner at Whitney. Later, the Kilgores consented to the continuation of their law practice under its original name because they wanted clients to be able to obtain information and documents pertaining to matters long closed. All of the Kilgores are now deceased. Kilgore Law is one of the few law firms in Dallas that has continued to practice under its original name for over 70 years.


Kilgore & Kilgore PLLC is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Dallas/Fort Worth
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation


Regional Rankings

Dallas/Fort Worth
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Labor and Employment Law - Employee
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mediation
  • Military Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Qui Tam Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Kilgore & Kilgore PLLC has 3 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Kilgore & Kilgore PLLC eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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