Kendall is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Kendall focuses her practice on complex business disputes and commercial litigation. Kendall has extensive experience preparing cases for jury and non-jury trials in both state and federal court including drafting and arguing motions, managing discovery, and deposing witnesses.  Kendall has also handled a number of appeals on a variety of issues in both state and federal court. Because of her appellate experience and her experience clerking at the Texas Supreme Court following law school, she is also often involved in the preparation of motions for summary judgment and the preparation of the jury charge in advance of trial.

Kendall’s cases have involved a wide variety of commercial litigation issues including partnership disputes and general breach of contract matters; construction litigation; real estate and oil and gas litigation; and employment litigation, including trade secret and noncompete litigation and defense of FLSA wage and hour claims.

Kendall received her Juris Doctor Summa Cum Laude from South Texas College of Law in 2014. While in law school, Kendall represented South Texas as a varsity advocate in several national moot court tournaments. Kendall graduated second in her class and was also a member of South Texas Law Review.  Kendall graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with honors. Prior to joining the firm, Kendall clerked for Justice John Devine on the Texas Supreme Court.

Representative Experience

  • Served as lead appellate counsel in interlocutory appeal of order denying anti-SLAPP motion and presented oral argument to 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.
  • Argued motion to compel arbitration before Judge Ellison of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in defense of FLSA action that resulted in favorable settlement for client.
  • Served as lead appellate counsel in interlocutory appeal of order granting temporary injunction against former employee; interlocutory appeal of the denial of Harris County’s plea to jurisdiction; and appeal after final judgment following bench trial.

Published Cases

  • 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 Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association, Special Olympics Committee Co-Chair
  • Association of Women Attorneys, Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member

Admissions

  • Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit

Practice Areas