Kendall Valenti Speer joined CJMH as an associate in 2015, following the honor of serving the Texas Supreme Court as a Judicial Law Clerk for Justice John Devine. Determination, proficiency, and commitment are evident in Kendall’s proven record. Kendall became a partner in the firm in 2022.
Kendall’s practice focuses on complex business disputes and commercial litigation. Kendall’s extensive experience in preparing cases for a jury and non-jury trials in state and federal court has resulted in her being CJMH’s go-to briefing attorney. With meticulous attention to detail, Kendall is continuously successful in arguing motions, managing discovery, and deposing witnesses.
This representative experience is evidenced by her role as lead appellate counsel in the interlocutory appeal of an order denying anti-SLAPP motion (which resulted in a favorable decision from the Fourteenth Court of Appeals).
Because of both her appellate and Texas Supreme Court experience, Kendall is often involved in the preparation of motions for summary judgment and the preparation of the jury charge in advance of trial.
Time and again, clients praise Kendall for working tirelessly to help solve their problems while remaining accessible, and staying in constant communication with them throughout the process of their case.
Kendall received her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with honors in 2010 from The University of Texas at Austin. Kendall then went on to graduate second in her class from South Texas College of Law in 2014 Summa Cum Laude with her Juris Doctor and as a member of South Texas Law Review. During law school, Kendall qualified for several national moot court tournaments where she represented South Texas as a varsity advocate.
Kendall continues to help others through her work as a Co-Chair of the HBA Special Olympics Committee. Kendall is also a member of the Christian Legal Society.
As a native Houstonian and proud Houston Fire Department wife, Kendall enjoys spending time with her family and listening to true crime podcasts.