Jacob B. Kring 2018-09-05T15:27:24+00:00

JACOB B. KRING

Partner

Jacob B. Kring is a business trial attorney that thrives in competition and regularly faces off against the world’s largest law firms and the best lawyers to protect his clients’ interests. His practice focuses on fighting for businesses in high-stakes, bet-the-company disputes in trade-secret litigation, oil and gas litigation, trademark litigation, securities fraud, shareholder and partnership disputes, employment disputes, and real estate disputes.

Mr. Kring is licensed to practice law in the State courts of Texas and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas. Mr. Kring is further admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Professional Background

Mr. Kring was named a “Rising Star” for 2012-2017 by Texas Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters. Mr. Kring is a former member of the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court and is a current member of the Antitrust and Business Litigation section of the Texas State Bar, the Business Law section of the Texas State Bar, the Litigation section of the Texas State Bar, the Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law section of the Texas State Bar, the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law section of the Texas State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Mr. Kring formerly served as the Treasurer of the Franchise & Distribution Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association.

Educational Background

Mr. Kring earned his law degree in 2007 from Baylor University, where he was elected to the Order of the Barristers and received the Leighton B. Dawson Oral Advocacy Award. Mr. Kring received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Kring served as captain of the varsity soccer team and was named the University of Pittsburgh BIG EAST Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year and ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District. Mr. Kring was also a four-time BIG EAST Conference Academic All-Star and an Adidas Regional All-American.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented corporation against former officer and director obtaining summary judgment in favor of corporation for $2,380,926.08 on claims for breach of fiduciary duty and defalcation and obtaining a constructive trust over real property valued over $1,300,000.00.
  • Successfully represented former NFL player sued for over $1,800,000.00 for alleged misappropriation of trade-secrets. After seven day jury trial, jury awarded take-nothing judgment and partial award of attorneys’ fees for client.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of oil and gas promoter sued for securities fraud for more than $2,100,000.00, resulting in dismissal of all claims.
  • Successfully represented individual sued in partnership dispute over failed real estate transaction for more than $1,100,000.00. After trial to the court, take-nothing judgment entered in favor of client as well as over $600,000.00 for counterclaims.
  • Successfully obtained temporary injunction in trade-secret misappropriation case resulting in shut-down of competing business, which stole more than $1,300,000.00 in revenue over seven months, and all profits being deposited in court registry.
  • Successfully obtained waiver of $1,250,000.00 loan penalty against large insurance company in connection with sale of commercial real estate for $9,087,500.00.
  • Successfully represented corporation sued for minority oppression.
  • Successfully prevented the possession of real property through temporary restraining order.
  • Successfully obtained multiple temporary injunctions enforcing non-compete agreements preventing former employees from unfairly competing against former employers.