Joshua L. Hedrick 2018-12-05T20:20:27+00:00




Joshua L. Hedrick is a business trial lawyer and a founding member of Hedrick Kring, PLLC. Mr. Hedrick focuses his practice on the art of advocacy in high-stakes litigation. As a result of this focus, Mr. Hedrick handles a broad array of business disputes representing both plaintiffs and defendants. His clients range from large, publicly-traded corporations to small businesses and individual entrepreneurs. His practice includes shareholder and partnership disputes, fiduciary relationship disputes, trade secret disputes, contract disputes, commercial real estate disputes, disputes between commercial lenders and commercial borrowers, and disputes related to bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Mr. Hedrick spends a significant amount of his time in the courtroom prosecuting and defending actions involving temporary restraining orders, temporary injunctions, and the appointment of receivers; handling oral arguments; and trying lawsuits to judges and juries.

Professional Background

Mr. Hedrick has served as an adjunct professor of law at the UNT Dallas College of Law and at Baylor Law School. Most recently, he taught the trial advocacy course at UNT Dallas during the Spring 2017 Semester. Mr. Hedrick previously served as the Co-Director of Advocacy Programs for the UNT Dallas College of Law, where he coordinated instruction for the mock trial program and assisted with the development of the curriculum for advocacy students. Mr. Hedrick also has extensive experience coaching competitive mock trial teams, both at UNT Dallas and Baylor Law.

Before founding Hedrick Kring, PLLC, Mr. Hedrick was Counsel in the business litigation section of the Dallas office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he served on the Dallas office’s recruiting and hiring committee.

Before joining Akin Gump, Mr. Hedrick spent a year serving as law clerk for the Honorable Ed Kinkeade of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas. While in law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Justice Bob Pemberton of the Texas Third Court of Appeals in Austin.

Mr. Hedrick is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He is also an active member of the Dallas civic community, where he supports many community organizations. Most recently, Mr. Hedrick served for over five years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, a nonprofit educational organization providing interscholastic debate opportunities for students in the Dallas Independent School District.

Educational Background

Mr. Hedrick received his B.A. with honors in political science from the University of Missouri in 2004. He also founded the University of Missouri Policy Debate Team and was an active CEDA/NDT collegiate debater, winning several tournaments and numerous speaker awards. In 2004, he was recognized as the College Debater of the Year (Glenn R. Capp Award).

Mr. Hedrick received his J.D. cum laude in 2007 from Baylor University, where he was the Leon Jaworski Scholar and served as an executive editor for the Baylor Law Review. While in law school, he was a member of Baylor’s moot court and mock trial teams, winning a variety of competitions including the 2007 American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) Mock Trial National Championship and the 2006 ABA Moot Court Regional Championship. As a result of his success in the Baylor advocacy programs, he was recognized as Baylor Law School’s most outstanding advocate in 2007.

Representative Experience

  • Served as lead counsel to the trustee of the Dune Plan Trust in lawsuit asserting claims against former directors and officers of bankrupt entity
  • Currently serving as lead counsel to beneficiary of liquidating trust in matter involving fraud and contractual claims previously held by debtor
  • Currently serving as co-lead counsel to liquidating trustee in a matter involving fraud and fraudulent transfer claims pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Currently serving as co-lead counsel in bankruptcy litigation matter involving claims against affiliated bankrupt oil and gas entities
  • Currently serving as co-counsel for class action involving underpaid royalty claims
  • Served as lead counsel in successful prosecution of case on behalf of minority shareholder in technology company in a dispute with majority shareholders and company management
  • Successfully defended the officers and directors of a private oil and gas company in a dispute with minority shareholders related to stock acquisition and alleged breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Successfully defended the majority investor in a commercial real estate venture in a dispute with the venture’s management
  • Successfully tried real estate case involving claims for trespass and declaratory relief related to an easement, resulting in trial court findings of fact for client and judgment for client
  • Successfully obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order on behalf of an employer against a former employee who had allegedly stolen company trade secrets
  • Successfully defended an employee at an injunction hearing where a former employer sought a temporary injunction to prevent the employee from working for a competitor
  • Successfully defended a commercial lender at a temporary injunction hearing where a commercial borrower sought to enjoin the foreclosure of a multimillion-dollar property
  • Successfully defended commercial lender in an adversary proceeding filed by a bankrupt commercial borrower
  • Successfully obtained the ex parte appointment of a receiver over a multimillion-dollar commercial property
  • Prosecuted and defended multiple cases involving breach of contract claims related to supply agreements with millions of dollars at stake