Kirte M. Kinser

Siebman Forest

Dallas, Texas 75001


Arbitration, Business Law, Church Disputes, Commercial, Complex Civil, Contract, Employment, Franchise, Intellectual Property, Landlord/Tenant

Kirte M. Kinser represents emerging, growing and established businesses and individuals in civil disputes involving numerous areas of the law, including contracts, secured lending, leases, employment and non-competition agreements, fiduciary duty, business torts, fraud, constitutional law, defamation, real estate, franchise, intellectual property, fair credit, deceptive trade practices, oil and gas, and many others.

Kirte focuses his practice on the avoidance, management and resolution of disputes across a broad spectrum of industry and business segments, including banking and lending, financial services, real estate development and sales, hospitality, health and healthcare providers, communications and entertainment, franchisors and franchisees, services, retailers, and others.

Since 2000, Kirte has had an active, wide-ranging mediation and alternative dispute resolution practice as a court-appointed neutral in a broad spectrum of disputes. Kirte takes an adaptive approach to dispute resolution, establishing an environment and process unique to each particular case.

Skilled as an advocate, Kirte has a depth of knowledge and experience to deftly assist the parties in every case to reach a mutual agreement on their terms, not his, whether it is an automobile accident or a multimillion-dollar business dispute.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1987
  • Missouri, 1984 (inactive)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    J.D., cum laude – 1984
    Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Annual Survey of Texas Law; Southwestern Law Journal; Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City-Missouri
    B.B.A. – 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Attorney Mediators, Vice-Chair, North Texas Chapter, 2010
  • Federal Bar Association ADR Section, Vice-Chair, 2009-2010
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Faculty
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • The Missouri Bar, Member (Inactive)

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters legal division, 2003, 2005
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Plano, TX 75024

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