J. Frank Kinsel, Jr.Partner, Fort Worth

J. Frank Kinsel, Jr. came to Cantey Hanger from a large law firm in Waco, in 1990. He practiced in Dallas for a period before that. As the son of an attorney for Texaco, Inc., Jeff lived in New York, South America and Belgium as a child. When younger, Mr. Kinsel's first legal experience was as an oil and gas contract attorney for a Texas oil drilling company. In that capacity he lived, worked and traveled extensively in the Middle East negotiating contracts. He later evolved into an insurance litigation lawyer with clients such as medical care providers, bus companies, ambulance companies and manufacturers. Mr. Kinsel handles cases involving first party insurance coverage, employment litigation, medical malpractice, product liability, bad faith and legal malpractice. He has expertise in personal injury litigation including product liability, premises liability, toxic torts and environmental matters.

Principal Practice Areas

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas (J.D., 1974)
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (B.B.A. 1971)
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Legal malpractice, bad faith
  • Medical malpractice (defense of hospitals, doctors, nurses and nursing homes against negligence and liability)
  • Licensed to practice in Texas, 1974
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals 5th
  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Circuit
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (1995-2004 Director)
  • Tarrant County Bar Association- LegalLine
  • Member, Regional Affairs Committee of the United States Golf Association
  • Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in Civil Defense Litigation by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service, 2005-2015