Kendyl T. T. Hanks

Law Firm

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Kendyl T. Hanks is an experienced appellate advocate who represents clients throughout the country in state and federal forums. Kendyl works with clients and trial teams in resolving high-stakes business disputes and litigating test cases involving constitutional rights, business and contract disputes, fraud and fiduciary duty claims, medical malpractice and similar tort liability, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, trade secrets, employment disputes, and other issues of importance to her business clients. In addition to federal and state appellate experience in numerous jurisdictions, Kendyl frequently works as embedded appellate counsel with trial teams to ensure minimization of risk and preservation of error for appeal.

In 2011, Kendyl was elected to the American Law Institute, considered to be one of the highest honors in the legal profession. Kendyl also serves on the Board of Trustees for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, an organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing.


•State and federal appeals
•Business and commercial litigation
•Preservation of error during trial and preparation for appeal
•Precedent-setting test cases
•“Contort” litigation involving contract and tort disputes
•Health care liability defense
•Defense of governmental units against tort claims
•Proportionate responsibility and contributory fault
•Constitutional law
•Employment litigation
•Trade secrets

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation, 2021-2022
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States
•Dispute Resolution – Appellate: Court of Appeals, 2020-2021
•Dispute Resolution – Appellate: Supreme Courts (States and Federal), 2020-2021
•Listed, Austin Monthly Magazine, Top Attorneys in Austin, 2020
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2015-2021
•Selected, “Top 50 Attorneys in Central and West Texas,” 2018-2020
•Listed, The New York Times Magazine “Top Women Lawyers in the New York Metro Area,” 2012
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011-2012
•Listed, Who’s Who in American Law, 2011-2012
•Member, Pro Bono College, State Bar of Texas, 2004-2008 and 2012
•Elected Member, The American Law Institute, March 2011
•Recipient, Texas Young Lawyers Association “President’s Award of Merit,” 2006-2007
•Listed, D Magazine, “Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40,” May 2006
•Listed, Texas Monthly magazine, “Texas Rising Star,” Appellate Law,2005-2006
•Recipient, Travis County Women Lawyers Association “Pro Bono” award, 2004

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Practice Area

  • Appeals & Legal Issues
  • Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Upstream Oil & Gas
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