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Ken Biermacher, a founding Director of the Firm, is the most senior member of the Litigation Section in the Dallas office.

His more than four decades long general trial, arbitration and appellate practice and experiences representing clients on both sides of the docket encompass the handling of a diverse range of complex commercial and business matters. These include partnership and employment matters, issues arising out of the operation of health care facilities, defense of class actions (relating to corporate securities, environmental, mass toxic tort, products and other claims), qui tam ("whistle blower") claims, complex real estate, general business and contractual matters, banking, corporate finance, intellectual property rights (patent and trademark infringement claims), manufacturing and oil patch matters. He also represents client interests involving director, officer and other fiduciary claims, fraud and corporate governance investigations, and controversies arising in estate, trust and probate proceedings.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (1985)
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • State Bar of Iowa
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

  • Drake University, J.D., 1979
    • with honors
  • University of New Haven, 2014
    • Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa
  • University of New Haven, B.S., summa cum laude, 1975
    • Forensic Science
  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale Hubbell (1992 - 2021)
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2003-2021)
  • Best Lawyers in America©, U.S. News & World Report (2013-2022)
  • Ranked in Chambers USA Guide, Business Litigation (2010-2014)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New Haven (2009)
  • Co-Author and Faculty Member at the 36th Annual (2013) Advanced Civil Trial Course sponsored by the Texas State Bar, presenting on Derivative and Shareholder Actions Under the Texas Business and Organizations Code
  • Contributing author, Understanding Iowa Law (Iowa Legal Foundation, 1984)
  • Editor, Energy and Natural Resources Guide for Iowa, Iowa State Bar Association and Drake University Law School Natural Resources Seminar (September, 1979)
  • Desio, P., Biermacher, K.: "Development of Teaching Aids for the Chemistry of Addicting and Hallucinogenic Drugs," Journal of College Science Teaching (September, 1979)
  • Acknowledged research assistant, Lee, H., De Forrest, P.: "A Precipitin-Inhibition Test for the Determination of Human Origin on Denatured Bloodstains," Journal of American Academy of Forensic Science (September, 1976)
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, Inc., board member (1997 to 2004)
  • Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, founding board member (1995), board member (2003-Present) and current Chairman (2010-Present)
  • University of New Haven Board of Governors Member (2007-Present)
  • Choices Leadership's Academy, board member (2010-2013)

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