The law firm of Petroff & Associates is a team of highly qualified and dedicated attorneys and support staff. The firm is led by its founder and Senior Partner, Kip Petroff. We believe that the best way to achieve success for our clients is by concentrating on only a few specific types of cases at a time. We are not generalists who take all kinds of cases: we prefer to work exclusively on only a few types of cases and master the law and facts of those select cases we agree to work on. Right now, we are focusing our attention on two types of cases: Natural Gas Lease litigation and Fen-Phen litigation. However, we are always looking for new challenges, and we welcome the chance to consider helping you with whatever type of case you might want us to consider. All questions about new cases should be directed to Kip Petroff, our senior partner, by calling him (214-526-5300) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since receiving his law degree from Notre Dame Law School in 1983, Kip Petroff has become a nationally recognized attorney with a reputation for detailed preparation, hard work, and courtroom success. As a result of his litigation success, Kip has been recognized by his peers and by national and local print and television media.
Recognition By Peers:
Kip's recognition by his peers is notable. In a statewide survey of his legal peers published in Texas Monthly magazine, Kip has been selected as "Texas Super Lawyer" in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2010. "Texas Super Lawyers" is a Thomson Reuters service. Kip also is one of the few lawyers in Texas who has had a rare dual certification by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization for over twenty years in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law.
Recognition By Media:
Kip has been seen on numerous national television shows, including Good Morning America, Sixty Minutes II, CNN, Burden of Proof, Frontline, and NBC Nightly News. National print media featuring Kip’s legal work includes The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, U.S.A. Today, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Lawyers Weekly USA, and many others.
Please see the Press Page on this web site for more information and excerpts from various newspaper and magazine articles featuring some of the news stories mentioning his current and past work. He is also prominently featured as a Fen-Phen litigation expert in the non-fiction book, Dispensing With The Truth, by Alicia Mundy and The Money Lawyers, by Joseph Goulden.
His background in complex litigation has led him to his latest litigation venture: suing natural gas companies for refusing to honor mineral lease agreements they entered into with thousands of homeowners in Tarrant County, Texas.
Active in the trial and appellate courts throughout the State of Texas, Kip has taken dozens of cases to jury verdict and has argued cases in the Dallas, Corpus Christi and Waco Courts of Appeals, and has appeared before the Texas Supreme Court and in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Kip also appeared as an advocate on behalf of clients in courtrooms in more than a dozen states, including Texas, Ohio, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Indiana, Michigan, Arizona, Oklahoma, and the District Of Columbia. Throughout the U.S., he has chaired, co-chaired, or given speeches at numerous legal seminars focusing on various aspects of complex litigation.
Kip received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980 from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Subsequently, he attended Notre Dame Law School and received his law degree in 1983.
Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law, Kip Petroff is also licensed before the Texas Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and Eastern District of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the American Association For Justice, and in 2009 was elected as a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. In a statewide survey of his legal peers published in Texas Monthly magazine, Kip has been selected as "a Texas Super Lawyer" in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2010. "Texas Super Lawyers" is a Thomson Reuters service.
Stanley Hudson received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1987. He also became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in 1987. He is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, the State of Colorado, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
Before becoming licensed to practice law, Stanley Hudson received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana School of Pharmacy in 1979. He has practiced pharmacy in both hospital and retail settings, and he is currently licensed to practice pharmacy in the State of Texas.
Since receiving his law license, Stanley Hudson worked as a solo practitioner for a period of thirteen years. During this time period, he tried numerous cases in the County and District Courts in the State of Texas. In 1998, he became Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
In 2000, Stanley Hudson became associated with the law firm of Petroff and Associates. Stan has handled hundreds of diet drug cases, including over 100 involving surgery and/or death. Stan brings a unique blend of litigation and medical expertise.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Carlos Fernandez was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in November 2002. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
After graduating from law school, Carlos Fernandez joined the law firm of Petroff & Associates. He has handled thousands of diet drug cases filed under the Nationwide Class Action Settlement Agreement with American Home Products Corporation. Carlos also has extensive experience in toxic tort litigation representing individuals with catastrophic injuries caused by exposure to asbestos, benzene, and other toxic substances.
Carlos received his law degree in May 2002 from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law. While in law school, he served as Articles Editor for the SMU International Law Review. Carlos received his Bachelor of Arts in Government with a minor in Spanish in May 1998 from the University of Texas at Austin.
Christina Alstrin was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2009. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors from Southern Methodist University in 2002.
She was also a member of the SMU women's soccer team and received All-American honors. Christina received her law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 2009.
Before becoming licensed to practice law, Christina worked as a high school business teacher in the Richardson Independent School District. While in law school, Christina volunteered at the Housing Crisis Center for Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.
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Deadline For Compensation
GENERAL WARNING for ALL Seventh Amendment Claimants (Category One or Category Two Claimants): the medical condition that qualifies you for Matrix Level III, IV or V benefits must be diagnosed and also occur by the earlier of December 31, 2011, or fifteen years from the last date of diet drug use. You can still file a claim after this deadline but the condition must occur before this deadline in order to qualify for benefits.