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Donald Hamilton Kidd

713-520-2500
Donald Hamilton Kidd
Perdue & Kidd, LLP
510 Bering Dr. Suite 550
Houston, TX 77057
www.perdueandkidd.com
Phone: 713-520-2500
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Donald Hamilton Kidd

Board Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law

About Donald Hamilton Kidd

Donald H. Kidd has over 20 years of legal experience and has been named a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction granted to less than 10% of lawyers. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with his Bachelor of Business Administration, Mr. Kidd attended South Texas Co... read more »

Biography

Donald H. Kidd has over 20 years of legal experience and has been named a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction granted to less than 10% of lawyers.

After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with his Bachelor of Business Administration, Mr. Kidd attended South Texas College of Law. During his studies there, he was inducted into the Order of the Lytae, a prestigious legal honor society, and the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. He achieved the Dean’s List each semester, was the Vanderbilt Invitational Moot Court Champion and graduated with his Juris Doctorate summa cum laude in 1991. Mr. Kidd is licensed to practice law in Texas and he is currently licensed to appear before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he has appeared pro hac vice before state courts in California and Missouri.

Following law school, Mr. Kidd joined the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP as an associate before serving as Senior Trial Lawyer with Jim S. Adler & Associates. After eleven years with this firm, Mr. Kidd joined with Jim Perdue to found what is now Perdue & Kidd to pursue justice for personal injury victims and in commercial litigation. He represents clients in cases arising from car crashes, truck wrecks, workplace fires and explosions, and defective products, among others.

His participation in the legal community includes serving as former president of the Houston Trial lawyers Association, a past Vice President of Communications and Director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and former panel chair of the State Bar Grievance Committee, as well as membership in the Houston Bar Association, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, College of the State Bar of Texas. He is currently a member of the Exam Committee for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial, and is a Life Fellow of both the Houston Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. He has been named to the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a Sustaining Member of the American Association of Justice. He has been listed as a Texas SuperLawyer every year since 2004, named one of the “Best Layers for the People” by H Texas Magazine 2006 through 2009, and has a rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble.

When not in the office, Mr. Kidd very much enjoys golfing. He is an active member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church and has one son and one daughter with his beautiful wife, Tammy.

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Contact Information

Donald Hamilton Kidd -
Perdue & Kidd, LLP
510 Bering Dr. Suite 550
Houston, TX 77057
www.perdueandkidd.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 713-520-2500

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Personal Injury40.00%
Drug Litigation30.00%
Products Liability30.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Texas Member in Good Standing 1992

Work Experience

Position Duration
Partner, Perdue & Kidd 2008 – present
Senior Trial Lawyer, Jim S. Adler & Associates 19972008
Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP 19921996

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
South Texas College of Law Juris Doctor 1991
University of Texas at Austin Bachelor Business Admin 1984

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Former Member Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Exam Committee 20092015
President Houston Trial Lawyers Association 20082009
Past Panel Chair State Bar Grievance Committee 19961999
Member American Association for Justice present
Member Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism present
Member Phi Alpha Delta present
Member The Million Dollar Advocates Forum present
Member Houston Bar Association present
Member College of the State Bar of Texas present
Member Alpha Tau Omega present
Member,
Exclusive American Board
American Board of Trial Advocates present
Past V. P. of Communications,
Former Director
Texas Trial Lawyers Association present

Specialty Certifications

Certification Specialty Accredited Organization Year
Board Certified Specialist Personal Injury Trial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2001

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Texas Super Lawyer Thompson Reuters 2015
Texas Super Lawyer Thompson Reuters 2014
Texas Super Lawyer Thompson Reuters 2013
Houston's Top Lawyers H Texas Magazine 2013
Texas Super Lawyer Thomspon Reuters 2012
Top 100 Lawyers in Texas Thompson Reuters 2012
Texas Super Lawyer Thompson Reuters 2011
Top 100 Lawyers in Texas Thompson Reuters 2011
Texas Super Lawyer Thompson Reuters 2010
Top 100 Lawyers in Texas Thompson Reuters 2010
Texas Super Lawyer Thompson Reuters 2009
Houston's Top Lawyers for the People H Texas Magazine 2009
Texas Super Lawyer Thompson Reuters 2008
Houston's Top Lawyers for the People H Texas Magazine 2008
Texas Super Lawyers Thompson Reuters 2007
Houston's Top Lawyers for the People H Texas Magazine 2007
Texas Super Lawyer Thompson Reuters 2006
Houston's Top Lawyers H Texas Magazine 2006
Houston's Top Lawyers for the People H Texas Magazine 2006
Texas Super Lawyer Thompson Reuters 2005
Texas Super Lawyer Thompson Reuters 2004
Houston Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Director Award Houston Trial Lawyers Association 2004
Houston Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Director Award Houston Trial Lawyers Association 2003
Houston Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Director Award Houston Trial Lawyers Association 2002
AV Pre-eminent Martindale-Hubble ---

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Digging Deeper to Maximize Value in 18 Wheeler Cases Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Personal Injury Seminar 2011
Distracted Driving The Car Crash Seminar 2011
Haygood v. Escabedo: More Questions than Answers Harris County District Judges Annual CLE 2011
To File Suit or Not to File Suit, Practical Considerations in Pre-Suit Case Handling Road Rules: A Crash Course Car Wreck Seminar 2011
To File Suit or Not to File Suit, Practical Considerations in Pre-Suit Case Handling The Car Crash Seminar 2010
How to Not Try Your Case Twice - Be Careful What You Ask For Road Rules: A Crash Course Car Wreck Seminar 2010
How to Not Try Your Case Twice - Be Careful What You Ask For Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Car Wreck Seminar 2009
To File Suit or Not to File Suit, Practical Considerations in Pre-Suit Case Handling The Car Crash Seminar 2009
Demonstration: Direct and Cross Examination of a Medical Expert 2008 Experts Institute 2008
To File Suit or Not to File Suit, Practical Considerations in Pre-Suit Case Handling The Car Crash Seminar 2008
Practical Considerations in Pre-Suit Handling Advocates Luncheon 2008
Dealing with Clients and Managing their Expectations Advanced Personal Injury Seminar 2008
Pre-Suit Settlements - To File Suit or Not to File Suit Personal Injury Conference 2008
Evaluating Car Wreck Cases Houston Bar Association 2007
Evaluating Potential Cases: Asking the Right Questions The Car Crash Seminar 2007
Investigation and Discovery Automobile Injury Conference 2006
Efficient and Effective Prosecution StrategiesEfficient and Effective Prosecution Strategies Maximizing Your Case Recovery 2006
Auto Insurance In Texas: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation Lorman Education Services 2006
Effective and Efficient Case Resolution - A common Goal Bernays Seminar for the Insurance Industry 2006
Auto Wreck Discovery and Depositions The Car Crash Seminar 2006
Auto Wreck Discovery and Depositions The Car Crash Seminar 2005
How to Avoid Mistakes at Trial Automobile Injury Conference 2005
Evaluating Potential Cases: Asking the Right Questions The Car Crash Seminar 2005
Evaluating Potential Cases: Asking the Right Questions The Car Crash Seminar 2004
How to Avoid Mistakes at Trial Automobile Injury Conference 2004
Negating Defense Themes in Low Impact Collision Cases Car Wrecks Seminar 2003
Blunders and Brilliant Strategies at Trial Automobile Injury Conference 2003
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course 2001
Getting Key Documents in Personal Injury Cases Document Management and Production 2001
Screening Car Wreck Cases Automobile Injury Conference 2001
Deposition Checklists for Plaintiffs Automobile Injury Conference 2000

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