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Donald Hamilton Kidd

Donald Hamilton Kidd


Products Liability and Personal Injury Lawyer
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Perdue & Kidd, LLP
Houston, TX

About Donald Hamilton Kidd

Attorney 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 laudein 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 vicebefore 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.


Practice Areas

 
Products Liability (23%)
 
Personal Injury (21%)
 
Drug Litigation (15%)
 
Intellectual Property Law (9%)
 
Mass Tort (8%)
 
Commercial Truck Accidents (8%)
 
Business Law (6%)
 
Wrongful Death (5%)
 
Local Government Law (5%)
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Résumé - Donald Hamilton Kidd

Bar Licenses

Texas State Bar
Texas
Member in Good Standing
1992

Work Experience

Perdue & Kidd, LLP
Partner, Perdue & Kidd
2008

Senior Trial Lawyer, Jim S. Adler & Associates
19972008

Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
19921996

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Education

South Texas College of Law
South Texas College of Law
Juris Doctor
1991

University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor Business Admin
1984

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Specialty Certifications

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
2001

Associations

Houston Trial Lawyers Association
President
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
20082009

Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Past V. P. of Communications,
Former Director
Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Houston Bar Association
Member
Houston Bar Association

Texas Bar College
Member
Texas Bar College

Former Member
Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Exam Committee
20092015

Past Panel Chair
State Bar Grievance Committee
19961999

Member
American Association for Justice

Member
Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Member
Phi Alpha Delta

Member
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Member
College of the State Bar of Texas

Member
Alpha Tau Omega

Member,
Exclusive American Board
American Board of Trial Advocates

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Awards & Recognitions

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

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas

United States Supreme Court

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

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Specialty Certifications

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