Kent C. Krause
Kent C. Krause received his undergraduate degree in 1979 and his Juris Doctor in 1982 from Southern Methodist University. He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1982, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas in 1983, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit in 1984 and subsequently to the other Federal Districts in Texas as well as appearing pro hac vice in numerous courts throughout the country. Mr. Krause is a partner in Craddock Davis & Krause LLP in Dallas, Texas, and is also of counsel to Speiser Krause, a Professional Corporation, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Mr. Krause has practiced extensively in all phases of aviation related litigation and transactional matters, a natural extension from a lifelong involvement in aviation, including piloting single-engine fixed-wing aircraft. He has been actively involved in numerous general aviation and airline litigation matters.
Mr. Krause holds the highest peer-review rating of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer (Top 5% of Lawyers). Kent Krause is listed in the 2016 Super Lawyers, for Aviation & Aerospace Litigation. He recently served by appointment of the President of the Dallas Bar Association as Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee and has served by appointment of the President of the State Bar of Texas as Vice-Chair of the Texas Court Rules Committee. In 2008, he was appointed to the State Bar of Texas District 6 Grievance Committee. Mr. Krause has previously served, after election by his peers, as Chair of the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Krause is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University Law School teaching Aviation Law and lectures on several litigation topics at various CLE seminars. He is co-author of the 3-volume treatise Aviation Tort and Regulatory Law, published by West Group, as well as various legal articles. Kent Krause received the Dallas Bar Association’s Jo Anna Moreland Outstanding Committee Chair Award for 2016 for his work as co-chair of the DBA’s Continuing Legal Education Committee. Mr. Krause is routinely sought after to analyze and comment on aviation matters by members of news media organizations. He has made numerous appearances on both television and radio broadcasts and is frequently quoted in print media. Mr. Krause is married and has four children. He previously served on the Board of Directors of The Bridewell Foundation and Washington Street Mission, charitable organizations working to help disadvantaged young people in the Greater Dallas area. Kent Krause received the Dallas Bar Association’s Jo Anna Moreland Outstanding Committee Chair Award for 2016 for his work as co-chair of the DBA’s Continuing Legal Education Committee. Mr. Krause is an Elder at Highland Park Presbyterian Church and is a member of the University Park Community League Steering Committee.
Kent C. Krause, born Valparaiso, Indiana, March 17, 1957; admitted to bar, 1982, Texas; 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2009, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; District of New Mexico.
- Education: Southern Methodist University (B.A., 1979; J.D., 1982).
- Author and Lecturer: "Legal Ethics in Texas," Lorman, 2007; "Plaintiff's Personal Injury: Practice Tips and Application," NBI, 2007; "The Art of the Settlement," NBI, 2007; "Plaintiff Personal Injury From Start to Finish," NBI, 2006; "Winning Your First Civil Trial in Texas," NBI, 2005; "Putting the Transportation Security Administration In Historical Context," 68 Journal of Air Law and Commerce, pg. 233, 2003; "Practical Legal Ethics in Texas," NBI, 2002; "How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Texas," NBI, 2001, 2004; "Airport Risk Management," Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Conference 2001; "Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Texas," NBI, 2000, 2002; "Aviation Law Update 2000," State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2000; "Texas' New Discovery Rules," Tarrant County Bar Association 1999; "Impact of Disaster Litigation on Aviation Technology," State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, 1999. Co-Author: "Aviation Tort and Regulatory Law," 3 Vols Thomson Reuters, 2002-15; "Analysis of the Department of Justice Regulations for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund," 67 Journal of Air Law Commerce 117, 2002. Adjunct Professor, Aviation Law, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1998--.
- Member: Dallas (Member: Judiciary Committee, 1998-1999, 2004--; Legal Ethics Committee, 1998-1999, 2004--, Co-Chair, 2008; Chairman, 1997, Sports and Entertainment Law Section; Member, Sections on: TIPS; Business Litigation) and American (Member, Sections on: TIPS; Aviation and Space; Business Law; Litigation) Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas (Member, Court Rules Committee, 1997--, Vice-Chairman, 2005-2006; Chairman, Aviation Law Section, 2002-2003); Texas Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice. Listed as "Texas Super Lawyer" 2006-2016 (Also of Counsel to Speiser Krause Nolan & Granito, A Professional Corporation, New York, New York).