Our firm mourns the passing of our friend and partner, Kirk L. Worley, described by his colleagues as “A man who was good in every way.” Kirk joined the firm in 1996, after working with us as a summer associate; he later became a partner in 2005.
Kirk was universally liked and respected by his fellow lawyers and staff members, always willing to help others no matter how busy he was, and was an exceptional lawyer who had no ego and epitomized Haynes and Boone’s teamwork culture. He was known by all for his devotion to his wife and children. Kirk was active in his son’s little league football team, ultimately coaching them through a championship season. Kirk’s friend and colleague, Mike Powell, said of him, “You could trust whatever Kirk said and did, as a lawyer and as a friend. He had a great presence and confidence in court without being arrogant and was always thoroughly prepared.”
Kirk leaves behind his wife and two children, as well as his parents and many other loving family members and friends.
We remember Kirk with respect and admiration. He will be dearly missed.