Tom Kurth has 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer. His trial practice has spanned such diverse areas as commercial and transactional litigation, debtor/creditor disputes, disputes in the oil and gas industry, land use disputes, labor-management disputes, products liability litigation, aviation litigation and medical malpractice defense. During his career, Tom has acted as lead counsel in more than 30 trials leading to a verdict, as well as scores of non-jury trials and arbitrations. His trial practice has taken him to numerous federal, state and bankruptcy court venues in Texas and throughout the United States, as well as proceedings in foreign countries.
Tom was a lead member of the trial team that represented ATA in a five-day breach of contract trial in which a federal court jury returned a unanimous $65.9 million breach of contract verdict against Federal Express Corporation. The National Law Journal ranked the verdict number 27 in its Top 100 Verdicts in 2010. Since then, Tom has tried several cases to a successful verdict.
Tom has been a frequent lecturer and panelist for the American Bar Association Litigation Section, the State Bar of Texas and numerous other trade and professional organizations. He has also served for several years as an adjunct professor at the Southern Methodist University School of Law. In the recent past, Tom has spoken and written on a wide variety of topics including oil and gas disputes, lender liability claims, trial practice areas and commercial transactions.