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Kristopher D. Hill
Biography
Kristopher Hill is a trial lawyer who leads clients through complex and high-stakes business and employment disputes. The cornerstones of Kristopher’s practice are hard work, dedication and responsiveness to his clients’ goals, creativity, and a love for competition.

Kristopher represents clients across the country in state and federal courts, appellate courts, and arbitration proceedings. His trial docket regularly includes disputes involving non-compete, confidentiality, and non-solicitation agreements, corporate raiding, fiduciary duties, trade secrets, oil and gas investments, and construction defects. Kristopher also regularly advises both employers and employees regarding the terms of non-compete agreements and related departing employee issues, including non-solicitation and confidentiality obligations.

 


Education

  • J.D., Baylor Law School, 2008
  • B.B.A., cum laude, Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business, 2005

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Representative Matters
  • Extensive experience handling injunctions, trials, and appeals involving non-compete, confidentiality, and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Obtained a seven-figure summary judgment for a restaurant franchisee in a suit against a sister franchisee for violating a non-solicitation agreement. Kristopher was a member of the appeal team that successfully protected and enforced the judgment after prevailing in the Dallas Court of Appeals and Texas Supreme Court.
  • Obtained a non-liability summary judgment and secured a favorable settlement for a global software company in a six-year privacy and civil-theft case based on alleged disclosure of electronic data.
  • Obtained non-liability summary judgment in a dispute between competing sports apparel manufacturers based on a geographically overbroad non-compete agreement.
  • Obtained a breach of fiduciary duty summary judgment on behalf of a condominium unit owner against the board of directors of the homeowners association of a luxury Dallas condominium regime based on the board’s self dealing and lack of candor, which resulted in a substantial settlement shortly before trial.
  • Obtained a significant, confidential settlement for a trucking company in a corporate raiding and trade secrets case.
  • Obtained and successfully enforced a six-figure judgment for a national “C-level” search and staffing firm in a fraudulent transfer action involving the judgment debtor’s unlawful transfer of assets to private equity firm.
Noteworthy
  • Selected by attorney peers as a Texas Rising Star®, Texas Monthly, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Baylor Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor (2008), Associate Editor (2007)
  • Baylor Law School Order of Barristers
  • Texas Tech Rawls College of Business Honors Program in Management
Activities & Memberships
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Associate
  • White Rock Elementary Dad’s Club, General Counsel
  • Park Cities Baptist Church, Member
  • Dallas Classic Baseball League, Coach
  • Upward Basketball League, Coach
  • Texas Tech Alumni Association of Dallas
  • Baylor Law School Alumni Association
  • Texas Tech Quarterly Business Briefing
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association – Business Litigation Section
Publications
Published Opinions
  • Gator Apple, LLC v. Apple Texas Restaurants, Inc., 442 S.W.3d 521 (Tex. App. — Dallas 2014, pet. denied).