B. Kyle Briscoe, Partner

Practice Emphasis

Kyle Briscoe is a trial lawyer specializing in defense litigation.  He has successfully handled a broad spectrum of cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, commercial disputes, transportation, and non-subscriber matters.  His clients range in size from small business owners to multi-national corporations, including retailers, community service providers, freight companies, and restaurants.Kyle has effectively represented clients in numerous jury trials in state and federal courts throughout Texas.  In addition, he has extensive experience handling appellate matters.

Representative Experience

  • Matthews v. Kroger, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas (Fort Worth Division) – Obtained unanimous defense verdict at trial for non-subscribing employer against unsafe workplace claims and allegations of a traumatic brain injury.
  • Jarvis v. QuikTrip Corporation, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas – Obtained unanimous defense verdict at trial in premises liability case involving allegations of a fractured wrist.
  • Odom v. Kroger, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas (Dallas Division) – Obtained unanimous defense verdict at trial for non-subscribing employer against unsafe workplace claims.
  • Conley v. QuikTrip Corporation, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas – Obtained unanimous defense verdict at trial in premises liability case involving allegations of back and shoulder injuries.
  • Evans v. Kroger, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas – Obtained unanimous defense verdict at trial in premises liability case involving allegations of back and neck injuries.
  • Mason v. Fiesta, Inc., Dallas, Dallas County, Texas – Obtained directed verdict at trial in premises liability case involving allegations of knee and back injuries.
  • Serrano-Cordero v. Kroger, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas (Sherman Division) – Obtained unanimous defense verdict at trial for Kroger, a non-subscriber, in case involving an employee injury. Employee allegedly suffered a traumatic brain injury and claimed that Kroger failed to provide a safe workplace.
  • Alharbi v. Kroger, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas – Obtained defense verdict at trial for Kroger (a non-subscribing employer) in case involving allegations of improper training and unsafe workplace resulting in significant bodily injuries including fractured ribs.
  • Coto v. Kroger, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas – Obtained defense verdict at trial for Kroger in a premises liability case involving allegations of negligence resulting in significant neck, shoulder, and knee injuries.
  • Acosta v. Kroger, Denton, Denton County, Texas – Obtained defense verdict at trial for Kroger in a premises liability case involving allegations of significant spinal and leg injuries.
  • Earwood v. IESI, Garland, Dallas County, Texas – Obtained defense verdict at trial for IESI (now Progressive Waste Solutions) in motor vehicle accident case involving allegations of negligent hiring and negligent entrustment resulting in significant personal injuries and property damage.
  • Gibson v. Larue, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas – Obtained defense verdict at trial for local business owner in case involving breach of contract allegations.
  • Davis v. Kroger, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas – Obtained defense verdict at trial for Kroger in a case involving allegations of significant property damage as a result of defective fuel.
  • Olsen v. Kroger, Garland, Dallas County, Texas – Obtained defense verdict at trial for Kroger in a premises liability/negligent activity case involving allegations of significant property damage.
  • Wilson v. Target Corporation, Rockwall, Rockwall County, Texas – Obtained defense verdict at trial for Target Corporation in a premises liability case involving allegations of significant bodily injuries including knee and back injuries.
  • Borodina v. Kroger, McKinney, Collin County, Texas – Obtained defense verdict at trial for Kroger in a premises liability/negligent activity case involving allegations of significant bodily injuries including a fractured coccyx.
  • Obtained dismissal of OSHA complaint for non-subscriber wholesale grocery distributor in a case involving alleged violations of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act’s whistle blower protection provisions.
  • Obtained multiple summary judgments for non-subscriber employers in cases involving allegations of an unsafe workplace, inadequate training, improper supervision, etc.
  • Obtained multiple summary judgments for premises owners in cases involving premises liability and negligent activity claims.

Reported Cases

  • Austin v. Kroger Texas L.P., 465 S.W.3d 193 (Tex. 2015) (nonsubscriber; premises-liability)  June 12, 2015
  • QuikTrip Corp. v. Goodwin, 449 S.W.3d 665 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2014) (wrongful death; premises-liability)  November 13, 2014
  • Gillespie v. Kroger, Tex., L.P., 415 S.W.3d 589 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, pet. denied). October 25, 2013

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude, 2009.
  • National Finalist – American Bar Association Labor & Employment Mock Trial Competition.
  • B.A., Political Science, Texas State University, 2006.

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member
  • Featured in Texas Monthly Magazine as Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2016
  • Featured in Super Lawyers Magazine as Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2016

Speeches & Presentations

  • “Safety Training & Accident Investigation and Documentation in the Retail Industry,” Fiesta Inc.’s Store Manager Training Conference. July 15, 2015.
  • “Spoliation: Avoiding a Case Killer,” Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. & South River Restoration.  August 9, 2012
  • Spoliation: Avoiding Plaintiff’s New Favorite Weapon, PartnerSource Nonsubscription Conference, October 2011.