Jacob B. Kring2022-08-15T19:40:54+00:00



Jacob B. Kring is a business trial attorney that thrives in competition and regularly faces off against the world’s largest law firms and the best lawyers to protect his clients’ interests. His practice focuses on fighting for businesses in high-stakes, bet-the-company disputes in trade-secret litigation, oil and gas litigation, trademark litigation, securities fraud, shareholder and partnership disputes, employment disputes, and real estate disputes.

Mr. Kring is licensed to practice law in the State courts of Texas and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas. Mr. Kring is further admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Professional Background

Mr. Kring was named a “Rising Star” for 2012-2020 by Texas Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters. In 2020, Mr. Kring was recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine and in 2018 he was recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40.” Mr. Kring is a former member of the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court and is a current member of the Antitrust and Business Litigation section of the Texas State Bar, the Business Law section of the Texas State Bar, the Litigation section of the Texas State Bar, the Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law section of the Texas State Bar, the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law section of the Texas State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Mr. Kring formerly served as the Treasurer of the Franchise & Distribution Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented corporation against former officer and director obtaining summary judgment in favor of corporation on claims for breach of fiduciary duty and defalcation and obtaining a constructive trust over real property.
  • Successfully represented former NFL player sued for alleged misappropriation of trade-secrets. After seven-day jury trial, jury awarded take-nothing judgment and partial award of attorneys’ fees for client.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of oil and gas promoter sued for securities fraud , resulting in dismissal of all claims.
  • Successfully represented individual sued in partnership dispute over failed real estate transaction. After trial to the court, take-nothing judgment entered in favor of client and recovery for counterclaims.
  • Successfully obtained temporary injunction in trade-secret misappropriation case resulting in shut-down of competing business.
  • Successfully represented corporation sued for minority oppression.
  • Successfully prevented the possession of real property through temporary restraining order.
  • Successfully obtained multiple temporary injunctions enforcing non-compete agreements preventing former employees from unfairly competing against former employers.

Educational Background

Mr. Kring earned his law degree in 2007 from Baylor University, where he was elected to the Order of the Barristers and received the Leighton B. Dawson Oral Advocacy Award. Mr. Kring received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Kring served as captain of the varsity soccer team and was named the University of Pittsburgh BIG EAST Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year and ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District. Mr. Kring was also a four-time BIG EAST Conference Academic All-Star and an Adidas Regional All-American.

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