Mr. Hedrick is regularly sought out for his expertise in business litigation and trial advocacy. He has previously served as an adjunct professor of law at the UNT Dallas College of Law and at Baylor Law School. Most recently, he taught the trial advocacy course at UNT Dallas during the spring 2017 Semester. Mr. Hedrick also served as the Co-Director of Advocacy Programs for the UNT Dallas College of Law, where he coordinated instruction for the mock trial program and assisted with the development of the curriculum for advocacy students. Mr. Hedrick has extensive experience coaching competitive mock trial teams, both at UNT Dallas and Baylor Law.
Before founding Hedrick Kring Bailey PLLC, Mr. Hedrick was Counsel in the business litigation section of the Dallas office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he served on the Dallas office’s recruiting and hiring committee.
Before joining Akin Gump, Mr. Hedrick spent a year serving as law clerk for the Honorable Ed Kinkeade of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas. While in law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Justice Bob Pemberton of the Texas Third Court of Appeals in Austin.
Mr. Hedrick is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Mr. Hedrick is also a member of the Dallas Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. He is an active member of the Dallas civic community, where he supports many community organizations. Most recently, Mr. Hedrick served for over five years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, a nonprofit educational organization providing interscholastic debate opportunities for students in the Dallas Independent School District.
Mr. Hedrick received his B.A. with honors in political science from the University of Missouri in 2004. He founded the University of Missouri Policy Debate Team and was an active CEDA/NDT collegiate debater, winning several tournaments and numerous speaker awards. In 2004, he was recognized as the College Debater of the Year (Glenn R. Capp Award).
Mr. Hedrick received his J.D. cum laude in 2007 from Baylor University, where he was the Leon Jaworski Scholar and served as an executive editor for the Baylor Law Review. While in law school, he was a member of Baylor’s moot court and mock trial teams, winning a variety of competitions including the 2007 American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) Mock Trial National Championship and the 2006 ABA Moot Court Regional Championship. As a result of his success in the Baylor Law advocacy programs, he was recognized as Baylor Law School’s most outstanding advocate in 2007.