Kern A. Lewis

Kern A. Lewis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.
 | Highland Park Place, 4514 Cole Avenue, Suite 1800
Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: 214-522-0200
Fax: 214-521-5485
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Kern Lewis is dual Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction that less than half of 1% of Texas lawyers have obtained.  He has a proven track record with extensive experience in brain injury cases, and he understands the devastating impact that a brain injury can have on someone’s life. He was named a "Top 25 Brain Injury Lawyer" in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  Over the years in practice, he has dedicated his career to fighting against the negligence of others.

In a recent traumatic brain injury case, Mr. Lewis lived with his client for several days to be able to completely understand and experience the impact the injury had on her life.  When he told her story to the jury at trial, he was able to do so as someone who experienced it, not just heard about it.  It made a huge impact. His client received the largest jury verdict ever awarded in that court. But even after the trial and the money was paid, he continued to work with his client and her family members to make sure she was taken care of.

Mr. Lewis’ skills as a trial lawyer have earned him local and national recognition by Texas Super Lawyers and Thomson Reuters, as well as by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and Best Lawyers in America. 

Kern has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates.

About Kern Lewis

Admitted: 1986, Texas

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation, 2019, 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, The National Trial Lawyers Assoc.
  • "Top 25 Brain Injury Lawyer", National Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Graduate - Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College 2001
  • Board Certified Consumer and Commercial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - Associate Member
  • Former President - Fort Worth / Tarrant County Young Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors - Community Enrichment Center (food bank and women's shelter)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter: "Finding Your Clients Story" - Tarrant County Bench Bar Conference. Presenter: Damages 2011 - State Bar of Texas. Host and presenter of an national seminar for trial attorneys on the uses of Apple Macintosh computers in trial.  Based on his work and development of mac based trial strategies, Kern is featured on the websites of Circus Ponies Notebook Software and Marketcircle Daylite's software., Presenter, Cross Examination of Truck Drivers, State Bar Of Texas - Truck Wreck Seminar, 2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 5 Million Dollar jury verdict for traumatic brain injury victim in car - UPS Truck crash. , 2013
  • Confidential settlements - medical malpractice settlement for failed gastric sleeve procedure.  Confidential settlement - oilfield explosion case. 2017- Confidential settlement with health care provider for misdiagnosis of traumatic brain injury; Confidential settlement in a wrongful death case; Obtained Jury verdict in favor of property owner whose property was damaged by negligent construction on adjacent property. 2016 - Confidential settlement with fast food chain for brain injury suffered by guest who fell on premises. Confidential settlement with retail chain for brain injury by guest injured by defect on premises. 2016. Confidential settlement with oilfield contractor for brain injury suffered by employee injured by defective equipment. 2015. Part of a trial team securing 10 million dollar judgment for paraplegic injured in vehicle crash.; 2014 $600,000 Federal Jury Verdict against City of Dallas for death of inmate resulting from inadequate medical care in jail.; 2011: Confidential settlement with major university for female student raped in dormatory by scholarship athlete with history of behavior problems;  Successful defense of building contractor accused of diverting surface waters causing flooding damages; Succesful defense of small business owner in successor liability employment action brought by government. 2010: Confidential settlement with hospital and physician in case involving misreading of fetal monitor heart strip. 2 Million dollar settlement with City of Ft. Worth for family of a man tasered and killed by a police officer. 2009: Forbes Hutton Leasing v. Texas Game Systems: 2.3 million dollar judgment in favor of equipment leasing company and software designer against equipment operator for breach of contract and software licensing agreement.  2009 Confidential Settlement: Wrongful death related to gravel truck rollover.  2009 Confidential Settlement: Government employee sexually harassed and terminated. 2009: Landsfeld v. Texas State Comptroller:  1.6 million dollar jury verdict in an age discrimination case by a thrity-year employed told to retire or be terminated.  2009 In Re Estate of Hanys: successful defense of a will leaving a large bequest to a church. The will was contested by family members of the deceased.  2009 Casey v. Harris County. 3 million dollar verdict against Harris County for Constables excessive use of force against a mentally ill man resulting in his death. Currently on appeal.  2008 Nieves v. East Texas Medical Center: 3.3 million dollar jury verdict for EMT sexually harassed by a co-worker. The Employer terminated the plaintiff after she lodged her complaints against the harasser. 2008 Blair v. Van Horn:  $500,000 medical malpractice judgment against a urologist who damaged the patients ureter during a surgical procedure. Judgment paid without appeal. 2007 Munoz v. McAllen Medical Center:  500,000 medical malpractice judgment in favor of family of a deceased elderly man who was given an overdose of painkillers in the hospital. The judgment was affirmed on appeal. 2005 Davis v. Texas Lime:   1.1 million judgment in favor of truck driver who wrecked after her truck came into contact with Lime accumulated on the highway outside a lime plant. The judgment was paid after oral arguments in the Court of Appeals. 2005 Williams v. Waffle House  4 million dollar jury verdict (reduced by tort reform to $900,000) to a waitress sexually harassed by a co-worker. The employer failed to respond to repeated complaints by the waitress. Affirmed on appeal by the Court of Appeals. Texas Supreme Court - affirmed with modification based on tort reform caps.  Actual recoveries by the client are less than the amount of judgment or verdict. Judgments are reduced by attorneys fees (typically 40%) and case expenses. Further, medical insurers often recieve reimbursement for medical expenses paid by them., 2018

Educational Background:

  • BBA- Banking & Finance - Abilene Christian University 1983.  Freshman and Senior Class President; Student Senate, Deans List, Who's Who. Graduate work in Psychology - Fielding University
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Office Location for Kern A. Lewis

Highland Park Place
4514 Cole Avenue, Suite 1800
Dallas, TX 75205

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Last Updated: 11/12/2019

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