William Kenneth C. Dippel

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Law Offices of William Kenneth C. Dippel
 | 12221 Merit Dr, Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: 972-866-9900
Fax: 972-866-9902
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    William Dippel focuses his practice on personal injury law, handling cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death caused by unsafe products, automotive product liability, defective tires, unsafe household products, Injuries to children, nursing home negligence, boating accidents, medical negligence, construction accidents, trucking accidents, and premises liability, including sexual assault due to lack of adequate security.

    The son of a Dallas judge, Mr. Dippel attended law school after graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in education and English from Louisiana State University. He attended SMU Dedman School of Law and graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor in 1983.

    After working for over a decade in personal injury defense, representing automakers, Mr. Dippel chose to use his vast knowledge to assist those injured because of the negligence of a company or person. Since 1994, he has vigorously pursued the rights of his clients, obtaining confidential settlements on their behalf. Mr. Dippel is certified in personal injury trial law through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and his dedication to legal ethics and superior skills has earned him the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell.

    Mr. Dippel shares his experience and knowledge with others through legal articles and lectures. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas' pro bono college and The College of the State Bar of Texas. In addition, Mr. Dippel has served on committees for the Dallas Bar Association and as a member of The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse's board of directors, and he participates in the State Bar of Texas' lawyers' assistance program.

    * AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General
    • 30%Personal Injury - Products
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice


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    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020

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    About William Dippel

    Admitted: 1983, Texas

    Professional Webpage: www.wkcd.net/william-dippel.html


    • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating, 2019
    • AV-Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996 - 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Martindale Hubble AV Rating, 2019
    • State Bar of Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, 2019
    • America's Top 100 Personal Injury attorneys for Northern Texas, 2019
    • Member, State Bar of Texas, 2019
    • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Former Member, Board of Directors, The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    • State Bar Lawyers' Assistance Program
    • State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The Interactions of Workers' Compensation and Comparative Negligence--Conflicts, Alternatives, and Compromise
    • Attorney Responsibility and Carter Under SEC Rule 2(e): The Powers That Be and the Fear of the Flock
    • The Attorney-Client Privilege in the Corporate Context--Upjohn Co. V. United States
    • Advanced Personal Injury, Managing Your Practice, National Business Institute
    • Dippel, Texas Discovery (under contract to James Publishing)
    • A Litigation Paralegal’s Guide to Case Management and Getting the Most Out of Your Witnesses
    • Paralegal Litigation Skills: Managing Civil Discovery and Discovery Problem Solving, Circumventing Snags in the Process
    • The Paralegal’s Guide to Proficient Medical Records Translation, Case Preparation and Getting in Sync with Your Attorney
    • Premises Liability Case Preparation and Trial
    • Document Management in the Trenches: How Paralegals Can Get (and Stay) Organized
    • Personal Injury Case Management for Seasoned Litigators
    • Countdown to Trial: A Crash Course in Trial Preparation for Paralegals
    • General Negligence for the General Practitioner
    • Nursing Home Negligence
    • The Attorney Client Privilege
    • Spoliation of Evidence, Secrecy Agreements, and Protective Orders
    • Survival in the 90's
    • The Role of Guardian Ad Litems in Mass Tort Litigation
    • Vehicle Rollover/Roof Crush, Side-Impact Integrity and Door Latch Failure Automotive Product Liability Cases: Selection and Discovery
    • Trading Places: Suing and Defending Automobile Manufacturers


    • Confidential product liability case resolutions include product liability cases against Ford, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Jeep, Huyndai, Continental Tire, Michelin Tire, Goodrich Tire, Uniroyal Tire and Brunswick. Cases were pending in Texas and throughout the country, the latter in conjunction with joint venture counsel.  Medical malpractice cases have resolved, either by trial or settlement, throughout the state of Texas. Significant personal injury cases include trucking cases, accidents involving impaired drivers, and those involving shared  ride app vehicles.  The firm has also achieved significant resolutions in high profile premises liability security cases. The firm values the client's privacy and does not publish nor advertise the details of case resolutions, or their amounts., 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Louisiana State University, B.S., in English, Cum Laude

    Industry Groups

    • American Association Of Justice
    • Board Certified Texas Board Of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Law
    • College Of The State Bar Of Texas
    • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
    • Preeminent Lawyers In America (Martindale Hubbell)
    • Pro Bono College Of The State Bar Of Texas
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
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    Office Location for William Kenneth C. Dippel

    12221 Merit Dr
    Dallas, TX 75251

    Phone: 972-866-9900

    Fax: 972-866-9902

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    Last Updated: 3/11/2020

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