William Kenneth C. Dippel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Dallas, TX

Law Offices of William Kenneth C. Dippel
 | 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 670
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: 972-866-9900
Fax: 972-866-9902
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (50%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%)

Personal Injury - General (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018

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About William Dippel

Admitted: 1983, Texas

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


  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating, 1990
  • Cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1983
  • AV-Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dallas Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association, Peer Assistance Committee
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


  • 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. The firm values the client's privacy and does not publish nor advertise the details of case resolutions, or their amounts. The firm has also achieved significant resolutions in high profile premises liability security cases

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
Find Me Online
Website - www.wkcd.net
Office Location for William Kenneth C. Dippel

12221 Merit Drive
Suite 670
Dallas, TX 75251

Phone: 972-866-9900

Fax: 972-866-9902

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Last Updated: 5/15/2018

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