William Kenneth C. Dippel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Law Offices of William Kenneth C. Dippel
12221 Merit Dr, Suite 670
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: 972-866-9900
Fax: 972-866-9902
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
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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.  He is also a certified mediator in Texas, in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, and, the standards promulgated by the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable. 

Mr. Dippel shares his experience and knowledge with others through legal articles and lectures. He is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and The College of the State Bar of Texas.  In addition, Mr. Dippel has served on committees for the Dallas Bar Association, he is a former member of The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse's Board of Directors, and he participates pro bono 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: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical

Selections

13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021

About William Kenneth C. Dippel

Admitted: 1983, Texas

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

Educational Background

  • Louisiana State University, B.S., in Education, Minor in English, Cum Laude, 1980
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude, 1983

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 2011
  • State Bar Lawyers' Assistance Program, 1998
  • State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College, 2021

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Confidential product liability case resolutions include product liability cases against Ford, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Jeep, Hyundai, 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 all aspects of personal injury, including sky shelving cases and serious injury involving household product cases.  The firm has also achieved significant resolutions in high profile sexual assault premises liability security cases. The firm values the client's privacy and has never published nor advertised the details of case settlements, or their amounts., 2021

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • This article and seminar focus on effective use of discovery, and experts, for defense firms.  Presented from the Plaintiff perspective., Author, Speaker, The Personal Injury Defense Playbook, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2021
  • The article discusses practical solutions for law firms, lawyers and staff when confronted with addiction or depression issues in the workplace., Author, Speaker, When Helping Starts to Hurt, Law Firm C0-Dependency and the Role of the Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program, Dallas Bar Association, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2015
  • The article discusses issues attendant to addiction and depression in the legal practice, and practical solutions to access help, for the lawyer, and the firm., Author, Speaker, When Helping Starts to Hurt, The Role of the Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program, North Dallas Bar Association, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2015
  • The article focuses on ethics issues attendant to the selection, preparation and presentation of retained experts., Author, Speaker, Personal Injury 101, Ethical Selection and Presentation of Experts, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2014
  • This article is designed to teach young lawyers the logistics and tactics of Trial Preparation., Author, Speaker, Trial Preparation from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2013
  • The article is designed for advanced personal injury cases, lawyers, and paralegals, in creating an effective practice., Author, Speaker, Advanced Personal Injury, Managing Your Practice, National Business Institute, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2012
  • This article guides younger lawyers through the preparation phase for trial., Author, Speaker, Trial Preparation from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2011
  • This article discusses the ethics and logistics of handling personal injury cases when Medicare subrogation interests are involved., Author, Speaker, Medicare Set Asides in Personal Injury Litigation , National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2010
  • The article provides practical guidance to effective witness examination in trial, and the effect of tactical discovery to support trial issues., Author, Speaker, A Litigation Paralegal’s Guide to Case Management and Getting the Most Out of Your Witnesses, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2009
  • The program and article teach paralegals effective skills in assisting counsel in discovery and trial., Author, Speaker, Paralegal Litigation Skills: Managing Civil Discovery and Discovery Problem Solving, Circumventing Snags in the Process, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2009
  • The article was prepared in tandem with the firm's registered nurse.  It provides tactical solutions to medical record review and use., Author, Speaker, The Paralegal’s Guide to Proficient Medical Records Translation, Case Preparation and Getting in Sync with Your Attorney, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2009
  • The article is based on two premises cases, providing practical approaches to development, discovery and trial., Author, Speaker, Premises Liability Case Preparation and Trial, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2008
  • The article discusses practical solutions to the management of voluminous document use, in discovery and in trial., Author, Speaker, Document Management in the Trenches: How Paralegals Can Get (and Stay) Organized, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2008
  • This article and program is designed to assist seasoned litigators in refining their approach to trial., Author, Speaker, Personal Injury Case Management for Seasoned Litigators, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2008
  • The article is designed to teach paralegals how effectively to assist trial lawyers, while in trial., Author, Speaker, Countdown to Trial: A Crash Course in Trial Preparation for Paralegals, National Business Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2007
  • The article is a "spring training" presentation on issues related to general negligence law in Texas., Author, Speaker, General Negligence for the General Practitioner, State Bar of Texas College, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2003
  • The article discusses practical litigation concepts for developing nursing home cases., Author, Speaker, Nursing Home Negligence, PES Institute, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 2003
  • This article and presentation track then developing law in the area of tort negligence., Author, Speaker, 2002 Survey of Negligence Law, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course, 2002
  • The article discusses developing Attorney Client privilege issues in the practice setting of advanced product liability law., Author, Speaker, The Attorney Client Privilege, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Products Liability Course, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 1998
  • The article discusses confidentiality agreements, spoliation of evidence, and protective orders in a practical application., Author, Speaker, Spoliation of Evidence, Secrecy Agreements, and Protective Orders, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Products Liability Course, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 1997
  • The article discusses firm management practice in a changing environment., Author, Speaker, Survival in the 90's, Texas Bar Association Advanced Personal Injury Course, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 1997
  • The article provides practical insights from participation as a Guardian Ad Litem for over 300 minors in lead case., Author, Speaker, The Role of Guardian Ad Litems in Mass Tort Litigation, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Products Liability Course, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 1996
  • This is an advanced litigation course on specific auto defects, including rollovers and door latch failures., Author, Speaker, Vehicle Rollover/Roof Crush, Side-Impact Integrity and Door Latch Failure Automotive Product Liability Cases: Selection and Discovery, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Products Liability Course, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 1995
  • This is a Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Course on Suing and Defending Automobile Manufacturers, Author, Speaker, Trading Places: Suing and Defending Automobile Manufacturers, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Products Liability Course, Texas Bar Approved CLE, 1994
  • This article proposes a common law or legislative change when a product liability case occurs in the context of worker's compensation coverage., Author, The Interactions of Workers' Compensation and Comparative Negligence--Conflicts, Alternatives, and Compromise, Texas Tech Law Review, 1984
  • This article addresses then developing attorney - client privilege case law., Author, Attorney Responsibility and Carter Under SEC Rule 2(e): The Powers That Be and the Fear of the Flock, Southwestern Law Journal, 1982
  • This article addresses developing changes in attorney client privilege law in the corporate context., Author, The Attorney-Client Privilege in the Corporate Context--Upjohn Co. V. United States, Southwestern Law Journal, 1982

Honors/Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating, 2021, 2021
  • AV-Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell, 2021, 2021

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Mediator, Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable standards, 2021
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996 - 2019, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Martindale Hubble AV Rating, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs, 2021
  • Texas State Bar College, 2021
  • State Bar of Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, 2021
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury attorneys for Northern Texas, 2019
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2021

Industry Groups

  • Board Certified Texas Board Of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Law
  • College Of The State Bar Of Texas
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2021
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • Preeminent Lawyers In America (Martindale Hubbell)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2021
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Office Location for William Kenneth C. Dippel

12221 Merit Dr
Suite 670
Dallas, TX 75251

Phone: 972-866-9900

Fax: 972-866-9902

Last Updated: 6/2/2021

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