Alfonso Kennard, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Kennard Richard P.C.
 | 2603 Augusta Drive, 14th Floor
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: 713-742-0900
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Employment & Labor (10%),
  • Business Litigation (0%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Alfonso Kennard Jr. is an experienced trial lawyer with extensive knowledge of business and employment matters. He founded Kennard Law P.C. in Houston, Texas, after spending almost a decade working for the "big firms." The law firm provides quality legal counsel and representation in all aspects of employment law, including wrongful termination, overtime, sexual harassment, discrimination, non-compete agreements and severance negotiation. It represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation issues such as torts, premises liability, product liability, contract disputes and personal injury.

Mayor Bill White appointed Mr. Kennard to be a commissioner on the City of Houston Contract Compliance Commission, is a former President of the Notre Dame Alumni Association in Houston, and is on the Board of Directors for St. Mary's University School of Law. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, he was recognized in Texas Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star" for his achievements in employment law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (90%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Business Litigation (0%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Employment Litigation: Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017

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About Alfonso Kennard, Jr.

Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.kennardlaw.com/Attorneys/Alfonso-Kennard-Jr.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized for victory in Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Age Discrimination case, Goudeau v. NOV, Texas Appellate Lawyer of the Week, Texas Lawyer Magazine, 2016
  • National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 206-2017, National 100 Top Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Awarded top distinction by Lexis Nexis -- AV Rated, AV Rated, Lexis Nexis, 2014
  • Legal Leader, 2014
  • Super Lawyer, 2014
  • Awarded the top distinction by Lexis Nexis--AV Rated, AV Rated , Lexis Nexis, 2013
  • Legal Leader, 2013
  • Super Lawyer, 2013
  • Student Body President and received the Outstanding Law Student Award, St. Mary’s University

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Entrepeneurship Institute Certificate, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 2016
  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Treasurer, Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, 2015
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors, 2006
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
  • Board of Directors, St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Houston Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • TYLA community volunteer offering pro bono assistance to underserved communities and translating documents and guides from English into Spanish, 2010
  • Commissioner, City of Houston Affirmative Action Contract Compliance Commission (appointed by Mayor Bill White)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Spoke on employment law basics to the MinorityIssues Section of the State Bar of Texas, Speaker, Employment Law 101, State Bar Of Texas Minority Issues Section, 2014
  • Spoke on employment law at the Mexican American Bar Association annual CLE in South Padre Island, Texas. , Speaker, Employment Law, MABA Texas, 2013
  • Spoke at AMP Agency's legal seminar for non-legal professionals on employment law. , Speaker, Employment Law, 2012
  • Spoke on employment law topics at conference in Mexico City to Hotel owners with interests in the United States, Speaker, Mexican Hotel Association, 2011
  • Presented at EBG "Breakfast Briefing" on the new laws and regulations in Labor and Employment law, Speaker, HR Professionals, 2010
  • Employment Law Conference, South Texas College of Law, Speaker, 2009

Representative Clients:

  • Recently selected as national counsel for the Latino Hotel Association, 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Helping raise my three amazing kids, Ava Marie (9), Alfonsito (6), and Grace (4)
  • President, Notre Dame Alumni Association, Houston Chapter

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, Business Degree in Marketing, Honors: President of the Class of 1999, 1999
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Office Location for Alfonso Kennard, Jr.

2603 Augusta Drive
14th Floor
Houston, TX 77057

Phone: 713-742-0900

 

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Last Updated: 12/28/2016

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