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Mr. Dippel graduated from the SMU School of Law in 1983 and

commenced work in the product liability division of Strasburger &

Price.  His practice included representation of General Motors

Corporation as Regional Counsel.  He became a shareholder in

1990, leaving in 1994 to form his own Plaintiffs' firm specializing

in product liability, medical negligence, and premises liability.  He

has lectured at the Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced

Products Liability Course, the State Bar of Texas Advanced

Personal Injury Seminar, and the State Bar College Spring

Training School.  His writing on attorney client privilege was cited

by the Texas Supreme Court, National Tank Co. v. Brotherton,

851 S.W.2d 19 (Tex. 1993), as well as by the Securities and

Exchange Commission, Final Rule:  Amendment to Rule 102(e) of

the Commission's Rules of Practice (1998).



His trial experience is unique in that he has tried significant cases

on behalf of, and against, large product manufacturers.  In 2001,

Mr. Dippel was co-lead counsel for the Plaintiffs’ in

Roblez\Ramos v. Ford, the first significant Plaintiffs’ verdict

against an American auto manufacturer involving injury to a child

from premature airbag deployment.  The jury returned a verdict

in excess of 23 million dollars.  He also recently negotiated one of

the largest Texas premises liability settlements this decade; his

client has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC Dateline,

and other national media programs, to educate sexual assault

victims and encourage the reporting of these crimes.  He practices

not only in Texas, but throughout the United States, in both trial

and federal appeals courts.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 50%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 30%
  3. Unspecified: 10%
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%



Contingent (40%)

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Contact info

Law Offices of William Kenneth C. Dippel

12221 Merit Drive
Suite 670
Dallas, TX, 75251


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2009
Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of William Kenneth C. Dippel1994 - Present
PartnerStrasburger & Price1983 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2000 - Present
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasMember2000 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1994 - Present
American Association of JusticeMember1994 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarTrial Preparation from Start to Finish2013
National Business Institute SeminarAdvanced Personal Injury, Mastering Your Practice2013
National Business Institute SeminarTrial Preparation from Start to Finish2012
National Business Institute SeminarTrial Preparation from Start to Finish2011
National Business Institute SeminarMedicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation and Maintaining an Ethical Practice2010
National Business Institute SeminarCase Management and Getting the Most Out of Your Witnesses2009
National Business Institute SeminarManaging Civil Discovery and Discovery Problem Solving, Circumventing Snags in the Process2009
National Business Institute SeminarThe Paralegal’s Guide to Proficient Medical Records Translation, Case Preparation and Getting in Sync with Your Attorney2009
National Business Institute SeminarPremises Liability Case Preparation and Trial2008
National Business Institute SeminarDocument Management in the Trenches: How Paralegals Can Get (and Stay) Organized2008
National Business Institute SeminarPersonal Injury Case Management for Seasoned Litigators2008
Institute for Paralegal EducationCountdown to Trial: A Crash Course in Trial Preparation for Paralegals2007
State Bar of Texas publicationGeneral Negligence for the General Practitioner2003
PESI PublicationNursing Home Negligence2003
State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury SeminarSurvey of Negligence Law2002
Texas Trial Lawyers Advanced Products Liability SeminarThe Attorney Client Privilege1998
Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Products Liability SeminarSpoliation of Evidence, Secrecy Agreements, and Protective Orders1997
Texas Trial Lawyer's Association Advanced Products Liability CourseLawyer Survival1997
Texas Trial Lawyer's Association Advanced Product Liability CourseThe Role of Guardian Ad Litems in Mass Tort Litigation1996
Texas Trial Lawyer's Association Advanced Products Liability CourseVehicle Rollover/Roof Crush, Side-Impact Integrity and Door Latch Failure Automotive Product Liability Cases: Selection and Discovery1995
Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Products Liability CourseTrading Places: Suing and Defending Automobile Manufacturers1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Louisiana State University, Baton RougeEnglish EducationBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Trial PreparationTrial Preparation from Start to Finish2013