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Kenneth A. Krohn

Kenneth A. Krohn
Kenneth A. Krohn
Counsel

Practice Areas

Guardianship & Trust Litigation

Probate & Guardianship Administration

Education

University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin Bachelor of Arts
Economics

Kenneth A. Krohn is a senior trial and appellate attorney and the Appellate Section Head with Ford + Bergner LLP.  He has 17 years of experience of civil trial and appellate experience in both the state and federal courts.  He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil litigation, including contract disputes, civil rights litigation, trust and estate litigation, controversies among joint owners of businesses, lawsuits alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, disparagement and defamation claims, and personal injury matters.  His clients have included private individuals, corporations and local governmental entities.  

He has successfully represented clients before the Texas appellate courts and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has participated in over 45 appeals before the Texas and federal appellate courts which have resulted in a number of published opinions.

Representative Experience

Trust & Fiduciary Litigation
•    Representation of the trustee of a trust who seeks to recover trust property which was fraudulently transferred out of the trust by the executor of a decedent’s estate.
•    Representation of trustee of a trust who is accused of failing to account for trust property and distribute the trust’s assets.  
•    Representation of defendants who are limited partners in various businesses in a defamation and wrongful imprisonment lawsuit.

Estate Litigation
•    Representation of the former administrator of an estate and the trustee of testamentary trusts created under a will who was alleged to misapply estate assets and further of failing to properly account for estate expenses.
•    Representation of decedent’s son who seeks to recover property his mother’s executor wrongfully took from a testamentary trust and gave to his brother.
•    Representation of grandson who seeks to recover his inheritance which his aunts wrongfully withheld from him and subsequently spent.
•    Representation of son who contests a will his mother is purported to have executed after she was incapacitated.
•    Representation of the beneficiaries of payment on death designations in a lawsuit brought by the decedent’s daughter seeking to declare the payment on death designations as void.

Guardianship Litigation

•    Representation of proposed ward’s daughter who sought appointment as permanent guardian of the person and estate and defended her against claims brought by her brother and his children alleging she was disqualified as a result of potential financial conflicts of interest.
•    Representation of successor guardian of the estate to challenge the validity of various loans issued by a family owned business directly to the ward which were not authorized by the probate court.
•    Representation of proposed ward’s son who sought a temporary restraining order and temporary injunction to protect his mother pending a guardianship proceeding.
•    Representation of mother who challenges the probate court’s orders disqualifying her application to be named as her son’s guardian of the person.

Fraud Litigation
•    Representation of medical services provider in a voluntary self-disclosure of over-billing practices to the United States Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services.
•    Representation of the former chief executive officer of manufacturing company in a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit and investigation of federal False Claims Act litigation.  
•    Representation of defendant shareholder and corporate officer who was accused of theft of trade secrets and unlawful competition with his former employment.
    
Appellate Cases & Decisions                
In the Estate of Donna Fells, Deceased; Case Number 09-17-00487-CV; In the Ninth Court of Appeals, Beaumont, Texas

In the Guardianship of Leon R. Bernsen, An Incapacitated Adult; Case Number 13-17-00593-CV; In the Thirteenth Court of Appeals, Corpus Christi, Texas

In the Guardianship of Leon R. Bernsen, An Incapacitated Adult; Case Number 13-17-00591-CV; In the Thirteenth Court of Appeals, Corpus Christi, Texas

Analee Garduno Gafford v. Debra Crumby and Emily Marie Crumby; Case Number 01-17-00634-CV; In the First Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas

In the Guardianship of Sterling K. Macer, An Incapacitated Person; Case Number 14-17-00300-CV; In the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas

In the Guardianship of A.S.K., An Incapacitated Adult; Case Number 17-0873; In the Supreme Court of Texas

Susan Bromley v. Terri Lynn Benyi; Case Number 01-17-00195-CV; In the First Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas

Yolanda Bennaway v. Teresa G. Torres and Samuel Torres; Case Number 05-6-01222-CV; In the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas

Karen Coyle v. Susan Jones; Case Number 05-16-00876-CV; In the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas

In re Sheilah A. Ludington, Dependent Administrator of the Estate of Peter Mitchell Ludington, Deceased; Case Number 01-1600411-CV

In the Matter of the Guardianship of James E. Fairley, An Incapacitated Adult; Case Numbr 04-16-0096-CV; In the Fourth Court of Appeals, San Antonio, Texas

In the Guardianship of Olive Jean Lawrence, An Alleged Incapacitated Adult; Case Number 01-16-00133-CV; In the First Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas

In re Susan E. Jones, Independent Executrix of the Estate of Frances Hutchins, Deceased; Case Number 05-16-00081-CV; In the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas

Sirinart Miller, Independent Executrix of the Estate of Douglas Luitjen, Deceased, v. Roderick Luitjen; Case Number 01-15-01104-CV; In the First Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas

In the Guardianship of Andrew Stephen Keith, An Incapacitated Person; Case Number 14-15-00588-CV; In the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas

In the Estate of Judy Darlene Morgenroth, Deceased; Case Number 05-15-00777-CV; In the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas

In the Estate of Leonard J. Ledet, Jr., Deceased; Case Number 05-15-00169-CV; In the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas

In the Estate of Leonard J. Ledet, Jr., Deceased; Case Number 05-15-00177-CV; In the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas

In the Estate of Dorothy N. Williams, Deceased; Case Number 05-15-00392-CV; In the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas

In the Estate of Marie A. Merkel, Deceased; Case Number 05-14-01596-CV; In the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas

 

Whitt v. Patton; Case Number 01-14-00396-CV; In the First Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas

Jones v. Coyle; 451 S.W.3d 486; In the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas
City of El Paso v. Ramirez, et al.; 431 S.W.3d 630; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

City of El Paso v. High Ridge Construction, Inc.; 442 S.W.3d 660; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

City of El Paso v. Collins, et al.; 440 S.W.3d 879; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

In re Tom Brown, et al.; Petition Number 12–224; Supreme Court of Texas

Tom Brown Ministries, et al. v. Cook; Case Number 12-0193; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

Cook v. Tom Brown Ministries, et al.; 385 S.W.3d 592; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas        

E.B.S. Enterprises, Inc. v. City of El Paso, Texas; Petition Number 11-0869; Supreme Court of Texas

City of El Paso v. Marquez; 380 S.W.3d 335; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

City of El Paso v. Ramirez, et al.; 349 S.W.3d 181; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

Foster v. City of El Paso; Case Number 08-10-00157-CV; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

E.B.S. Enterprises, Inc. v. City of El Paso, Texas; 347 S.W.3d 404; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

City of El Paso v. Esquivel; Case Number 08-10-00065-CV; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

Sweed v. City of El Paso; Petition Number 09-1008; Supreme Court of Texas

In re Tony Martinez, M.D.; Case Number 08-08-00263-CV; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

City of El Paso v. Bustillos, et al.; 342 S.W.3d 200; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

Ochoa v. State of Texas; Cause Number 08-08-00228-CR; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

Sweed v. City of El Paso; 195 S.W.3d 784; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

In the Interest of Christian Taylor Hughes, a Minor Child; Case Number 08-07-00309-CV; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

Readyone Industries, Inc. v. Jones; Case Number 08-07-00265-CV; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

Fertic v. Spencer; Petition Number 07-0391; Supreme Court of Texas
                    
In re Raba-Kistner Anderson Consultants, Inc.; 06-0087; In the Supreme Court of Texas

In re Raba-Kistner Anderson Consultants, Inc.; 179 S.W.3d 745; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

Fertic v. Spencer; 247 S.W.3d 242; In the Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas

Shelby v. City of El Paso; 577 Fed. Appx. 327; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Levy v. City of El Paso; 577 Fed. Appx. 297; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

City of El Paso, Texas v. El Paso Entertainment, Inc.; 464 Fed.Appx. 366; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

City of El Paso, Texas v. El Paso Entertainment, Inc.; 382 Fed.Appx. 361; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

United States v. Guzman-Reyes; 134 Fed.Appx. 758; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

 

Our Houston office conveniently serves our clients in Harris, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, and Fort Bend counties, while our Dallas office serves clients in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin counties.

Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

United States District Court Admissions
  • United States District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court - Western District of Texas
    • Judicial Selection Committee 2013
El Paso Bar Association

Board of Directors 2010-2013

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