Profiles

Bill Dippel
William Kenneth C. Dippel

William Kenneth C. Dippel, J.D.

Mr. Dippel was raised in Dallas and attended Louisiana State University, where he received his B.S. in Education and English, cum laude.  He graduated from Southern Methodist University Law School, cum laude, in 1983.  His interest in the practice of law was inspired by his father, the late Honorable Kenneth C. Dippel, a practicing Texas lawyer for over 50 years and former Judge of the 95th District Court in Dallas.

Mr. Dippel began his career at the Dallas defense firm of Strasburger and Price, where he progressed from associate to full equity partner in the shortest amount of time possible.  Much of his work was defending high stakes product liability litigation for major automotive manufacturers.  He began working as regional counsel for one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers at the age of 27. 

In 1994 Mr. Dippel left Strasburger and Price to form his own plaintiffs' firm.  From 1994 to the present, the vast majority of his work has been in the representation of families who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

In his off time, Mr. Dippel enjoys following the Dallas Mavericks, golf, and scuba diving in the Caribbean with his three sons.

Designations

  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Selected as a Preeminent Lawyer in the United States by Martindale Hubbell
  • Selected as a Texas SuperLawyer, 2009 – 2011, Thompson Reuters
  • Admitted to the First, Third, and Sixth Circuit Court of Federal Appeals
  • Member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the American Association of Justice
  • Member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas

Publications & Lectures

Mr. Dippel 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.   He began publishing his legal works while still in law school.  His articles have been cited in Texas Supreme Court Opinions of note, as well as by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Dippel, The Attorney-Client Privilege in the Corporate Context--Upjohn Co. V. United States, 35 Sw. L.J. 935 (1982), cited in National Tank Co. v. Brotherton, 851 S.W.2d 19 (Tex. 1993).  Securities and Exchange Commission, Final Rule:  Amendment to Rule 102(e) of the Commission's Rules of Practice (1998).  He is under contract with James Publishing for a text entitled “Texas Discovery.”


Holly Kerr, R.N.

Holly Kerr
Holly Kerr

Holly studied biology at the University of California, San Diego, and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Baylor University.  Her nursing background includes inpatient and outpatient oncology, general med/surg, interventional radiology and emergency room nursing.  She has worked with Mr. Dippel since 1990.  Each case file must be thoroughly developed, and the medical component is Holly’s responsibility.  Medical record acquisition and review, interfacing with medical care providers, literature research, and retention of the best medical experts are part of that process.  Not every law firm has a nurse on staff, but The Law Offices of William Kenneth C. Dippel recognizes the value of a nurse team member.

Holly is married and has two daughters – one a recent college graduate and the other a college freshman.  She comes from a long line of scratch pie bakers and enjoys traveling, running and following the Dallas Mavericks.


Chanel Cottone, Administrative Assistant

Chanel Cottone
Chanel Cottone

Born and raised in North Texas, Chanel has managed the front desk for The Law Offices of William Kenneth C. Dippel for two years.  She came to the desk with a work history of exemplary client service, making the transition to a “relationships matter” law firm a natural fit.  Clients and their families, as well as Mr. Dippel’s referring attorneys, benefit from her ability to interface with the professional staff and provide case status updates. 

Chanel works fulltime and attends college.  She is currently pursuing a nursing degree.  Her interests include scrapbooking, recreational league soccer, running, and spending time with her family and friends.