Kirk Claunch

Kirk Claunch is a native of Fort Worth and a graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1991. He has been board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2002. Kirk is an experienced trial lawyer with over 40 jury trials as lead counsel. His practice is focused primarily in the areas of personal injury, criminal, and general civil law. 

“Being successful in trial before a court or jury requires not only preparation and hard work, but creativity and the ability to think on your feet. It requires the ability to make clear, concise, and convincing arguments on subjects that are complex and difficult to understand.”

“The ability to negotiate is another fundamental skill of my profession. Most of the cases in which I am involved are settled or resolved before trial. Settlements are usually the result of hours of intense negotiation. I understand the complexity of negotiation and have developed tough negotiation skills through 28 years of experience.”

Kirk Claunch


  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1988
  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1991
  • U.S. Army War College, M.A., 2013

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2002)
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Court Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2006-2012

Admitted to Practice in the Following Courts:

  • Admitted in Texas (1991)
  • Admitted in Wisconsin (2001)
  • Admitted in Ohio (2007)
  • Admitted in the U. S. District Courts for the Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

  • Admitted in the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court

Licensed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims