Accomplished Lawyer Philip Kessler Added to Thompson & Knight’s Roster

Accomplished Lawyer Philip Kessler Added to Thompson & Knight’s Roster


The law firm of Thompson & Knight has announced the addition of popular trial lawyer Philip Kessler to direct the expanding operations of the Firm in New York City. He will also lead the new office in Detroit.

A nationally renowned business litigator, Mr. Kessler has 38 years of experience in various state and federal courts. The metropolitan Detroit office of Thompson & Knight, which is slated to open in spring of 2011, is the eleventh office of the Firm and the second one outside of Texas.

Jeffrey A. Zlotky, the Managing Partner of the Firm, said, “It is an honor to welcome Phil Kessler to Thompson & Knight.” He also said, “His distinguished reputation, market knowledge, and insights will be great assets as we seek opportunities to support new and existing clients in New York, Michigan, and elsewhere.”

The law practice of Mr. Kessler is centered on business disputes on behalf of partnerships, individuals, private, and public corporations.

His far-ranging experience includes cases involving bankruptcy, antitrust, health care and pharmaceuticals, contracts, intellectual property, securities matters, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

“Thompson & Knight has a distinguished and vibrant history. It has an impressive capacity to provide a wide range of legal services to clients in many industries while remaining a leader in serving the energy industry,” said Mr. Kessler.

He also added, “The Firm’s recognized capabilities and responsiveness will enable me to serve existing and new clients effectively, while supporting the Firm’s ongoing strategic initiatives. I am very pleased to have been invited to join this outstanding Firm.”


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