Kevin Terrazas

Kevin Terrazas has represented clients in a wide range of complex trials and appeals on matters involving antitrust claims, intellectual property, contracts, torts, and constitutional law.  He has tried to judgment cases in both federal and state courts and has successfully represented clients before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Federal Circuits, and the Texas State Courts of Appeals.

Before joining the firm, Kevin was a partner at Yetter Coleman LLP and a law clerk for the Honorable Priscilla R. Owen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Prior to law school, Kevin served as a Captain in the United States Army’s Field Artillery branch, which included service with the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his service, Kevin was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal, among other awards. He also is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Ranger, Airborne, and Air Assault schools.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Defended an international corporation against a non-practicing entity in a patent infringement suit involving smart grid technology, including successfully arguing Markman hearing.
  • Successfully tried an employer discrimination suit in federal district court, which resulted in significant changes to proposed consent decree.
  • Successfully argued a contract dispute before the Fifth Circuit that resulted in vacatur and remand of bankruptcy court judgment due to lack of constitutional authority.
  • Successfully defended trial court’s order on mandamus before the Federal Circuit in a patent infringement suit over a device installed on an oil and gas rig.
  • Twice successfully argued a voting rights dispute before the Fifth Circuit resulting in vacatur of the district court’s injunctive orders.
  • Successfully represented the victim of constitutional rights violations caused by a municipal employee.
  • Successfully represented executives in Title VII and §1983 discrimination case involving promotion practices of municipal fire department.
  • Successfully defended judgment before the Texas 13th Court of Appeals concerning a medical liability claim.
  • Represented a steel service center in antitrust dispute involving a group boycott by steel suppliers.
  • Successfully represented a large manufacturer of wireless devices in a patent infringement suit concerning Bluetooth technology.
  • Successfully represented medical device patent holders before the Federal Circuit in a dispute over an Inter Partes Reexamination.
  • Successfully represented a large energy corporation through trial and judgment in Texas State Court involving contractual dispute over development of nuclear power plant.

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

Texas Rising Stars, 2013-2014, Thompson Reuters Legal
Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2012, Civilian Job News
Harry S. Truman Scholar, 1998

COURT ADMISSIONS

All Texas State Courts
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Federal Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Red Cross of Central Texas, Board of Directors
Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, Treasurer
Calvert Inn of Court, Associate Member
American Bar Association, Member
Austin Bar Association, Member

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 2007
B.S., United States Military Academy, Distinguished Cadet, 1999
Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University
Law Clerk, Judge Priscilla R. Owen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Captain, Field Artillery, United States Army, 1999-2004