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Alfonso Kennard Jr.

Managing Shareholder
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Alfonso Kennard, Jr., is a nationally recognized attorney and trial lawyer and the founding Shareholder of Kennard Law P.C. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and spent nearly a decade in large national law firms before starting this Firm to help employees. Mr. Kennard services each of the Firm's offices throughout the State and Washington D.C.

Mr. Kennard:

  • Assists executives, managers, public and private sector employees, and individuals with their employment law-related claims
  • Assists small businesses to stay in compliance with Federal and state laws advises clients on how to avoid litigation and helps smaller and medium-sized business protect and assert their legal rights
  • Represents individuals and small business owners through the litigation process in both state and federal courts
  • Handles litigation dealing with employment discrimination, wage and hour issues, and compliance with non-competes and the protection of trade secrets through non-disclosure agreements
  • Mr. Kennard has received multiple favorable results and verdicts for his clients in both bench and jury trials as a first-chair trial attorney and lead counsel
  • Mr. Kennard regularly defeats large corporations and their vast networks of attorneys in significant employment and civil trial matters
  • Mr. Kennard has shaped and created law through success in appeals courts and trial court decisions

Mr. Kennard is a Past President of the Notre Dame Alumni Association in Houston and is also a Commissioner for the City of Houston Contract Compliance Commission as an appointee of Mayor Bill White. Mr. Kennard also serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni Association and mentors business leaders at Stanford University's LBAN program at the Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Kennard received his Business Degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame, home of the Fighting Irish. While at Notre Dame, Alfonso served as the President of the Class of 1999. While attending law school at St. Mary's University, Mr. Kennard served as the Student Body President and received the Outstanding Law Student Award.

Mr. Kennard is fluent in Spanish and can assist clients accordingly.

In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Mr. Kennard was named a "Rising Star" in Texas Super Lawyers magazine. In 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, Mr. Kennard was named a Texas Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service. Less than 1% of all lawyers receive this distinction. As a national employment law expert, Mr. Kennard is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars all over Texas and the United States on Employment Law matters and is frequently asked to give interviews on television, radio, and national publications regarding employment law.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Labor and Employment
  • Civil Rights Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Civil Litigation

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: Student Body President
    • Honors: Sole Recipient, Outstanding Law Student Award
    • Honors: 2002 Moot Court Competition Winner and Best Brief award winner
    • Honors: Board Of Directors, Texas Young Lawyers' Association
  • University of Notre Dame
    • B.B.A. - 1999
    • Honors: President of the Class of 1999
    • Major: Marketing
Licenses
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Memberships
  • Super Lawyer
  • "Rising Star", Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010 - 2017
  • Legal Leader by Martindale, 2012 - 2018
  • Houston Modern Luxury Magazine—Named the sole Labor & Employment Law Power Lawyer for Houston in 2015 & 2016
  • HTX Magazine Best Employment Lawyers, 2014 - 2018
  • Elite Attorney SA Magazine—Best Employment Lawyer
  • SA Scene Best Lawyer for Labor & Employment Law, 2012 - 2018
  • AVVO Rated—10 stars (perfect rating)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine’s Top Appellate Lawyer
  • Notre Dame Alumni Association, Past President
  • St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • HISBA, Board of Directors
  • City of Houston Contract Compliance Commission, Commissioner
  • Vice-Chair, Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
  • Stanford University LBAN Mentor for Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Business

Why Hire Kennard Law, P.C.?

Making Things Right For Employees
  • Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law

    Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Personalized Attention

    When you hire us, you work directly with your lawyer, who will spend time learning about your situation and goals. Your case will not be passed off to a paralegal.

  • We Used to Represent Large Companies; Now We Represent You

    Having represented Fortune 500 companies in the past, this places us in a unique position to provide valuable insight when representing workers. 

  • Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Employees

    We understand you have probably never faced a matter like this before. Our attorneys are dedicated to guiding and protecting you through this. You will always remain involved and informed as your case moves forward.

  • Cost-Effective and Accessible

    For potential clients who would like to consult with us but are unable to come to our office, we are now offering phone and video consultations for your convenience.

  • Stellar Reviews

    At Kennard Law, P.C., client satisfaction is of utmost importance. You don't have to take our word for it. Read what past clients have to say here!

5 Star Reviews

Real Stories from Real Clients 
    This law firm is hands down AAA+1.

    “Thank you guys for all your hard work in preparing this court filing, and for keeping me updated on all matters thus far! Your professionalism is amazing and has exceeded all of my expectations, this ...”

    - Past Client
    From the times I meet with Mr. Kennard himself, I could tell he has a real PASSION for what he does, not for his own personal gain, rather for the client and righting the wrong that was suffered.

    “Let me start by saying Alfonso Kennard and his entire law firm, are literally "bull-dogs" in their field. I say that with much respect and reverence towards them all. Right from the start, Mr. Kennard ...”

    - Christopher Recio
    This law firm operates with integrity, professionalism, and really fight for you.

    “5 stars for Kennard Law Firm. Alfonso Kennard, his associates, and the entire team were nothing less than exceptional. This law firm operates with integrity, professionalism, and really fight for you. ...”

    - Pilar Carrillo
    No smoke and mirrors or unrealistic expectations. He leads with integrity and leaves no stone unturned.

    “Kennard Law, P.C. is without a doubt, "One of the best." Without going into details, let's just say 2:0 are very good odds. If faced with employment issues, it's most important to align yourself with ...”

    - Shannon Lewis
    They helped negotiate what I felt was a fair settlement and I am grateful and appreciative for their assistance.

    “I recently engaged Kennard and specifically Lance Blankenship to represent me on a workplace incident after interviewing several firms in the San Antonio area. The team was very knowledgeable about ...”

    - Harvey Goldstein
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