10077 Grogan’s Mill Road, Suite 325
The Woodlands, TX 77380
In 1980, Kelvin obtained his law degree from South Texas College of Law where he graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, he was a member of the Order of Lytae, was on the Dean’s List for all years in attendance, received the E. E. Townes Award for Academic Excellence and served as Assistant Editor for the South Texas Law Review. Before law school, he attended Mississippi State University on an athletic scholarship and completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University and University of Houston with a B.A. in Finance.
After law school, Kelvin had the honor of serving as the Briefing Attorney for Justice Sears Magee on the Supreme Court of Texas and then joined the Houston law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. (now Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP) where he handled personal injury and commercial litigation, and civil appeals.
In 1982, Kelvin moved to Bryan, Texas to form the law firm of West, Adams. Webb & Allbritton, P.C. (now West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C.), as a founding principal. There, Kelvin spent many years representing both individuals and businesses in personal injury and commercial litigation. He also litigated and tried medical malpractice cases for healthcare providers and a leading hospital and medical clinic with facilities throughout Texas. Kelvin also supervised, mentored and trained at any given time from10 to 15 trial attorneys who were associates at the firm.
In 2001, Kelvin moved back to Houston to join the Houston law firm of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P., as a partner in the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Malpractice and Appellate Sections. There, he tried significant product liability cases for some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, tried high-profile medical malpractice cases for several of Houston’s largest healthcare providers, and served as lead appellate counsel in numerous appeals involving products liability, medical malpractice, and insurance coverage disputes. In 2020, he joined The Woodlands office of the law firm of Leger, Ketchum and Cohoon, PLLC.
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Below are some of the appellate cases Kelvin has handled in his appellate practice:
410/West Ave., Ltd. v. Texas Trust Savings Bank, 810 S.W.2d 422 (Tex. App.–San Antonio 1991, no writ) (represented federal-regulatory agency in case involving numerous lender liability claims).
AmWest Savings Ass’n v. Farmers Market of Odessa, Inc., 753 F. Supp. 1339 (W.D. Tex. 1990) (represented federal-regulatory agency to recover note deficiency).
Baylor College of Medicine v. Camberg, 247 S.W.3d 342 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2008, pet. denied) (represented medical school in malpractice case involving survival and wrongful death claims).
Belgian American Inv’ts & Trade, Inc. v. F.S.L.I.C., 717 F. Supp. 462 (N.D. Tex. 1989) (represented FSLIC in lender liability case involving a federal regulatory agency).
Brown & Brown of Texas, Inc. v. Transcontinental Ins. Co., 2009 WL 4856782 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st District] 2009, no pet. h.) (represented insurance agency in misrepresentation and deceptive trade practices case involving an insurance policy).
Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Ass’n v. Harmony Baptist Church, Case No. 14-84-00421-CV (Tex. App.-Houston [14th District] 1984) (represented church in real property case involving enforcement of deed restrictions).
Health Systems Int’l – Bryan/Bryan Nephrology Center Joint Venture v. Suki, Case No. 01-87-01113-CV (Tex. App.–Houston [1st District] 1987) (represented nephrology clinic in case to enforce buy sale agreement between owners).
Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co. v. Brown Schools, Inc., 757 S.W.2d 411 (Tex. App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 1988, no writ) (represented insurance company in case involving overpayment to healthcare provider).
Matter of Meyerland Co., 960 F.2d 512 (5th Cir. 1992) (represented federal-regulatory agency in case involving lender liability claims against a financial institution in receivership).
McNeily v. United States, 839 F. Supp. 423 (N.D. Tex. 1992) (represented federal-regulatory agency in case involving lender liability claims against a financial institution in receivership).
Mercado v. Warner-Lambert Co., 106 S.W.3d 393 (Tex. App.-Houston [1st Dist.] 2003, pet. denied) (represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in product liability case involving a prescription medication).
Pasket v. F.D.I.C., 785 S.W.2d 172 (Tex. App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 1990, writ dism’d w.o.j.) (represented FDIC in banking case involving federal-regulatory agency).
Patterson v. J.H. Walker, Inc., Case No. 08-01-00136-CV (Tex. App.–El Paso 2001) (represented trucking company in personal injury case).
Peerenboom v. HSP Foods, Inc., 910 S.W.2d 156 (Tex. App.-Waco 1995, no writ) (represented property owner in case against business for an on-premises assault).
Perryco, Inc. v. F.D.I.C., 777 S.W.2d 549 (Tex. App.–El Paso 1989, no writ) (represented FDIC in banking case involving federal-regulatory agency).
Pioneer Natural Resources U.S.A., Inc. v. W.L. Ranch, Inc., 127 S.W.3d 900 (Tex. App.–Corpus Christi 2004, pet. denied) (represented drilling company in oil and gas case involving claims for trespass, negligent drilling and breach of mineral lease).
Rabe v. Guaranty Nat’l Ins. Co., 787 S.W.2d 575 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st District] 1990, writ denied) (represented insurance company in breach of contract case involving an insurance policy).
Seismic Equipment Exchange, Inc. v. Blackwell, Case No. 01-86-00293-CV (Tex. App.–Houston [14th District] 1984) (represented injured plaintiff in product liability case involving a brain injury suffered in an off-road seismic vehicle accident).
Union Pacific Resources Group, Inc. v. Neinast, 67 S.W.3d 275 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st District] 2001, no pet.) (represented natural gas company in class action case brought by oil and gas royalty owners).
U.S. Silica Co. v. Tompkins, 156 S.W.3d 578 (Tex. 2005) (per curiam) (represented mining company in product liability case for wrongful death involving silica sand).
Worldwide Anesthesia Associates, Inc. v. Bryan Anesthesia, Inc., 765 S.W.2d 445 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th District] 1988, no writ) (represented anesthesia providers in case involving antitrust claims and breach of contract).