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KC Ashmore has strived to provide every client the highest level of service, whatever and whenever their needs arise. KC is proud to serve our community in a number of ways, but chiefly as a volunteer in the Rockwall Bar Association’s Board of Directors, as a former 3 time chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Home Project, benefiting Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, as a volunteer builder/coordinator for Habitat’s project in Terrell, Texas, as an officer in the DFW-South Texas College of Law Alumni Association, and working with Veteran’s history groups in Dallas and Rockwall Counties.
KC has served a variety of individuals, businesses, designers, corporations, employers, and manufacturers in all kinds of litigation matters, including criminal matters, assault family violence cases, family disputes, wills and estate matters, complex white collar criminal matters, and all forms of business contract disputes (including agreements related to non-competes, non-solicitation, misappropriation of trade secrets, theft/conversion of trade secrets, product liability, business divorce/dissolution, shareholder oppression, contractor rights on public and private projects, creditors rights in Bankruptcy, municipal contracts, seizure of property and foreclosures, etc. KC has had the privilege to represent individuals and owners of companies in the rotationally molded plastics industry, automotive and heavy truck manufacturing, marine, power generation, HVAC, diesel, fluid engineering and control, and petrochemical fields.
KC has extensive experience and has achieved favorable results for clients as an advocate briefing and arguing innovative points of law, including jurisdictional challenges, defending clients accused of serious offenses that threaten their liberty, as well as due process matters (Equitable Bill of Review/Restricted Appeal), discovery disputes, summary judgment practice, evidentiary and expert challenges, trial briefs and appeals, third party liability claims, as well as comprehensive investigation and deposition experience, including taking and defending complex fact, expert, party and non-party witness depositions in multi-party litigation.
KC has experience prosecuting and defending various industrial, plastics (roto-mold, or rotationally molded plastics, as well as other plastic manufacturers), automotive, heavy equipment machinery manufacturers, etc., in contract disputes as well as representing individuals in component part product-liability and other claims. KC’s experience in these contract and tort claims (property damage, personal injury, and wrongful death cases) has included nationwide participation in the discovery process, voluminous document inspections/productions, product/site inspections, discovery matters and disputes, etc. KC also has experience in manufacturing plant negligence cases brought by contractors, as well as employment related matters.
KC had the distinction to serve two terms as a Judicial Clerk on one of Texas’ highest appellate courts, The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. At the Court, KC’s duties included analyzing voluminous appeals, including capital crimes, for constitutional error, researching/drafting court and scholarly memoranda regarding complex legal issues ranging from search and seizure, lesser included offenses, actual innocence claims, capital punishment, constitutional derivations from Miranda laws, jury selection, and punishment enhancements.
KC also had the privilege to serve as a law clerk at Texas’ 165th Civil District Court, managing the court’s dispositive motion docket and briefing each and every issue where relief was sought as a matter of law, developing a uniform briefing process, and memorializing rulings on specific issues to increase efficiency and conserve judicial resources.
KC is a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Search and Rescue, Semper Paratus 1992-96.
KC Ashmore is married and lives in Rockwall, Texas with his wife and children, and enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, motorcycling, and supporting his community through Habitat for Humanity building projects and other endeavors.
When you are involved in either a civil or criminal case, Jennifer knows that the unknown is scary and you need someone to guide you through the claim. Jennifer’s mission is to work with you during your case so that you understand what is happening and you are able to navigate through unknown waters. The goal is always the same – to get you and your family the best result.
Jennifer has over 15 years of litigation experience. She has represented people and families that have been injured in car accidents, slip and falls victims, and employee injuries. Jennifer has represented victims of personal injury matters and defended companies and insurance companies. Why is this important? Jennifer has a unique perspective and is able to better navigate claims because she understands how both sides of the claim process works. This makes her a more valuable asset for your personal injury case.
Jennifer has handled the following types of claims: trucking fatality accidents, car accidents, employees that have been hurt, employers defending an employee injury, slips and falls injuries at home and at stores, and misdemeanor and felony criminal defense cases. Further, she has traveled all over Texas representing clients with litigation matters including jury trials and arbitrations.
As part of her practice, Jennifer has had the privilege and honor of representing: individual victims, fortune 500 companies, trucking companies and drivers, apartment complexes, food production companies, restaurants, retailers, grocery stores, business owners, insurance companies, third party administrators, and waste and recycling providers. Jennifer has also successfully brought her negotiation and litigation skills to the firm’s criminal defense practice, and has favorably resolved a number of cases, especially those revolving around violations of the Transportation Code and alcohol-related driving offenses (driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, driving while intoxicated, etc.).
Jennifer believes in giving back to the community through service. She is the President of the Board of Directors (2020-2021) for Lone Star CASA, which is a non-profit organization working with children in foster care in Rockwall and Kaufman counties. She has also represented clients for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. She is a member of Rockwall Women in Business and the Chamber of Commerce.
Jennifer is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is licensed in all four of the federal districts of Texas. Jennifer is a graduate of Texas State University and Texas A&M University School of Law.
Finally, Jennifer’s favorite role is that of being mom to her two boys. She and KC are building their roots in the Rockwall community and are proud to raise their family here.
When she is not practicing law, Jennifer enjoys lake time, running, and travel. Jennifer proudly rocks her purple hair and enjoys her time as the #prplesq (Purple Esquire).
After 24 years of active service in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, Brad Johnson retired as a Chief Petty Officer and resumed the pursuit of his childhood goal, a career in law. Beginning as a legal assistant in Dallas, he attended evening classes at SMU’s Dedman School of Law and graduated in 2008. Knowing that he intended to focus his practice on family law, he concentrated his studies in that area as much as possible, serving as the President of the Student Family Law Association and liaison to the Dallas Bar Association’s Family Law Section during his last year of school. He and his partner won the Jackson Walker Moot Court competition during his first year of law school, and he and his partner were regional finalists in the Client Counseling competition during his third year.
Brad’s practice has focused primarily on family law since being licensed, working as a solo practitioner, an of-counsel role with several local attorneys, and as an associate at a law firm. Recognizing that clients seeking help in family law are almost always experiencing significant emotional and psychological stress, he sees his role as one who can work to make a difficult time as easy and simple as possible for his clients. Recognizing that sometimes “easy and simple” are not possible when other parties are not cooperative, he is also ready to resolutely represent his clients’ interests in the courtroom when agreement cannot be reached any other way.
Brad also has a strong sense of responsibility to the community, serving as a Vice-Chair on the Dallas Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Committee, collaborating on writing the case used state-wide every year and helping to run the local, regional and state tournaments. He also serves on the Dallas Bar Home Project Committee, funding and building an entire house every year in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. He has worked in the North West Legal Aid of Texas intake clinic in Garland for the last 10 years, and was named the Outstanding Volunteer from that clinic in 2012 and again in 2017.
Dave Mallard has 40 years of civil and trial practice, a robust background of legal experience in law and business helping clients navigate through complex challenges and new endeavors. He has helped resolve a a wide range of legal matters for clients from individuals to large companies. As a mediator, Mr. Mallard has earned a reputation for fairness, flexibility, creativity, patience, and unique interpersonal skills.
Since 1978, Mr. Mallard’s areas of emphasis are:
Business Law and Litigation, Banking Disputes, Creditor/Debtor Relations, Collections and Foreclosures, Real Estate Law and Litigation, Property Disputes, Divorce and Family Law, Probate and Estate Planning and Litigation, General Civil and Commercial Litigation, Municipal and Quasi-Governmental Entities, and FULL MEDIATION Services.
Joseph Craddock graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2018. Joseph won best speaker in the Jackson-Walker Moot Court Competition and competed in the National Mock Trial competition. A passionate speaker, much of his extracurricular time in school was spent on oral advocacy. Joseph was an avid participant in the SMU Civil/Consumer Clinic where he advised and represented multiple clients in matters ranging from landlord/tenant disputes to state agency hearings.
Before his law career, Joseph graduated from the University of Oklahoma earning a degree in both Finance and Energy Management. Joseph held a career as a Landman working in the oil and gas field for two years. After graduation from Dedman School of Law, he became a Project Manager and Team Leader in the oil and gas industry where he served to validate title to and oversee multi-million dollar trades of land and mineral rights between both individual owners and large independent oil and gas companies. Having gained extensive knowledge of wills, trusts, and estates in this line of work, he now utilizes these skills to help individuals plan and prepare for the future by assisting clients with estate planning.
Yianna graduated from The University of North Texas Dallas College of Law in 2020. While there she excelled in Business Associations, Secured Transactions and Family Law. She was/am a member of the prestigious Phi Delta Phi and made Dean's List. Yianna was a member of the Dallas Bar Association all three years of law school and still serve as a member today. She was a member of the Women in Law Student Association and served as a board member for the American Constitutional Society. During her third year of school, she earned her student bar card and was able to represent numerous members of the Dallas community through our Community Lawyering Center and through the Dallas Public Defender's office. Yianna also assisted with the Dallas County Expunction Expo and was able to assist the members of her community by having prior eligible criminal charges expunged from their record.
Before law school, she graduated from the University of Texas Dallas where she earned my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree in the fall of 2014. While at UTD, she served as a member of the John Marshall Pre-Law Society and won second place in the Supreme Court Justice competition. she focused my decree on political science and took every law class provided by UTD including Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law and Business Law which set the foundation for her first year of law school.