Kevin Kneupper's Site


Current Position: Attorney at McKool Smith, focusing on patent litigation and general commercial litigation.

Experience: Have represented clients such as Rambus, Inc. and Versata, Inc. / Trilogy, Inc. as plaintiffs in various patent lawsuits. Have taken or defended numerous depositions, drafted briefs on issues ranging from summary judgment to discovery disputes, argued motions in court, and managed discrete aspects of litigation such as the preparation of trial exhibit lists, privilege logs, and management of overall document review efforts. Attended three jury trials as a member of trial team, with responsibility for preparation for direct / cross-examination of witnesses.

Previous Positions: Law clerk for Judge James L. Dennis, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Drafted opinions on a variety of subjects, from criminal law to civil litigation to immigration. Recognized for contributions by name in en banc Fifth Circuit death penalty opinion, Nelson v. Quarterman, 472 F.3d 287, 316 n.1 (5th Cir. 2006) (Dennis, J., concurring).


University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2005: Graduated with High Honors; Keeper of the Peregrinus, Chancellor's Society; ABA Moot Court Team; Texas Law Review; Dean's Achievement Award for Highest Grades in Civil Procedure, Property, Criminal Law, and Torts.

Wake Forest University, B.A., 2003: National Merit Scholar, Debate Team.


Disc golf, travel, reading, video games, and (apparently) engaging in elaborate conspiracies involving Israeli special forces, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Australian telephone company.

How to Succeed in Law School - A series of posts from my old blog, preserved here, about how you can do well if you're about to start law school.

In the Wadi Rum desert.

In Jordan.

Above Machu Picchu after a long climb.