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Attorney Kemp W. Gorthey

Welcome to The Gorthey Law Firm

Law practice serving the Austin area since 1984, specializing in representing individuals and businesses in civil litigation.

Kemp Gorthey's Background and Practice

I grew up in Texas. I went to undergraduate and law school at the University of Texas at Austin. I graduated from the University of Texas in 1975, and from the University of Texas School of Law in 1978.

I have been practicing law continuously since 1978. I have been practicing in Austin since 1984.

After I graduated from law school, I worked with major Texas law firms. I was the shareholder in charge of the litigation section of the Austin office of the Winstead firm when I left to go into practice on my own as a sole practitioner. I have been practicing as a sole practitioner for the past 20 years and now practice with my colleague, Kendall Bryant.

Most all of my cases are against lawyers from large law firms. I know how to represent clients against them skillfully and efficiently. I have been doing it successfully for over 30 years.

When you are my client, you will get the knowledge, skill and experience of a seasoned litigation attorney with a major Texas law firm, but with a one-on-one personal relationship.

Many of my clients have become my best friends. My track record and reputation for excellence in Austin has grown out of my dedication to building long-lasting client relationships.

Peer Rating

I am rated "AV" by the Martindale Hubbell peer review ratings for ethical standards and legal ability. These ratings are awarded only to lawyers that have "reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity".

Practice Philosophy

Litigation can be a very difficult experience, personally and financially. If we are your lawyers, we will do everything we can to make the experience as easy as possible. We will be accessible and available to you whenever needed. We pride ourselves on one-on-one relationships with clients. We understand that many clients cannot afford protracted litigation, so we will evaluate your case with cost in mind and with a view toward getting to a solution as expeditiously as possible, including through early settlement negotiations and mediation. If, however, there is no alternative to litigation, we will represent your interests aggressively, and have the experience to do so. We handle cases on an hourly fee basis, contingency fee, or other alternative fee basis.

Kendall Bryant's Background and Practice

Attorney Kendall Bryant

I grew up in Oklahoma and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oklahoma where I majored in Accounting. I attended the University of Oklahoma School of Law where I was on the Dean's Honor Roll and participated in VITA, a program where I completed income tax returns for persons in need. After graduation, I moved to Austin, where I have been practicing continuously since 2009 with a focus on civil litigation. I have represented business owners in a variety of industries and types of disputes, both as plaintiffs and defendants.

I have tried many cases to judgment and have frequently represented clients through the appeals process. I also have experience with creditors' rights and debt collection including bank garnishments, writs of attachment, and other post-judgment remedies.

The Gorthey Law Firm

I am a member of State Bar of Texas, Consumer and Commercial Law Section, the Austin Bar Association, the Austin Young Lawyers Association, and Preservation Austin and Inherit Austin. I am also involved with Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, where I have provided pro bono legal services on family law matters.

I am admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States District Court – Western District of Texas, and the United States Tax Court.

Our Office

Our office (pictured) is a 100-year-old house two blocks from the Travis County Courthouse, with easy parking and a relaxed atmosphere and working environment.

Competitive Fee Structure • Flexible Office Hours

The Gorthey Law Firm
604 West 12th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Fax: (512) 479-6417

Contact Kemp Gorthey:
Direct Line: (512) 236-8007
Email: kemp@gortheylaw.com

Contact Kendall Bryant:
Direct Line: (512) 580-2858
Email: kendall@gortheylaw.com