May 2015 – Mr. Kittelson successfully defeated a $1 million claim in an American Arbitration Association proceeding.
March 2015 – Mr. Kittelson won a summary judgment concerning record title for working interests covering 18 producing wells on a 110 acre lease.
February 2014 – Mr. Kittelson successfully negotiated a $2.5 million oil & gas settlement concerning the dispute of working interests regarding multiple producing and undeveloped leases.
September 2013 – Mr. Kittelson successfully defeated a substantial ORRI claim by bench trial.
June 2012 – Mr. Kittelson won a take nothing judgment representing an oil & gas broker in a FINRA arbitration case.
August 2011 – Mr. Kittelson successfully defeated a class action royalty suit by summary judgment.
Playoff Corporation, Donruss Playoff, L.P., Donruss LLC, and Powell v. Blackwell, 300 S.W.3d 451 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2009, pet. denied) – JNOV setting aside $8 million jury verdict in favor of employee. Mr. Kittelson successfully defended the employer at trial and through the appeal. The Fort Worth Court of Appeals upheld the trial court in ruling that an employee’s oral bonus due on termination agreement was too indefinite to enforce as a matter of law.
Mr. Kittelson represented an oil company in the disposition of $30 million of oil and gas assets in Central and East Texas. The sale was contingent on securing the agreement of 222 creditors, release of 38 mechanic liens, and settlement of more than 12 lawsuits. Mr. Kittelson accomplished all of these tasks without the assistance of co-counsel.
Lewis v. Dallas Soundstage, Inc., 167 S.W.3d 906 (Tex. App.-Dallas 2005, no pet.) – ADA suit involving a public tour of a commercial real estate facility. Mr. Kittelson successfully defended the Las Colinas Studios at the trial and appellate level against multiple Plaintiffs claiming the tour did not comply with the American with Disabilities Act.
In re Sun Communications, Inc., 86 S.W.3d 313 (Tex. App.-Austin 2002, no pet.) – Enforcement of an agreement to arbitrate.
2001 – Mr. Kittelson and co-counsel were awarded attorneys’ fees for conferring substantial benefits to a publicly traded corporation in connection with the review of $1.5 billion in related party transactions with more than 80 attorneys and accountants in opposition.
1999 – Mr. Kittelson and co-counsel were awarded $2.1 million in attorneys’ fees by a Dallas county jury based on the results obtained for the client. Through injunctive relief, summary judgment, and receivership, Mr. Kittelson and co-counsel procured the judicial dissolution of two Texas limited liability companies, and trapped $21 million in sales proceeds during the pendency of the case through to settlement.
Trammell Crow Co. v. Harkinson, 944 S.W.2d 631 (Tex.1997) – This is a Texas Supreme Court landmark case holding that there is no exception to the written agreement requirement for real estate brokers to collect a commission.
Wiman v. Tomaszewicz, 877 S.W.2d 1 (Tex. App.–Dallas 1994, no writ) – Application of statute of limitations to enforcement of a guaranty following foreclosure.