Kirkendall Dwyer LLP – Personal Injury Law Firm
Alexander Dwyer and Andrew Kirkendall are the founding partners of Kirkendall Dwyer LLP. Two attorneys with diverse backgrounds, they came together with a singular goal: to build a personal injury law firm that brings its clients the best results through the most personal, compassionate legal service on the market today.
Our attorneys know that personal injuries can devastate your life, no matter what form they take. Whether you have been in a motor vehicle accident or have been injured by a drug or medical device, you are not just in need of legal advice. Our attorneys will invest the time and resources to make sure you can get back on your feet. At Kirkendall Dwyer LLP, you are not just another case file.
Andrew and Alexander bring extensive experience to the firm: whether it is the courtroom or the negotiation table, you can rest assured that you have the brightest and most dedicated attorneys fighting for your rights. Our attorneys’ diversity of experience is our firm’s greatest strength. Read more about our attorneys below.
Alexander Dwyer is a seventh-generation Texan, a life-long resident of Houston, and an accomplished attorney. Alexander combines his well-honed trial skills and detailed understanding of the law to achieve successful results for his clients.
Andrew Kirkendall began his legal career at the litigation boutique McKool Smith in Dallas, where he represented a Fortune 500 company in a contract dispute, represented a CEO in an employment dispute, and advised a company regarding trademark issues.
Patrick Cowan is a personal injury lawyer located in Little Rock, Arkansas and practicing throughout the state of Arkansas. Patrick graduated from Hendrix College in 2003 with a double major in Business and Economics and in Computer Science and Mathematics.
Kevin Larmann Kevin is a fourth generation New Orleanian who has actively litigated throughout the State of Louisiana for the past 21 years. He has handled cases in every Parish of the State and all Louisiana Federal Court jurisdictions.
Josh Jacobs Josh Jacobs is a personal injury lawyer located in Kansas City, Missouri and practicing throughout the states of Kansas and Missouri in both state and federal courts. Josh was born and raised in Kansas City and is a life long Kansas City resident. Josh graduated from the University of Kansas in 2011 with a degree in economics.
Mason Johnston is the Managing Attorney of Kirkendall Dwyer’s disability division. Mason is an Arkansas native and attended the University of Arkansas for his undergraduate degree. From there, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law before being licensed in Oklahoma.
Nick was born in London, England and lived in Europe until immigrating to the United States at a young age. Immediately following high school, Nick joined the U. S. Army and attended the Infantry course at Fort Benning Georgia served the reserves for 8 years during which time he became a U.S. citizen.
Paul A. Dietrick has practiced civil trial law for over forty years, in State and Federal Courts, and Georgia Appellate Courts. Paul is a zealous advocate for the rights of those who are injured by the negligence and carelessness of others.
Roxy graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio and then attended South Texas College of Law-Houston. Since being licensed, she has worked at several law firms. As a fluent Spanish speaker, she has been an immigration attorney and criminal defense attorney.
Aja Griffin graduated from Howard University in 2007 and later received her Juris Doctor from Texas Southern University in 2011. Now practicing as a social security attorney Aja continues to passionately represent her clients in administrative law judge hearings helping to increase their chances of a favorable outcome.
Kahlil Said is an associate attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer, LLP. He was admitted to practice in the State of Texas in 2019. His primary practice areas are Personal Injury and Civil Litigation. Kahlil attended Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in Business Administration.
Andrew G. Toennies has more than 28 years of litigation experience representing individuals and businesses in a variety of legal matters. He focuses his practices in the areas of personal injury, workers' compensation, premises liability, commercial litigation, real estate and professional negligence. He has significant trial experience as he has tried more than 40 jury trials in Illinois and Missouri.
Daniel is a lifelong Mississippian who has actively litigated throughout the State of Mississippi. He has litigated cases to verdict in both state and federal courts in Mississippi. Daniel has successfully argued multiple cases before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and subsequently obtained favorable outcomes and jury verdicts for his clients.
Erin Wood is an attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer in the Dallas office. Erin focuses her practice on product liability and toxic torts, specifically medical device, drug, and cancer litigation. Erin earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in Plan II Honors, Business Honors, and obtained her master’s in Professional Accounting. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law.
Michael Burns graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 and later received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2013 before being licensed in Oklahoma. Michael has a diversified legal career working as a plaintiff’s attorney, medical malpractice defense attorney, social security disability attorney and as an oil and gas attorney throughout Oklahoma and Texas. Michael has handled a large variety of cases ranging from basic contract disputes to catastrophic injuries.
Doug Elliott has nearly 28 years of experience representing clients hurt by the fault of others. He has practiced law throughout the state of Oklahoma, and has tried multiple jury trials as well as an extensive motion practice. Doug has significant experience in wrongful death and catastrophic injury litigation arising from vehicular accidents and premises liability, as well as experience in breach of fiduciary duty actions arising out of personal injury UM/UIM coverage.
Taylor Wallner is a personal injury lawyer located in Oklahoma City, OK and practicing throughout the state of Oklahoma. Taylor is originally from Fayetteville, AR and received his undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from Arkansas Tech University where he was a 4-year letterman on the golf team. In 2014 Taylor received his Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law. While in law school, Taylor interned for Congressman Steve Womack in Washington, D.C.
Justin Winn is a magna cum laude graduate of the Washington University School of Law and was an Executive Notes Editor of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri. He is a member of the Missouri State Bar and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. His primary practice areas are personal injury and civil litigation.
Kelley Owens is an attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer in the product liability and toxic torts division. Kelley attended the University of Maryland School of Law where she served on the Moot Court Board and graduated with a Certificate in Healthcare Law. Before joining the firm, Kelley worked as Corporate Counsel for ARCHER Systems, LLC where she helped facilitate the settlement of some of the largest pharmaceutical mass tort litigation in the country. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland and Texas.