Kevin Isern is a name partner with Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP. He has practiced law with the firm since 1999, focusing his practice on all aspects of complex civil litigation. Kevin has worked in the legal industry since 1991, working as a Briefing Attorney for the Fifth District Court of Appeals – Dallas for the Honorable John Whittington and the Honorable Barbara Rosenberg and working at some of the top law firms in the region for his practice areas.
Kevin’s career includes the highly publicized case Texas Beef Group, et al. v. Oprah Winfrey, et al., in which he represented members of the Texas cattle industry in a lawsuit against the talk show mogul. Kevin is proud to have represented the interests of local Amarillo-based beef and pork production companies and workers.
He is licensed to practice in Texas and Oklahoma and admitted to practice in all federal district courts for Texas and Oklahoma. He is also admitted to practice before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Kevin is one of only a select few Texas lawyers to qualify as Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – and he has maintained that designation since 1997. He is also double certified in civil and civil practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
What Kevin enjoys most about being a lawyer is it allows him to meet all types of people from all walks of life. He really gets to know each of his clients well; through building a real relationship with them, he can learn more about the situation beyond the initial facts. A self-described “people person,” Kevin takes the time to get to know everyone involved in the legal process in this way – whether it’s opposing counsel, judges, mediators, or experts. The care he puts into developing these relationships creates a professional and respectful environment within which to develop his cases. Of this approach, one opposing counsel stated, “I have tried a lawsuit against Kevin Isern and found him to be a very skilled advocate on behalf of his client. He is a very good communicator and is not the least bit afraid to try cases in court. I would gladly recommend him to others.”
Kevin is a seasoned trial lawyer who has experience at every stage of litigation, from filing lawsuits through appeals. He handles an array of litigation for businesses and individuals on both the plaintiff and defense side in Texas, Oklahoma, and across the United States. Across his career, he has represented clients in litigation involving personal injury, business law and commercial litigation, probate litigation, and more.
Kevin graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 1988. He earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1991.
Kevin has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Litigation for over 15 years – every year since 2005. He has also achieved a Distinguished Rating with legal industry stalwart Martindale-Hubbell – where at least one commenter noted that Kevin is “not only a terrific attorney but he is trustworthy.”
Kevin is a member of numerous professional associations, including the State Bar of Texas. He was selected for inclusion in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and was appointed by Commissioners Court to the Committee For the Research of a Public Defender’s Office in Potter County. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and attending First Presbyterian Church.