Kevin A. Teters

Kevin A. Teters


Kevin A. Teters is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. Mr. Teters focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters, representing hospitality, real estate, construction and other businesses in a broad range of disputes, including breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, workplace injuries, commercial collections, consumer financial services, breaches of fiduciary duties, construction liens, evictions and vendor disagreements. He is an experienced litigator in federal and state employment agreement matters regarding non-competition, non-solicitation, non-interference, confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses.

In addition, Mr. Teters has authored numerous successful appellate briefs to the Texas Courts of Appeal in various mortgage lending and breach of employment agreement actions. He also regularly handles case dispositive briefings, researches nuanced legal issues, and counsels on complex motions and briefs such as motions to recuse and mandamus briefs.

Representative Experience

  • Employment Litigation: As a member of a multilawyer team, obtained a guilty verdict against all defendants and a 100 percent damages award for one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the United States during a week-and-a-half long federal jury trial involving its claims against two former employees and a competitor for theft of trade secrets, violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, harmful access by computer, conversion, violations of the Texas Theft Liability Act, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, and aiding and abetting
  • Hospitality Litigation: Representation of hospitality clients in matters involving breach of contract, evictions, theft of trade secrets, promissory estoppel, suits on sworn account, disputes with vendors, abandonment of property and guest complaints
  • Appellate: Lead draftsperson on numerous appellate briefs to the Texas Courts of Appeal in various breach of employment agreement and mortgage lending actions, including three successful petitions for writs of mandamus
  • Employment Litigation: Lead associate representing national temporary medical staffing company in multimillion dollar action against competitor and 11 former executives and employees involving claims for breach of non-competition, non-disclosure, non-solicitation and non-interference contract provisions, as well as theft of trade secrets, conversion, tortious interference, violations of the Texas Theft Liability Act, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting
  • Employment and Mortgage Litigation: Lead draftsperson on more than a dozen motions for summary judgment in various breach of employment agreement and mortgage lending actions
  • Employment and Mortgage Litigation: First chair representation of clients in three depositions, as well as second chair representation in six others, for various breach of employment agreement and mortgage lending actions
  • Consumer Finance Litigation: Representation of residential mortgage lenders/servicers in consumer finance matters involving disputes regarding the Fair Debt Collections Practice Act (FDCPA); Texas Debt Collection Act (TDCA); Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA); unfair trade practice statutes; common law unreasonable collection efforts; fraud; fraudulent misrepresentation; promissory estoppel; pooling and servicing agreement violations; failed loan modification efforts; predatory lending; violations of home equity lending laws and reverse mortgage regulations; and other causes of action typically brought in mortgage litigation and debt collection matters
  • General Litigation: Representation of clients in various industries in matters involving product defects, workplace injuries, commercial collections, confirmation of bankruptcy plans, construction liens and contract disputes


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., honors
  • Texas A&M University, BBA, Business Administration, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2022
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020
  • Editor, SMU Law Review, 2010-2012
  • Southern Methodist University Barristers, 2010-2012
  • Most Outstanding Member of Class, Southern Methodist University, 2010


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