Kenneth F. Sheets
Direct and fax: 214.231.3247
Current Scope of Practice
Kenneth Sheets’ practice focuses on defending parties involved in civil litigation. He has successfully represented individuals and businesses in lawsuits involving construction defects, products liability, premises liability, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, and commercial vehicle accidents.
Prior to joining Payne & Blanchard in 2008, Kenneth served as a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps. While on active duty, Kenneth had a diverse practice that included consumer protection law, family law, and military justice. In 2007 and 2008, Kenneth deployed to Iraq and served as the Battalion Judge Advocate for Second Reconnaissance Battalion.
- University of Texas at Arlington, B.A., 2001
- Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2004
- Admitted, State Bar of Texas, 2004
- Admitted, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
- Texas Association of Defense Counsel
- Personal Injury Defense
- Special Investigations
- Premises Liability Litigation
- Construction Defects Litigation
- Commercial Auto and Trucking Litigation
- Personal Lines Auto Litigation
- Wrongful Death Litigation
Representative Litigation Matters
- Insurance defense of personal injury lawsuits related to motor vehicle accidents.
- Defense of international shipping companies in case involving missing and damaged property.
- Defense of contractors and subcontractors in construction defect litigation and arbitration, including electrical, masonry, structural steel, framing, plumbing, concrete, waterproofing, HVAC and roofing.
- Representation of national retail chains in premises liability lawsuits.
- Defense of suits brought under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act.
- Assist insurance companies in investigating situations involving potential fraud, insurance fraud, improper billing practices.
In 2010, Kenneth was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. For three terms (2011-2017) he represented the communities of East Dallas, South Garland, and Mesquite. During his time in the Texas House, Kenneth served on a number of committees including the Committee on Insurance, the Committee on the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, and the Committee on Small Business & Economic Development. For his service to the State of Texas, Kenneth has been recognized by several organizations, including the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, the Texas Municipal Police Association, Texas Association of Business, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the Texas Humane Legislative Network, the Texas Civil Justice League, and Texans for Lawsuit Reform.
Over the years, Kenneth has been actively involved in various community, church, and professional organizations.
Kenneth and his family are parishioners at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish in East Dallas.