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Craig K. Hemphill


713-240-6300 Phone

888-422-2141 Fax

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Craig Kyle Hemphill is the firm’s Managing Legal Counsel.

Mr. Hemphill manages CKH Legal’s day-to-day operations and commits to the core practice of Corporate Transactions and Complex Commercial/Business Litigation matters. His noted competencies are in the areas of construction law transactions and litigation, business litigation and commercial disputes, and any level of contract deals and transactional structures.

Mr. Hemphill assists international corporations outside and inside the United States. He is well known as a diverse and skilled lawyer throughout The Americas, Europe, The Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

Panels, Presentations and Speeches

  • “New Business, Advanced Small Business: Why a Corporate Legal Department is Right for Your Entity,” (Spring 2012), Presented as a Panelist of the 2012 “P.L.A.N. Seminar,” Amenity Financial Services, January 21, 2012, Dallas, Texas
  • Invited Participant in the “Foundation for Research on Economics & the Environment (FREE)-2011 Conference: Human and Environmental Health: Social Justice Implications. A Program for Religious Leaders and Others Interested in Communication and Outreach,” August 1-5, 2011, Gallatin Gateway, Montana
  • Invited Participant in the “Foundation for Research on Economics & the Environment (FREE)-2010 Conference: Our Environment: Economics, Ecology, & Ethics. A Program for U.S. Supreme Court Justices, Law Professors, Seminary Professors and Religious Leaders,” September 13-17, 2010, Big Sky, Montana
  • “Corporate Misconduct: Examining Government Intervention, Market Solutions and Alternative Deterrents through Ethics Pedagogy (A Legal and Economic Analysis of Corporate Scandals and the Effectiveness of Various Remedial Approaches)” (Summer 2007), Presented at the 2007 Inaugural Texas Junior Legal Scholars Conference, August 10-11th, 2007, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas)
  • “Contract Litigation Prevention,” Construction Law Litigation Series, City of Houston, Texas Bar CLE, (Spring 2006)
  • Developed and Coordinated lecture “Ethical Decision Making and Corporate Governance and Culture,” Presented by the Honorable Bill White, Mayor of the City of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas (Fall 2005)
  • Coordinated and Developed “Design-Build Contract Guide,” City of Houston Legal Department, Faegre & Benson LLP, Texas Bar CLE, Houston, Texas  (Fall 2005)
  • “Construction Review,” Drafting Construction Contracts 101, City of Houston, Texas Bar CLE, Houston, Texas (Spring 2005)
  • “A Foray into Removal,” Advanced Personal Injury Law Course Sponsored by the Texas Bar CLE, Houston, Texas (Spring 2001)
  • “Construction Review,” Year in Construction Law Review, Faegre & Benson LLP, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Spring 2000)

Awards and Honors

B’nai B’rith Award in Social Ethics for scholarly competence in the field of social ethics and personal commitment to social causes (May 2009)

Scholarship Recipient of the 2008 X. International Bonhoeffer Congress, Czech Agricultural University, Prague, Czech Republic (July 2008)

American Jurisprudence Award

  • Administrative Law, 1999
  • Advanced Criminal Law, 1999
  • Federal Jurisdiction, 1999
  • Appellate Litigation, 1998
  • Consumer Rights, 1998
  • Trial Simulation, 1998
  • Constitutional Law, 1997

Scholarly Recognition

  • National Dean’s List, 2007
  • National Law School Dean’s List, 2001
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Recognition of Scholarship Award, 1999
  • West Publishing Company’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement for all three years of law school, 1999
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law Dean’s List, 1997-1999
  • Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Recognition Award, 1989

Teaching Assistantships

  • Lectured first-year law students in Torts and Constitutional Law, 1998-1999