Kip Petroff is not a generalist who takes all kinds of cases; for the past two decades, he has chosen to work exclusively on only a few types of cases at a time to master the law and facts of those cases.
Kip primarily focuses on helping those who have suffered from Smith & Nephew hip implant surgery. Smith & Nephew is a Tennessee company that is a U.S. puppet for Smith & Nephew companies based in Europe.
Kip Petroff has achieved success in many areas of complex personal injury litigation over the past four decades including jury verdicts involving medical devices, prescription medicines, medical biologics, aviation, and medical malpractice.
Mass torts and class actions, as well as medical malpractice and individual serious injury cases, are all in a day’s work for Kip. In the 1980’s, he took on the blood banks that were supplying HIV-tainted blood, paving the way to safer hematology practices. A decade later, his work in breast implant litigation ensured women were not the last to know about the safety of their devices. In July 1992, Petroff was part of a team that successfully represented three of the fourteen crew members in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and he played David to Wyeth’s Goliath in the late ’90’s and early 2000’s, demanding and winning justice for victims of the diet drug Fen Phen.
Kip welcomes the chance to consider helping you with your Smith & Nephew metal hip implant case. Referrals from other attorneys are also welcome.
All questions about new Smith & Nephew metal hip implant cases should be directed to Kip Petroff; please fill out the convenient online contact form.
Since receiving his law degree from Notre Dame Law School in 1983, Kip Petroff has become a nationally recognized attorney with a reputation for detailed preparation, hard work, and courtroom success. As a result of his litigation success, Kip has been recognized by his peers and in national and local print, radio, and television media.
Kip has taken dozens of cases to jury verdict throughout the State of Texas, and has argued cases in the Dallas, Corpus Christi, Texarkana, Fort Worth, and Waco Courts of Appeals. He has appeared before the Texas Supreme Court and has presented oral arguments twice in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. In 2017, Kip was lead counsel in a successful Federal Court appeal against Smith & Nephew in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Miami, Florida. Kip has also appeared as an advocate on behalf of clients in courtrooms in more than a dozen states, including Texas, Ohio, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Indiana, Michigan, Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, and the District of Columbia. Throughout the U.S., he has given speeches and made presentations to hundreds of fellow lawyers at numerous legal seminars focusing on various aspects of complex personal injury litigation.
Kip received a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 1980 and received his law degree from Notre Dame Law School in 1983.
Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law, Kip is also licensed before the Texas Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the American Association For Justice, and in 2009 was elected as a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. In a statewide survey of his legal peers published in Texas Monthly magazine, Kip has been selected as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. “Texas Super Lawyers” is a Thomson Reuters service.
Recognition By Media:
Kip has been seen on numerous national television shows, including Good Morning America, Sixty Minutes II, CNN, Burden of Proof, Frontline, and NBC Nightly News. National print media featuring Kip’s legal work includes The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, U.S.A. Today, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Lawyers Weekly USA, and many other magazines and newspapers throughout Texas.
Please see the Media Page on this web site for more information and excerpts from various newspaper and magazine articles featuring some of the news stories mentioning his work. He is also prominently featured as a Fen-Phen litigation expert in the non-fiction books, Dispensing With The Truth, by Alicia Mundy and The Money Lawyers, by Joseph Goulden.
Kip has also written book chapters about products liability in a textbook, Drug Injury: Liability, Analysis and Prevention (Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc., J. O’Donnell, editor, 2005). Kip has also written Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal (Frame House Press, Inc., 2011), an award-winning non-fiction book about mass tort litigation and the Fen Phen diet drug scandal. Battling Goliath can be purchased in hardcover or contact Kip here for your free signed copy.