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Kip Petroff is a lawyer located in Dallas, TX. He is currently focusing on representing people injured by Smith & Nephew hip implants.

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Kip Petroff In The Media

In relation to his work as an attorney, Kip Petroff is prominently featured in many books, newspapers, magazines, press articles and television programs around the country. He has also published his own book, Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal, about the Fen-Phen legal battle.
Below is a compilation of a few of the books, television shows,  newspapers and magazines in which Kip has been featured.
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Attorney Kip Petroff Featured in The Book Texas Justice
Attorney Kip Petroff Featured in The Book "Texas Justice"

Battling Goliath by Kip Petroff & Suzi Zimmerman Petroff (Fall 2011)

Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal, written by Kip Petroff and Suzi Zimmerman Petroff

Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal is non-fiction book, written by Kip Petroff and Suzi Zimmerman Petroff, which tells the personal journey of attorney Kip Petroff who passionately led the charge against the makers of Fen-Phen in courtrooms across the country despite the toll on his personal and professional life.

His aggressive strategy resulted in the first verdict, a historic award that ultimately led to a $4 billion nationwide settlement. But the corruption that followed would test his early commitment to bring justice to the drugs’ victims. The massive class action would drag on for more than a decade, spawning a host of shadowy back-room pacts, threats, allegations, and deceit.

Read more about Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal at the book’s web site: www.battlinggoliath.com

The Money Lawyers: The No-Holds-Barred World Of Today’s Richest And Most Powerful Lawyers

Attorney Kip Petroff Featured In The Book: The Money Lawyers: The No-Holds-Barred World Of Today's Richest And Most Powerful Lawyers

Attorney Kip Petroff Featured In The Book: The Money Lawyers: The No-Holds-Barred World Of Today’s Richest And Most Powerful Lawyers

by Joseph C. Goulden (2006, Truman Talley Books; St. Martin’s Press).

A non-fiction book by Joseph C. Goulden (2006, Truman Talley Books; St. Martin’s Press). This enthralling book depicts the sagas of some of today’s most powerful plaintiff’s lawyers.
Kip Petroff is prominently featured in Chapter 4: The Diet Pill Wars: Meet the Class Action Club (p. 174-243) . . .

“Two factors make Petroff sui generis. First was the audacity with which he went after the manufacturers, and the damning evidence that he rooted from their files, and from their executives’ mouths on deposition, at the very early stage of the litigation. Within the space of a very few months Petroff established himself as arguably the major player in the Fen-Phen saga. . . . Second, Petroff was the first lawyer to actually try a Fen-Phen case ‘to verdict’ – that is, to convince a jury that a manufacturer had marketed a product that caused harm to someone, and to win an award. It was twenty three million three hundred thousand dollars.” (p. 176)

{Twenty million dollars of this verdict was for punitive damages and three million three hundred thousand dollars was awarded for pain and suffering and medical expenses. The client’s alleged damages were for injury to her aortic and mitral heart valves. The client did not actually receive any money after the initial verdict. Due largely to the uncertainty of this verdict being upheld on appeal, the client settled her case on September 30, 1999, before a Judgment was entered on the verdict. On that date, the client settled her case for one million nine hundred ninety seven dollars plus Court Costs in the amount of eleven thousand four hundred eighty five dollars. Attorney’s fees in the amount of seven hundred ninety eight thousand eight hundred dollars and litigation expenses in the amount of one hundred sixty five thousand eight hundred twenty nine dollars were withheld from the settlement. Therefore, the client received one million forty three thousand eight hundred and fifty six dollars as a result of the settlement}.

Texas Justice: The Legacy of Historical Courthouses

Attorney Kip Petroff Featured in The Book "Texas Justice: The Legacy of Historical Courthouses"

Attorney Kip Petroff Featured in The Book “Texas Justice: The Legacy of Historical Courthouses”

by Martana (Hardcover – November 2004)

Attorney Kip Petroff Featured in The Book "Texas Justice: The Legacy of Historical Courthouses"

Attorney Kip Petroff Featured in The Book “Texas Justice: The Legacy of Historical Courthouses”

Kip Petroff tells the tale of “David vs. Goliath: The First Fen-Phen Case Ever Tried.” (p. 212)

“Mr. Kip Petroff, along with his partner, Robert Kisselburgh, tried the very first individual Fen-Phen “test case” in U.S. history. At the trial there were two lawyers, including Mr. Petroff, representing the plaintiff, versus nineteen lawyers representing the drug company at various times throughout the case.”

Kip Petroff has appeared on numerous television programs to discuss Fen-Phen. In addition to the highlighted television programs below, Frontline and 60 Minutes II, Kip Petroff had also appeared on Good Morning America, The Evening News with Dan Rather, Burden of Proof, CNN and Fox News to discuss Fen-Phen.

60Kip Petroff appeared on 60 Minutes II to discuss the Fen Phen issues. Minutes II: The Fen Phen Files.

Produced by Chris Riback.

 

Kip Petroff appeared on 60 Minutes II to discuss the Fen Phen issues.

Frontline Program: “Dangerous Prescription”

Click here to view the complete Frontline Program “Dangerous Prescriptions” or click the images below to view segments with Kip Petroff.

Complete transcript of this “Dangerous Prescription” Frontline episode can be viewed here.

"The Fen Phen Tragedy" Segment with Kip Petroff From the Frontline Program "Dangerous Prescriptions"

“The Fen Phen Tragedy” Segment with Kip Petroff From the Frontline Program “Dangerous Prescriptions”


"The Baycol Story" Segment with Kip Petroff From the Frontline Program "Dangerous Prescriptions"

“The Baycol Story” Segment with Kip Petroff From the Frontline Program “Dangerous Prescriptions”

Kip Petroff has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines and articles.

 

  • Ohio.com – Akron Beacon Journal Online: January 29, 2012
    Book Talk: Inside the fen-phen diet drug lawsuit (pdf opens in a new window)
    by Barbara McIntyre
    Or view at http://www.ohio.com
  • Huffington Post: January 24, 2012
    Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal (pdf opens in a new window)
    by Jenny Block
    Or view at http://www.huffingtonpost.com
  • Preston Hollow Advocate: December 21, 2011
    Writer in residence: Kip Petroff (pdf opens in a new window)
    by Emily Toman
    Or view at http://prestonhollow.advocatemag.com
  • WhiteRockLakeWeekly.com: December 7, 2011
    Local lawyer takes on ‘Goliath’ (pdf opens in a new window)
    by Martha Tiller
  • CandysDirt.com: December 2, 2011
    When Housing Makes You Sick – Kip Petroff’s Battling Goliath: Inside A $22 Billion Legal Scandal
    Or view at CandysDirt.com
  • Dallas Morning News: November 19, 2011
    Fen-phen legal pugilist pays it forward (pdf opens in a new window)
    by Cheryl Hall
    Or view at DallasNews.com
  • D CEO: November 2011 issue CEO Bookshelf

    D CEO: November 2011 issue CEO Bookshelf

    D CEO: November 2011 issue
    CEO Bookshelf (pdf opens in a new window)
    by Glenn Hunter

  • Akron Legal News: September 22, 2011
    Author shines a bright light on an infamous class action lawsuit
    (pdf opens in a new window)
    by SHERRY KARABIN, Legal News Reporter
    Or view at AkronLegalNews.com
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America: July, 2001
    Keep Our Families Safe: Consumer News For Families ~ An Inside Look At The Tragedy of Fen-Phen
    (article about the book Dispensing With The Truth by Alicia Mundy)
  • Time Magazine: June 04, 2001
    Bitter Pills, Bad Medicine
  • D Magazine: May 2001
    How The Best Lawyers Stack Up
    by Brenda Sapino Jeffreys
  • Texas Lawyer: December 20, 1999
    Leaders of the Fen-Phen Pack
  • The Los Angeles Times: October 8, 1999
    Four Billion Eighty Three Million Offered To Settle Fen-Phen Claims; American Home Products Will Compensate Thousands Of Patients Who May Have Suffered Heart Damage
  • Texas Lawyer: October 8, 1999
    Fen-Phen Fight Has Just Begun Plaintiffs Lawyers Say Verdict Sets Market Rate
  • Facts on File: September 30, 1999
    Jury Awards [money] in Fen/Phen Suit
  • Texas Monthly: May, 1999 Ardor in the Court

    Texas Monthly: May, 1999 Ardor in the Court

    The Wall Street Journal:
    Interactive (online) Edition, September 28, 1999
    American Home Seeks Settlement As Holes in Fen-Phen Defense Show

  • Lawyers Weekly USA: September 6, 1999
    …Fen-Phen Verdict May Open Doors to Bigger Settlements
  • The Dallas Morning News: August 14, 1999
    One Day at a Time ~ Victor in Fen-Phen lawsuit says she would trade money for health
  • Houston Chronicle: August 7, 1999
    …Fen-Phen case
  • The New York Times: August 7, 1999
    Suit Against Maker of Diet Drug
  • The Dallas Morning News: August 7, 1999
    Fen-Phen suit jury awards [money] to E. Texan ~ Drug company vows to appeal the decision
  • U.S. News & World Report: February 15, 1999 Weight-loss Wars - A spate of deaths and a raft of lawsuits over diet drugs

    U.S. News & World Report: February 15, 1999 Weight-loss Wars – A spate of deaths and a raft of lawsuits over diet drugs

    The Dallas Morning News: August, 1999
    American Home to pay substantially lower sum

  • Canton Herald: August, 1999
    Twenty three million three hundred thousand Dollars awarded in local ‘Fen-Phen’ case
  • Canton Herald: August, 1999
    Lovett says she was ‘surprised’ by verdict
  • Texas Monthly: May, 1999
    Ardor in the Court

    (link opens pdf in a new window)
  • U.S. News & World Report: February 15, 1999
    Weight-loss Wars – A spate of deaths and a raft of lawsuits over diet drugs
    (link opens pdf in a new window), article by Alicia Mundy
  • Associated Press: Dallas, February 12, 1999
    Lawyers sue diet drug company
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