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1700 Pacific Ave.
Suite 4500
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone 214.751.7900
Fax 214.751.7888
 

Welcome John Cox!  We are pleased to announce that John C. Cox has agreed to be "of counsel" to the firm.  John has decades of experience in real estate, commercial lending, general corporate, oil and gas, and automobile dealership matters, and previously worked with Paul and Bobby at Hughes & Luce.  We are very excited to have him aboard.   

On The Dais:
On January 15, 2016, Paul Koning spoke to the Dallas Bar Association on "Commercial Litigation Financing:  What Lawyers Need to Know When Clients Ask" (with Charles Agee and Lucian Pera). 

New Appointment
On October 1, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court appointed Paul Koning to the Professional Ethics Committee, the nine-member body that issues legal ethics opinions for the State Bar of Texas.  

New Address.  We have moved.
  We are now in Suite 4500.  All other contact information remains the same.  Come visit us and enjoy our view.

We're Blushing!!  Three "Best Law Firm" Rankings for Koning Rubarts
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have just named Koning Rubarts LLP as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” (Dallas Metropolitan Region) in each of the following areas:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Real Estate.

According to Best Lawyers, their rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

On the Dais
On December 11, 2013, Paul Koning co-presented "The Top 10 Things That Get Tax Lawyers in Trouble for Malpractice," a webinar sponsored by the ABA Tax Section.

Welcome to New Partners
We are extremely pleased to announce that, effective March 1, 2013, Brent Basden has become a partner in Koning Rubarts.  Those of you who know Brent are already aware of his keen intellect, drive, creative approach to problem solving and outstanding attention to detail.  Brent retains his CPA license, and his accounting background makes him invaluable in our  many cases involving complex damages issues.  He is also a “Texas Rising Star” (as recognized by the publishers of Texas Super Lawyers), a member of current Leadership class of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and, most importantly, an all-around good guy that we want as our partner.  Brent has been with Koning Rubarts from day one, which happens to have been exactly two years ago today.

Brent joins our other new partner, Bart Wulff.  Bart is a highly regarded 35-year lawyer with a broad range of skills and career experiences too numerous to mention.  Bart also sports what is arguably the most impressive mustache in the Yale Alumni Association.  We got to know Bart at our former firm, and are very excited that we were able to convince him to join us.

We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from clients and friends over our first two years.  Thanks from all of us.

Ethics Fest 2012
On May 10, 2012, Paul Koning addressed a packed house at the Dallas Bar Association's annual Ethics Fest.  The Ethics Fest allows lawyers to fulfill their annual ethics CLE obligation in a single, three-hour session.  Mr. Koning spoke on the risks and complexities of lateral conflicts of interest. 

Best Lawyers in Dallas
In its May 2012 issue, D Magazine recognized Paul Koning as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas."
Lawyers can only appear on D Magazine's "Best Lawyers" list through peer nominations.

Koning and Basden Published in Texas Lawyer
Paul Koning and Brent Basden's article "Disqualification Doesn't Necessarily Mean Damages" appeared in the November 21, 2011 issue of Texas Lawyer.  The article discusses the conclusive presumption of confidence-sharing that applies to a conflict of interest based on a substantial relationship with a former representation, and why the conclusive presumption does not apply to a claim for damages.

Basden's a Rising Star
We are proud to annouce the Brent Basden has been recognized by the publishers of Texas Super Lawyers (Thompson Reuters Business) as a Texas Rising Star, an honor reserved for attorneys age 40 and under.  No more than 2.5% of the lawyers in Texas are named Rising Stars.  We always knew Brent was a star, but it is nice to see it announced in print! 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Paul Koning has been closing out 2011 with a flurry of speeches about legal ethics and legal malpractice.  Recent speeches include
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  • "Lateral Conflicts Illuminated," Dallas Bar Association, Legal Ethics Committee, November 9, 2011
  • "Links Between Professionalism and Legal Malpractice," Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class, October 20, 2011
  • "Malpractice Tips for the Beginning Lawyer," Dallas Bar Association, Transition to Practice Committee, September 16, 2011

Paul Koning Presents on Ethics and Malpractice Avoidance
On March 1, 2011, Paul Koning joined a distinguished panel consisting of Robert Tobey (Johnston Tobey), Jett Hanna (Texas Lawyers Insurance Exchange) and Robert Schuwerk (Robert Schuwerk, P.C.) in a live two-hour webcast presented by TexasBarCLE:  The Ethical Lawyer:  Malpractice Avoidance and Honoring the Practice of Law.  Koning and the other participants discussed a wide array of ethics and malpractice related topics, including:

  • The art of choosing clients,
  • Avoiding the conflicts of interest minefield, and
  • Common causes of malpractice claims.

A recording of the program will be available online from TexasBarCLE and will offer 2 hours of Texas ethics MCLE credit.

Koning Rubarts Opens for Business!
On February 22, 2011, Koning Rubarts LLP opened for business, initially staffed by Paul Koning, Bobby Rubarts, and Brent Basden.  The firm includes veteran trial lawyers experienced in professional liability defense, insurance recovery and counseling, and complex civil litigation.  We are ready to serve you.