Our Dallas Office

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 224626
Dallas, Texas 75222

Physical address:
2223 W Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75208

214.946.8000 phone
214.946.8433 fax

Our Houston Office

1005 Heights Ave
Houston TX 77008

713.529.0048 phone
713.529.2498 fax

Our Santa Fe Office

505 Cerrillos Road, Suite A209
Santa Fe, NM 87501

505.986.0600 phone
505.986.0632 fax

Kirk Pittard wins important victory in Texas Supreme Court in funeral home negligence case.

Congratulations to KD&P Partner, Kirk Pittard, who won a significant victory in the Texas Supreme Court.  In a funeral home negligence case, the supreme court rejected the argument that a contract is required to impose a duty on a funeral home to not mishandle the body of a deceased person.  Instead, the court concluded that there exists a common law duty to the deceased’s next of kin.  Chief Justice Hecht wrote the opinion for a unanimous court.  You can read the opinion in SCI Texas Funeral Services, Inc. v. Nelson here.