Kent D. Williamson
Kent D. Williamson is a member of SettlePou’s Insurance Defense and Nonsubscriber Defense practices. The Nonsubscriber practice represents Texas employers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to “mom and pop” businesses. This group focuses on the defense of employers who elect to opt out of workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
Kent has defended hundreds of Texas businesses in state district court and before various arbitration tribunals. His broad knowledge of this area of Texas law has led to Kent receiving a very high proportion of “no negligence” findings for his clients. This success has been achieved as the result of combining hard work with creativity. Kent sees every client and every case as unique, and the defense of each case is specially tailored to the facts as well as the personality of the client.
In addition to trial work, Kent has represented Texas businesses in state appellate courts and before the Texas Supreme Court.Outside of work, Kent enjoys spending time with his family engaged in outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting. He also plays music and is a filmmaker. He loves traveling and has attended various film festivals throughout the country.
University of Texas—Dallas; Texas Tech University, B.A., 1986
University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1990; Staff Member, Energy Law Journal; Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
Admissions & Honors
Texas State Bar Admittance, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1996
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1995
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2002
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2013
Association of Responsible Alternatives to Workers Compensation (ARAWC)- the only organization actively engaged in the protecting and promoting the Texas Option.
State Bar of Texas Litigation Section
Dallas Bar Association
Articles & Presentations
Reported Case: Bliss v. NRG Industries, 162 S.W.3d 434 (Tex. 2005)
Reported Case: In re R&R Personnel Specialists of Tyler, Texas, 146 S.W.3d 699 (Tex. App.—Tyler 2004, no writ)
Reported Case: In re Hospitality Employment Group, L.L.C., Prestonwood Country Club, and Prestonwood Creek, 234 S.W.3d 832 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2007)
Reported Case: In re Golden Peanut Company L.L.C., 298 S.W.3d 629 (Tex. 2009)
Reported Case: In re Astro Air, L.P., 2010 Tex. App Lexis S.W.3d 7550 (Tex. App.—Tyler 2010, writ denied)