Koby Kirkland was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Government in 2008 and Juris Doctor in 2014. While in law school he was an officer of the Board of Advocates and a staff editor on the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law. For his achievements as an advocate, the University of Texas faculty selected Mr. Kirkland for the National Order of Barristers, a distinction given to the top ten advocates from each graduating class.
Mr. Kirkland primarily practices personal injury law, including medical malpractice and severe accidents. Mr. Kirkland has worked on cases involving failure to diagnose cancer, stroke, amputation, birth injuries, wrongful death, and catastrophic automobile, truck, and bus collisions. Although Mr. Kirkland’s main practice area is Texas, he also practices outside the state.
The lion’s share of Mr. Kirkland’s out-of-state practice involves claims brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The FTCA is the law that any claim for personal injury against the U.S. Government—be it an accident with a postal truck or medical malpractice at a VA hospital—must be brought under. In handling FTCA claims, Mr. Kirkland has the unique opportunity to represent veterans of the United States Armed Forces, and their families. Mr. Kirkland takes pride in this work. By helping those injured by medical malpractice at VA or base hospitals, we help ensure our veterans receive the respect, support, and treatment they deserve.
Mr. Kirkland’s professional affiliations include the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Austin Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice, for which he serves as Secretary of the Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Section. Mr. Kirkland’s pro bono work is focused on representing victims of domestic violence through Central Texas Volunteer Legal Services.