Kristin Cope is a skilled trial and appellate lawyer. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, frequently involving high-stakes business disputes and cutting-edge issues in the intellectual property, energy, technology, and financial sectors. She has represented clients in state and federal trial courts, various Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She is skilled at combining bold stand-up representation with goal-oriented approaches to litigation to protect and advance her clients' interests.
Ms. Cope has substantial experience in disputes regarding trade secrets and other intellectual property, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, consumer liability, and class action claims. She has briefed and argued complex appellate issues in multiple industries and courts, as well as advised on appellate preservation and strategy issues during trial.
Following graduation from law school, Ms. Cope served as law clerk to the Honorable David W. McKeague of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Honors & Awards
- Recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2017-2020)
- Named to Texas Monthly “Texas Outstanding Young Lawyers” list (2018-2019)
- Named to Texas Monthly “Texas Outstanding Young Women Lawyers” list (2017-2019)
- Named to Texas Monthly “Texas Top Young Lawyers” list (2017)
- Awarded Baker Botts, LLP Peter W. Gray Award for outstanding public service
- Awarded Baker Botts, LLP Julius Dorsey Award for commitment to community service and partnership with local elementary school
- Organized and ran extensive animal relief efforts to locate, medically treat, house, and/or re-home hundreds of pets to assist tornado victims in Rowlett, Texas
- Leader in firm fundraising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Duke University School of Law, J.D.: high honors, Order of the Coif, Law & Contemporary Problems Law Journal
- Trinity University, B.A., Political Science: summa cum laude
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Dallas Bar Association