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Whitney Beckworth

Biography
Whitney Beckworth focuses her practice on representing corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of complex civil litigation in state and federal courts involving commercial disputes, breach of contract actions, business torts, indemnity and insurance coverage disputes, and other matters. Ms. Beckworth has participated in civil trials in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and appeals.  She also has experience representing clients in government investigations and enforcement actions.

Prior to joining Kelly Hart, Ms. Beckworth was an assistant attorney general for the State of Texas. In that role, she represented various state agencies and entities, including the Texas Secretary of State and the Texas Department of Public Safety, in election law matters and defended the State of Texas at a two-week-long trial in federal court. 
 
Experience and highlights
  • Represented E&P company in litigation against OCTG manufacturers and suppliers whose defective components resulted in the complete loss of a Delaware basin well.
  • Secured summary judgment for insurance policy holder in insurance coverage dispute on duty to defend.
  • Obtained summary judgment for Dallas-based midstream company in a dispute with a contractor over the construction of a pipeline in West Virginia.
  • Represented municipality in a variety of employment matters
  • Defended health care company in a defamation case wherein the plaintiff dismissed all claims without monetary compensation.

Affiliations and honors

AFFILIATIONS

  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
  • Trinity River Authority Board of Directors
  • TCBA Women in the Law Luncheon Planning Committee, 2016-Present

HONORS

  • Named Best Lawyers®, Dallas/Fort Worth-Ones to Watch, U.S. News & World Report, 2021-2022
    • Appellate Practice
  • Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch, Women in the Law, Business Edition, 2021
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2021
    • Civil Law | Litigation
  • TVAS Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer Award Recipient, Tarrant County Bar Foundation, 2020
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2020
    • Appellate
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2018-2020
    • Civil Law | Litigation
  • Top Attorney less than five years in practice, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2016-2017
    • Civil Law | Litigation
  • Top Attorney less than five years in practice, 360 West magazine, 2017
    • Civil Law | Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
Education
  • The University of Texas Law School, J.D., 2013
    • Texas International Law Journal, Staff Member
  • Stanford University, B.A. Political Science, 2008
Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2014
  • State Bar of Texas, 2013

Whitney Beckworth

Associate
P (817) 878-3538
F (817) 878-9280

Licenses

State Bar of Texas

PRACTICE AREA(S)

Whitney Beckworth Named Tarrant County Bar Foundation 2020 Pro Bono Award Recipient