Keith Ogle practices civil litigation and appellate law. Mr. Ogle represents a variety of clients, including businesses, governmental entities, and individuals involved in business, real estate, energy, and a wide variety of other civil disputes, in both federal and state courts in Texas. He graduated with honors from Baylor University School of Law. Before coming to Pope Hardwicke, Mr. Ogle clerked for Justice Anne Gardner at the Fort Worth Court of Appeals and practiced law at Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff, & Miller, L.L.P. for over twelve years.
A few of the judicial decisions in cases that he has litigated include the following:
- Cantey Hanger LLP v. Byrd, 467 S.W.3d 477 (Tex. June 26, 2015) (defense of law firm against torts asserted by a non-client of the law firm).
- Kodiak Prods. Co., Inc. v. Deegear, No. 02-13-00422-CV, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 5683 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth June 4, 2015, no pet.) (mem. op.) (involving claims of misappropriation of trade secret and unfair competition).
- Moreno v. Ingram, 454 S.W.3d 186 (Tex. App.—Dallas Dec. 31, 2014, no pet.) (reversing portion of judgment based on trial court’s improper admission of chiropractic testimony regarding surgical treatment).
- Clifford v. McCall-Gruesen, No. 02-13-00105-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 11659 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Oct. 23, 2014, no pet.) (mem. op. on reh’g) (involving claim for conversion of personal property and breach of oral lease agreement).
- Blakenergy, Ltd. v. Oncor Elec. Delivery Co., LLC, No. 02-14-00241-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 10720 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Sept. 25, 2014, no pet.) (mem. op.) (representation of landowner in permissive appeal arising out of condemnation dispute).
- Morales v. Navarro Pecan Co., No. 10-12-00425-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 9611 (Tex. App.—Waco Aug. 14, 2014, no pet.) (mem. op.) (defending employer’s take nothing summary judgment based on the worker’s compensation bar obtained in wrongful death case).
- Lewallen v. Cross, No. 03-14-0026-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 9525 (Tex. App.—Austin Aug. 27, 2014, no pet.) (mem. op.) (affirming summary judgment granted on statute of limitations).
- Page v. State Farm Lloyds, No. 10-12-00317-CV, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 14779, 2013 WL 6409768 (Tex. App.—Waco Dec. 5, 2013, pet. denied) (mem. op.) (affirming take nothing judgment in favor of client State Farm in breach of contract and bad faith insurance case).
- In re Williams, No. 02-13-00087-CV, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 4575, 2013 WL 1437253 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Apr. 8, 2013, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.) (obtaining a writ of injunction on behalf of client landowners during pendency of an accelerated appeal concerning the interpretation of a pipeline easement).
- In re Williams, No. 02-13-00087-CV, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 4575, 2013 WL 1437253 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth Apr. 8, 2013, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.) (obtaining a writ of injunction on behalf of client landowners during pendency of an accelerated appeal concerning the interpretation of a pipeline easement)
- Mustang Special Util. Dist. v. Providence Village, 392 S.W.3d 311 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth 2012, no pet.) (op. on reh’g) (reversing trial court’s denial of plea to jurisdiction and remanding for further proceedings based on defense of governmental immunity in case involving attempted nullification of governmental contract)
- Toor v. PNC Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 05-11-00012-CV, 2012 WL 3637284 (Tex. App.–Dallas Aug. 24, 2012, no pet. h.) (mem. op.) (affirming the lender’s deficiency judgment and agreeing with the lender that the commercial guarantors’ contractual waivers of offset claims were valid and enforceable)
- Rooters v. State Farm Lloyds, No. 10-10943, 428 Fed. Appx. 441, 2012 WL 2437807 (5th Cir. 2011), cert. denied, 132 S. Ct. 1039, 181 L. Ed. 2d 740 (2012) (affirming take nothing summary judgment on contractual and extra-contractual claims arising from alleged mold damages)
- State Farm Bank, F.S.B. v. Manheim Auto. Fin. Servs., Inc., Civil No. 3:10-CV-519-L, 2010 WL 3156008 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 2, 2010) (obtaining dismissal of floor plan lender’s negligence counterclaims)
- Holland v. EOG Res., Inc., No. 10-09-153-CV, 2010 WL 1078480 (Tex. App.–Waco Mar. 24, 2010, no pet.) (mem. op.) (affirming summary judgment granted in EOG’s favor that Plaintiffs take nothing on a breach of contract claim).
- In re Scott, No. 2-09-344-CV, 2009 WL 4113935 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth Nov. 25, 2009, orig. proceeding [mand. denied]) (mem. op.) (denying relator’s petition for writ of mandamus challenging the validity of a trial court’s order creating a section 867 Management Trust)
- In re Dunnagan, Nos. 2-08-255-CV, 2-08-354-CV (Tex. App.–Fort Worth Apr. 02, 2009, orig. proceeding [mand. denied]) (mem. op.) (holding trial court abused its discretion in appointing a receiver to wind up a limited partnership’s affairs)
- Moseley v. Omega OB-GYN Assocs. of S. Arlington, No. 2-06-291-CV, 2008 WL 2510638 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth Jun. 19, 2008, pet. denied) (mem. op.) (reversing trial court, leading to the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims alleging she was a partner and not merely an employee)
- Worked with clients through all phases of state court litigation, including post-judgment enforcement and appeals
- Represented individuals and entities involved in title, condemnation, breach of lease, breach of alleged oral agreements, lease termination, pipeline trespass, partnership discord, and other business-related disputes
- Obtained injunctive relief on behalf of client seeking to enjoin former employees from misappropriating proprietary business information
- Defended hundreds of mold, foundation, and hurricane homeowner’s lawsuits involving allegations of bad faith
- Defended lawyers and law firms against claims of professional negligence
- Defended numerous uninsured/underinsured motorist and other personal injury disputes
Admissions & Certifications
State Bar of Texas (2002)
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Education & Background
Baylor Law School (J.D., 2002, cum laude)
Baylor Law Review, Senior Editor
Baylor Mediation Team
Order of the Barristers
Baylor University (B.A., 1999, magna cum laude)
Law Clerk to the Hon. Anne Gardner, Second District Court of Appeals (2002-2004)
Law Intern to the Hon. Walter Smith, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Intern, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Leadership Arlington, Class of 2017
Tarrant County Bar Association, Member of Energy Section and Appellate Section
Tarrant County Bar Association, Prior Member of Habitat for Humanity Committee
Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, Member
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Membership Chairman 2010 to 2012, Barrister 2009 to 2012, Associate 2003-2005
North High Mount Neighborhood Association, Secretary 2007-2008
Honors & Recognition
Texas Rising Star (2011-2016: Business Litigation), Texas Monthly magazine
Top Attorney (2015: Civil Litigation; 2012, 2016: Appellate), Fort Worth Magazine
Pro Bono College, State Bar of Texas, 2014
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™
Hankamer School of Business Outstanding Business Law Student
Baylor University Presidential Scholarship Recipient
Publications & Presentations
- Speaker, “A Practical Approach to Handling Appeals in the Fort Worth Court of Appeals,” Wichita County Bar Association, January 16, 2014
- Speaker, Shannon Gracey Energy Group, Oil & Gas Seminar, 2013, 2015
- Speaker/Author, July 2011, HalfMoon seminar & June and August 2011 Shannon Gracey Oil and Gas seminars, “Oil and Gas Legislative and Case Law Update” Speaker/Author, July 2010 HalfMoon seminar, “Common Disputes in Oil and Gas Production, Pooling and Unitization”
- Speaker, Fall 2009 Council on Litigation Management, Motions and Pleadings Seminar and Discovery Seminar
- Co-Author, “Texas Court of Appeals Update,” The Appellate Advocate (2008)
- Co-Author, 2007 Presentation on contribution and indemnity for client continuing education
- Speaker, Spring 2007 Fort Worth CPCU meeting, Legislative Update and Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 41.0105
Keith was born and raised in Fort Worth but now resides in Arlington. He has devoted time to Habitat for Humanity and other local civic and professional groups. Keith is married to Heather, a local veterinarian, and they are proud parents of a daughter and son, as well as a Boston Terrier and Golden Retriever.