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Clayton L. Falls

Fax +1.214.939.5849

Mr. Falls is a partner in K&L Gates’ Dallas office and concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation. He has represented clients in a broad range of cases as plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings. Mr. Falls handles a variety of cases including claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices, unfair competition, misappropriation and theft of trade secrets, business fraud and negligence.

Mr. Falls also has substantial experience representing both landlords and tenants in a wide array of real estate related disputes ranging from commercial lease evictions to breaches of multi-million dollar promissory notes and guaranty agreements.

Additionally, Mr. Falls has experience defending personal injury tort claims including claims for negligence, product liability and premises liability.

In addition to his litigation and commercial disputes experience, Mr. Falls serves as primary outside counsel to a number of start-up and emerging growth companies including several technology development companies. He assists his clients in every stage from business formation to intellectual property creation and protection.

Areas of emphasis:

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Trade Secret and Non-Compete Litigation
  • Outsourcing Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Product Liability


  • Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine - 2018

Professional/Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Young Texans Against Cancer, Founding Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Procedural Rules You May Not Know but Should, Dallas Bench Bar Conference, September 2016
  • K&L Gates Oil and Gas Seminar, October 2008