Attorney Biographies

Click on one of the profiles below to learn more about our dedicated team of attorneys.


Mike Hissey, Partner

Mike Hissey is a founding partner of Hissey Kientz, LLP where he specializes in both pharmaceutical product liability and asbestos litigation. Mr. Hissey received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Electrical Engineering (with honors) from the University of Texas in 1994 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas… more »

Rob Kientz, Partner

Rob Kientz is a founding partner of Hissey Kientz, LLP where he focuses on pharmaceutical product liability litigation and asbestos litigation. Mr. Kientz was born in Springfield, Missouri, and grew up in Topeka, Kansas. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Chemical Engineering (with honors) from the University of… more »

Shamus B. Mulderig, Partner

Mr. Mulderig is a managing partner leading the firm’s Mass Tort Department.  He earned his B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration from Washington & Jefferson College, and his  J.D. from Widener University School of Law.  Mr. Mulderig spent the first part of his legal career defending Fortune 500 companies… more »

Associate Attorneys

David Friend, Pharmaceutical Attorney

David L. Friend is a 1992 graduate of the University of Houston, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. He then went on to earn his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston in 1996. While in law school, David had the distinction… more »

Kyle Dingman, Of Counsel, Of Counsel

Kyle Dingman graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and received his JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 2011. Kyle began his legal career working at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid representing tenants against landlords in cases ranging from eviction defenses to habitability lawsuits. … more »

Kathleen K. McGinn, Pharmaceutical Attorney

Kathleen K. McGinn earned her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California in 1994. During her time in law school, Kathleen was in the top 10% of her class, an associate editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review, author of Zal v. Steppe:… more »

Ed Smith, Asbestos Attorney

Edward Smith graduated from Texas A&M University in 2001, and later graduated from Texas Wesleyan School of Law in 2005. While attending law school he was a member of the Texas Wesleyan Law Review, serving as an associate editor and later as executive editor. Upon graduation from law school,… more »

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