Rob Kientz

Phone: 512-320-9100
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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 Kansas. As an undergraduate, Mr. Kientz was president of his chapter of the AIChE and active in the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

Prior to law school, Mr. Kientz worked as a design engineer and marketing analyst for Vista Chemical in Houston, Texas, designing new processes, experiments and statistical process controls and performing Hazard & Operability (HAZOP) and Hazard Analysis (HAZAN) studies.  Mr. Kientz has also worked as a marketing systems administrator, surfactants business area analyst and acquisitions analyst.

Mr. Kientz received his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 1997. While in law school, he was the Mock Trial and ADR Director of the Board of Advocates and successfully competed in various mock trial, moot court, ADR and Negotiations competitions.

Mr. Kientz completed internships for the Honorable Justice Myers, Justice of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, for the District Attorney of Austin, Texas, for the intellectual property firm of Richards, Medlock and Andrews, L.L.P. and for the construction litigation firm Wetzel, Henri and Drucker, L.L.P.

After working for a construction litigation boutique firm for two years, Mr. Kientz founded Hissey Kientz, LLP with University of Texas School of Law classmate Mike Hissey. The firm initially focused on asbestos litigation but expanded in 2004 to include a pharmaceutical products liability division that represented plaintiffs injured by pharmaceutical products and devices including dangerous hormonal birth control drugs and devices, failed metal-on-metal hip implants, cancer-causing hormone replacement therapy, and other recalled or dangerous drugs and devices.

Mr. Kientz has served as a member of the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee for the Ortho Evra cases brought in California.  He has also been a member of numerous American Association of Justice Litigation Groups including the Heart Device Litigation Group, the Vioxx Litigation Group, the Hormone Therapy Litigation group, the Ortho Evra Litigation Group, the ReNu Litigation Group.  Mr. Kientz and his firm have won hundreds of millions dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Kientz participates in his own and the firm’s charitable efforts including the National Mesothelioma Foundation, Magic Carpet Foundation, Planet Cancer Foundation, March of Dimes, Austin Women’s Advocacy Project, AP Lifeworks, Caritas of Austin, Charitable Ladies Foundation, Easter Seals of Central Texas, American Cancer Society, and the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation.

Mr. Kientz is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He is an active member of the American Association for Justice and its Leaders Forum.

Education

  • University of Kansas (B.A.)
  • University of Texas School of Law (1997)

Jurisdictions Admitted To Practice

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Legal Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Leaders Forum
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