El Paso

221 N. Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360


2905 San Gabriel St, Suite 205, 
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512.320.5466
Fax: 512.320.5431

Las Cruces

3800 E. Lohman Ave., Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575.527.0023
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Ken Slavin

Email: ken.slavin@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 915.533.4424 / Fax: 915.546.5360

Ken Slavin is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and is licensed to practice in Texas and New Mexico. He is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Slavin's practice areas include civil appellate law, oil and gas litigation, condemnation litigation, governmental litigation, contract and fiduciary litigation, bank litigation, insurance litigation, commercial litigation and construction litigation. In addition to his trial work, Mr. Slavin has handled over 200 civil appellate matters including appeals before the Texas Supreme Court, various Texas courts of appeals, the United States Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits, the New Mexico Supreme Court and the New Mexico Court of Appeals.

Ken has been consistently selected for inclusion in Texas "Super Lawyer" by publisher Thomas Reuters in the area of Civil Appellate Law since 2005, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America in Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation and Banking and Finance. He was named Appellate Lawyer of the Week” by Texas Lawyer Magazine - Texas Lawyer

Ken serves on the editorial board of the State Bar Litigation Section Report - "The Advocate".  




  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Trinity University, B.A., cum laude, 1982


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Civil Appellate Law Exam Commission
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow, 2010)
  • State Bar of Texas (2001-2007 Court Rules Committee, 2007 Chair)
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Member of Civil Appellate Law Advisory Commission, 2005-2011)
  • Member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Appellate Section of El Paso Bar Association (Chair, 1994, 2007)
  • El Paso District Attorney's Office 1994-to date (Special Prosecutor)


  • Texas, 1985
  • New Mexico, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1992.

Professional & Civic Involvement

Mr. Slavin serves on the Civil Appellate Law Exam Commission of the Texas Board of Legal Specilization (TBLS).  He is a member and former President of the Rotary Club of West El Paso and serves on the Board of Directors for Hospice El Paso.  He is a past board member for the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation.