Kirk D. Dillman

Kirk D. Dillman

McKool Smith PC

Recognized since 2013

Los Angeles, California

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Kirk Dillman is a Principal in the Los Angeles office of McKool Smith Hennigan. Mr. Dillman specializes in complex commercial litigation and trial practice, primarily in the areas of finance, securities, energy, real estate, trade secrets, partnership and health care fraud. He joined the firm in 1998 after co-counseling in the successful prosecution of various securities actions arising out of the Orange County bankruptcy.

Mr. Dillman has successfully tried numerous complex commercial disputes in both federal and state courts and before arbitrators and arbitration panels around the country. His clients include major regional real estate developers, technology companies, financial institutions and high net worth individuals. He regularly prosecutes high-profile actions against many of the largest public companies in the world.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dillman was a partner in Augustini, Wheeler & Dillman, a boutique litigation and trial practice firm in Los Angeles.


  • One California Plaza, Suite 2900
    300 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90071


  • University of California Los Angeles , J.D., graduated 1983
  • Reed College, BA, graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • California, The State Bar of California


  • Center for Law in the Public Interest - Trustee to President
  • Center for Law in the Public Interest - Trustee to President
  • Executive Board of Moot Court Honors Program - Member
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1983-85 - Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Laughlin E. Waters

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

McKool Smith PC
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation


  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Southern California Super Lawyers 2007-2011
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America


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