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Client-centered solutions to legal disputes throughout Texas.

The Law Office of R. Kent Piacenti, PLLC

The Law Office of R. Kent Piacenti, PLLC—or Piacenti Law—represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court in Dallas, Texas, and statewide. Whether you want to avoid litigation, bring it, settle it, or win it, Piacenti Law has the experience and determination necessary to pursue your objectives.

Piacenti Law represents individuals and businesses in commercial litigation, consumer law, and employment matters across Texas. By leveraging technology and contracting with freelance, flexible-work attorneys, the Firm can scale up or tailor down its staffing to meet the demands of each matter it accepts.

Piacenti Law sets rates commensurate to the complexity of each case, offers contingency-fee arrangements where appropriate, and seeks attorney’s fees from opposing parties whenever possible.* For some clients, these options mean access to sophisticated litigation and counseling services previously out of reach. For larger businesses, Piacenti Law offers a cost-effective alternative to Big Law. With its flexible approach, the Firm maximizes the value of legal spend and provides responsive, personalized service to clients large and small.

* Tex. Disc. R. Prof. Cond. 7.02(c) Disclosure: Clients with contingency-fee arrangements generally remain responsible for paying expenses incurred in connection with their matters either as they are incurred or, if the Firm agrees to advance expenses, out of any recovery the client may obtain. If the Firm advances expenses and there is no recovery, the client has no financial obligation to the Firm for any fees or expenses.

Elite legal services at accessible rates

Scalable solutions to handle matters large or small

Serving individuals and businesses throughout Texas

Kent recognized as a Rising Star in litigation (2022) by Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters

Kent selected among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in commercial litigation (2021-2023) and appellate practice (2023)

A Lawyer You Can Trust in Dallas, TX

Kent Piacenti has both initiated litigation as a plaintiff and been named as a defendant. Whichever situation you find yourself in, Kent understands what its like to be in your shoes, and he treats each client’s case as if it were his own. Kent listens intently to not only his clients’ legal objectives but also their concerns, motivations, hopes, and fears. This client-centered approach often leads to novel solutions that avoid protracted litigation and the expense and stress that go along with it. When there is litigation, Kent tirelessly advocates for his clients in court with the assertive, yet civil, style for which he is known. Whatever path a matter takes, Kent always keeps his clients’ goals front and center.

Why Choose Piacenti Law?

At Piacenti Law, we know that happy lawyers make happy clients. Life is hard enough when you’re not in litigation. So when you are, you need a lawyer to ease your mind, not stress you out. Someone to simplify, not complicate. You need a happy lawyer.

What makes a happy lawyer? Autonomy, a manageable workload, and the satisfaction of solving clients’ most pressing problems. Piacenti Law welcomes novel and challenging matters. When work is plentiful, freelance flexible-work attorneys choose the matters that suit their interests and experience. They use their discretion to determine where and when to work, consistent with their other priorities and responsibilities. The result is timely, high-quality work product from attorneys living balanced lives. These attorneys are independent contractors and earn compensation tied to the work they take on and their efficiency in completing it. Piacenti Law does not impose billable-hours requirements, because they lead to overworked lawyers and overcharged clients.

What can a happy lawyer do for you? Happy lawyers take good care of their clients because they take good care of themselves. They give 100%—but not 110%—because that’s impossible, and requiring the impossible causes burnout. Happy lawyers listen and care and do everything they can for you. They're honest and civil. They don’t engage in scorched-earth litigation tactics.

A happy lawyer makes your life easier in small but meaningful ways, such as:

Providing ample time to review significant filings; 

Calendaring deadlines with reminders as they arise;

Sending non-urgent email during business hours; and

Refraining from making duplicative or last-minute requests.

In other words, happy lawyers make you happy!