Ben L. Krage, Of Counsel


Ben L. Krage


Direct: (214) 397-1914

Fax:     (214) 220-0230



Mr. Krage is the senior litigation partner at Krage & Janvey, L.L.P., having joined the firm in 1972.  Prior to joining the firm, he started his career with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice in 1968, where he tried civil and criminal cases in federal courts for four years.

While in private practice, Mr. Krage has concentrated his practice in commercial and business litigation.  He has tried well over 100 cases and handled more than 80 appeals in state and federal courts.  The following are a few of the cases Mr. Krage has litigated where courts have published opinions:

Meridien Hotels, Inc. v. LHO Financial Partnership I L.P., 97 S.W. 3d 731 (Tex. App.- Dallas 2003)

S.E.C. v. Sharp Capital, Inc., 315 F.3d 541 (5th Cir. 2003)

U.S. v. Kington, 878 F.2d 815 (5th Cir. 1989)

Del E. Webb Const. v. Richardson Hosp. Authority, 823 F.2d 145 (5th Cir. 1987)

Donahue v. Bowles, Troy, 949, S.W.2d 746 (Tex.App. – Dallas 1997)

InterFirst Bank Dallas, N.A. v. Risser, 739 S. W.2d 882 (Tex.App. – Texarkana 1987)

Rosenberg v. Collins, 624 F.2d 666 (5th Cir. 1980)

Eppler, Guerin & Turner, Inc. v. Kasmir, 685 S.W.2d 737 (Tex.App. – Dallas 1985)

Henry S. Miller Co. v. Treo Enterprises, 585 S.W.2d 674 (Tex. 1979)

Burrell v. Cornelius, 570 S.W.2d 382 (Tex. 1978)

Salgo v. Matthews, 497 S.W.2d 620 (Tex.App. – Dallas 1973)

 U.S. v. Sunflower County School Dist., 430 F.2d 839 (5th Cir. 1970)

Salomon Valley Feedlot, Inc. v. Butz, 557 F.2d 717 (10th Cir. 1977)


Mr. Krage has served as Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Fee Disputes Committee and has served as an arbitrator and panel chair since 1992.  He has frequently testified as an expert witness regarding reasonable attorney’s fees.

Areas of Practice:

Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:


U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Tax Court


The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1968


Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1964


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Dallas Bar Association


American Bar Association


Texas Bar Association


American Board of Trial Advocates