Kenichi Yagi

Senior Counsel

Doyle, Restrepo, Harvin & Robbins, L.L.P.

440 Louisiana Suite 2300

Houston, Texas 77002

Phone: 713-228-5100

Fax: 713-228-6138


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Practice Description

Mr. Yagi was born in Japan and lived there until he was 17 years old. He completed his high school and college education in Massachusetts and moved to Texas in 1996 to attend law school.

Civil Litigation

Throughout his tenure at the firm, Mr. Yagi has successfully managed and assisted in a wide variety of civil litigation matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts as well as in mediation and arbitration, including:

  • contract and business disputes
  • employment disputes
  • homeowners, automobile, and liability insurance coverage
  • trademark disputes and adversary proceedings
  • Uniform Commercial Code-related disputes
  • personal injury and wrongful death claims
  • landlord-tenant disputes
  • property tax protests
  • products liability
  • promissory note and other lending issues
  • investor complaints
  • premises liability
  • securities litigation and arbitration
  • medical malpractice
  • debt negotiations

Corporate and Transactional

Mr. Yagi also advises clients on corporate law and business transactional matters including:

  • entity formation/registration and corporate governance
  • drafting of operating agreements, shareholders agreements, and resolutions
  • various contract issues; negotiating and drafting of distributorship agreements, lease agreements, and sales/purchase agreements
  • trademark registration, maintenance and assignment
  • insurance coverage and indemnity analysis including oilfield and operation coverage and general commercial liability analysis
  • fiduciary duty and employment law
  • drafting of employment-related documents
  • trade secrets and other confidentiality protection
  • multi-state considerations

Mr. Yagi also enjoys assisting non-profit organizations and individuals in the Japanese community in the Houston area and beyond, often on a pro bono basis. With this background, Mr. Yagi is one of the very few attorneys in the United States who are native to Japan and can provide a unique perspective in litigation and other legal matters involving Japanese companies and individuals.


  • University of Massachusetts at Lowell, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1996
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1999
  • Certified Mediator, 1998
  • Judge Mary Bacon Scholarship, 1999

Memberships and Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1999
  • State Bar of New York, 2007
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2006
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2001
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Associate Member, Japan Business Association of Houston
  • Member, Japanese Association of Greater Houston


  • English
  • Japanese


  • Born in Niigata, Japan, 1972
  • Married with twin daughters

Telephone (713) 228-5100 | Fax (713) 228-6138
440 Louisiana Suite 2300, Houston, Texas 77002

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