Kernodle is currently a partner at Haynes and Boone, where he founded and chairs the firm’s False Claims Act practice group and focuses on representing healthcare providers and government contractors in federal courts throughout the country. He serves on the executive committee and is a past president of the Dallas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is also the current president of the Federalist Society, Dallas, and serves as secretary of the Dallas Bar Association’s Appellate Section.
Before joining Haynes and Boone, Kernodle was an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.
After earning his law degree at Vanderbilt in 2001, Kernodle was a law clerk for Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He then joined Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C., as an associate.
He earned his B.A. and B.B.A., both summa cum laude, from Harding University.
His nomination was announced by the White House Jan. 23, 2018.