I leverage my real-world trial experience to evaluate my clients' legal and business objectives and develop an efficient approach to litigation with particular attention to case-dispositive motions. My goal is to craft creative solutions to complex questions of law.
Over the course of her career, Kelly has gained a variety of state and federal court experience, including second-chair trial experience (three trials), taking and/or defending more than 25 depositions, drafting and arguing dispositive motions and handling all aspects of pre-trial preparation. Kelly's experience extends to appellate work. She has prepared more than 20 appellate briefs, including briefs in the United States Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit, Texas Supreme Court and Texas intermediate courts of appeals.
With trial and appellate experience under her belt, Kelly is well-versed in every phase of the litigation process. She is able to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each case to achieve an efficient resolution for her client. For some cases, that involves exploring a business outcome to resolve a dispute prior to trial. For others, it means preparing legal arguments to strike expert witnesses, limiting another party's claims or contentions through motions for summary judgment or evaluating complex damage models or defenses.
Before entering private practice, Kelly served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane Bland of the First Court of Appeals at Houston, Texas.