Kelley Clark Morris

Kelley Clark Morris focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters, particularly business disputes and energy related matters. She has experience in all stages of the trial and appellate process, in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration.

Before joining Gray Reed, Kelley clerked for Justice Paul W. Green of the Supreme Court of Texas for the 2013 – 2014 term.

Kelley earned her B.A., with honors, and B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Baylor University School of Law, where she graduated as the highest ranking student in her class. In law school, she interned for U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Kelley also competed on Baylor’s intrascholastic moot court team, including the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law team and the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition team. She also served as Senior Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review.

Thought Leadership / News
Spring 2013 
 Thought Leadership
Getting Out of the Award: How Nafta Traders v. Quinn Affects the Grounds for Vacating an Arbitration Award in Texas
65 Baylor L. Rev. 609
  • President's Award 2018, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Senior Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review
  • Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarship, Baylor University School of Law
Organizational Involvement

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
    • Board of Directors (2016 - present)
    • Leadership Academy (2016)
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
    • Board of Trustees (2017 - present)
    • Fellow (2017)
    • Law Day Luncheon Co-Chair (2016, 2017)
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section and Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

Community Involvement, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Casa de Esperanza Young Professionals
  • Junior League of Houston
  • Houston Area Road Runners Association
  • Trinity Valley School Alumni Association, class representative
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Baylor University School of Law, Valedictorian (2013)
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas, Business Honors Program (2010)
  • B.A., with honors, The University of Texas, Plan II Honors (2010)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas