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Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP


201 Main Street, Suite 2500
Fort Worth, TX 76102
United States
(817) 332.2500

Firm Details

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP was formed in 1979 by Dee J. Kelly and a number of attorneys from a prominent international law firm having diverse, successful and highly regarded litigation, commercial, corporate and securities and real estate practices.   As the firm grew, it proved attractive to other experienced and driven attorneys, who expanded the firm's areas of practice into banking and finance, energy law, state and federal tax matters, among others. In tandem with the business expansion and diversity of Kelly Hart’s clients, the firm has grown to over 150 attorneys practicing in more than twenty substantive areas of the law, has opened an office in Austin, Midland, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, and has been involved in groundbreaking litigation and headline-grabbing commercial transactions, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Throughout Kelly Hart’s thirty-nine year history, the firm has partnered with a broad array of clients to achieve unparalleled success in a number of exciting, sophisticated business and legal matters. From the first days of Kelly Hart, forward-thinking individuals and businesses located in Fort Worth, including the entrepreneurial Bass family, Justin Brands, Anne W. Marion and the Burnett Companies, American Airlines, Pier 1, and BNSF Railway have afforded the opportunity to have a world-class practice. As the firm has grown, the client list has grown to include additional Fortune 500 companies, individuals, investor groups, and governmental entities around Texas and the nation. Kelly Hart offers each of its clients an unfaltering commitment to excellent legal representation and outstanding client service and provides competent, efficient, and cost effective services, enabling clients to anticipate, avoid and/or otherwise resolve legal issues and conflicts at the lowest possible cost.



Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Fort Worth with 27 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Midland with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Fort Worth in Appellate Practice with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Fort Worth in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Fort Worth in Commercial Litigation with 9 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Fort Worth in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Fort Worth in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Midland in Oil and Gas Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Fort Worth in Real Estate Law with 4 lawyers


  • The Fort Worth Chamber Spirit of Enterprise Award
  • A. Sherman Christensen Award presented by the American Inns of Court, awarded to Michael McConnell
  • Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, 2013, presented to Marshall Searcy


  • AMR Corp.
  • Bass Family Interests
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • Burnett Family Interests
  • Hillwood Development Corporation
  • Justin Companies


Mary Schlegel
Director of Marketing
Marianne Auld
Managing Partner

Firm Practice Areas

  • Acquisition Finance
  • Administrative
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Capital Markets
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Finance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Energy
  • Environmental Law
  • Labor
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Regulatory
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Water Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Office Locations

United States

United States



Baton Rouge, LA

301 Main Street, Suite 1600

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

United States

(225) 381.9643

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New Orleans, LA

400 Poydras Street, Suite 1812

New Orleans, LA 70130

United States

(504) 522.1812

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Austin, TX

303 Colorado Street, Suite 2000

Austin, TX 78701

United States

(512) 495.6400

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Fort Worth, TX

201 Main Street, Suite 2500

Fort Worth, TX 76102

United States

(817) 332.2500

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Midland, TX

508 West Wall Street, Suite 444

Midland, TX 79701

United States

(432) 683.4691

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