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Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

Firm Details

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP was formed in 1979 by Dee J. Kelly and several 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 160 attorneys practicing in more than 20 substantive areas of the law.  Kelly Hart has opened offices 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 forty-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 a commitment to excellent legal representation and outstanding client service and provides competent, efficient, and cost-effective services, enabling clients to anticipate, avoid and 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 Fort Worth in Commercial Litigation with 9 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Fort Worth in Real Estate Law with 4 lawyers

Awards

  • 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
  • Texas Lawyer for Texas Veterans (TLTV) Law Firm Partner Award, 2017
  • Tarrant County Volunteer Services (TVAS) named Kelly Hart Pro Bono Law Firm Partner of the Year, 2016.
  • Kelly Hart Receives Top Honors as Vault's 2017 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For, 2017

Clients

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

Contacts

Mary Schlegel
Director of Marketing
817-878-9333
Marianne Auld
Managing Partner
817-332-2500

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
  • 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

Louisiana

Louisiana

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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Texas

Texas

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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