Business Law Attorney
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Multi-disciplined business law attorney with extensive experience representing individuals, start-ups, and established companies in a wide range of domestic and international legal matters. Comprehensive background includes, inter alia, business formations, contract drafting and negotiations, complex civil litigation, and other legal matters.
? AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Martindale-Hubbell’s objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada; AV® Preeminent™ is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest and most exclusive rating for attorneys).
? Lifetime Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation (one of the highest honors bestowed upon a member of the State Bar of Texas; each year, only the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys are invited to become a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation).
? Selected by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 as a “Top Attorney” in business litigation.
? Selected by Texas Monthly, Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 as a “Rising Star” (an honor bestowed annually to only 2.5% of all Texas attorneys under 40 years of age).
? “Superb” rated by Avvo (Avvo’s objective indicator of a lawyer’s qualifications based on a proprietary mathematical model that considers a lawyer's years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition).
? Selected by 360 West Magazine in 2017 as a “Top Attorney” in Tarrant County, Texas.
Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
? Summa Cum Laude
? Order of the Coif
? Academic scholarship
Angelo State University (Texas Tech University System), San Angelo, Texas
B.B.A. in Management/Accounting
? Magna Cum Laude
? Academic scholarship
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Advertising and Marketing||Advertising Law, Direct Marketing, False Advertising, International Marketing, Marketing Law, Multi-Level Marketing, Outdoor Advertising, Promotion Law, Sponsorship Law, Telemarketing Fraud, Telemarketing Law|
|Agency and Distributorships||Dealer and Distributor Termination, Distribution, Distribution Agreements, International Distribution|
|Aviation and Aerospace||Aeronautical Regulation, Aerospace Contract Fraud, Aerospace Contracts, Aerospace Law, Aircraft Acquisitions, Aircraft Finance and Leasing, Aircraft Sales, Aircraft Tax Free Exchanges, Aircraft Title, Airline Labor Law, Airline Regulation, Airplane Crash Litigation, Airport Finance and Development, Airport Law, Airport Privatization, Airport Regulation, Aviation Accidents, Aviation Defense, Aviation Insurance, Aviation Law, Aviation Liability, Aviation Litigation, Aviation Products Liability, Aviation Regulation, Aviation Tax, Federal Aviation Licenses, Helicopter Crash Litigation, International Aviation Law, Space Law|
|Banking Law||ATM Networks, Bank Collections, Bank Directors and Officers Liability, Bank Failures, Bank Foreclosures, Bank Fraud, Bank Holding Company Law, Bank Holding Company Regulation, Bank Insolvency, Bank Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking Antitrust, Banking Litigation, Banking Regulation, Check Fraud, Commercial Banking, Commercial Credit, Commercial Loans, Consumer Banking, Consumer Loans, Credit Card Law, Credit Finance, Credit Fraud, Credit Insurance, Credit Law, Credit Union Law, Currency Law, Electronic Banking, Escrow Agent Liability, Escrow Law, Exchange Control, Fair Lending, Financial Law, Foreign Exchange, Interest and Usury, International Banking Law, International Loans, Lender Law, Lender Liability, Lender Regulation, Lenders Rights, Letters of Credit, Loan Restructuring, Loan Syndication, Loan Workouts, Loans, Merchant Banking, Offshore Banking, Savings and Loan Failures, Savings and Loan Fraud, Savings and Loan Law, Savings and Loan Liquidation, Savings and Loan Regulation, Secured Lending, Thrift Institution Failures, Thrift Institution Regulation, Thrift Institutions Law, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law, Truth in Lending|
|Biotechnology||Biochemical Technology, Biomedical Technology, Biotechnology Licensing, Enzymology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology|
|Business Law||Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Crimes, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Minority Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law|
|Commercial Law||Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Constitutional Law, Commercial Crimes, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Liability, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Torts, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Trusts, Complex Commercial Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law, International Sale of Goods, Negotiable Instruments, Retail Liability, Sale of Goods, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warehousing|
|Commercial Real Estate||Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Industrial Real Estate Law, Retail Development, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Shopping Center Development, Shopping Center Law|
|Construction Law||Architectural Law, Construction Accidents, Construction and Design Law, Construction and Surety Law, Construction Arbitration, Construction Claims, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Equipment Liability, Construction Finance, Construction Insurance, Construction Insurance Defense, Construction Labor Law, Construction Liability, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation, Construction Mediation, Construction Products Liability, Construction Safety, Construction Workouts, Contractor Performance Bonds, Contractors Liability, Environmental Construction Law, International Construction Contracts, International Construction Law, Materialmens Liens, Mechanics Liens, Public Construction Law, Public Works, Roof Industry Liability, Scaffolding Liability, Structural Work Act|
|Consumer Law||Consumer Arbitration, Consumer Class Actions, Consumer Collections, Consumer Credit, Consumer Credit Compliance, Consumer Finance, Consumer Fraud, Consumer Litigation, Consumer Protection, Consumer Rights, Fair Credit Reporting Act|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts|
|Corporate Law||Closely Held Corporations, Corporate Banking Law, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Contracts, Corporate Control Contests, Corporate Criminal Law, Corporate Dissolutions, Corporate Ethics, Corporate Fiduciary Law, Corporate Finance, Corporate Formation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Income Tax, Corporate Insurance, Corporate Insurance Defense, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Litigation, Corporate Organization, Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Planning, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Reorganization, Corporate Successions, Corporate Tax Controversies, Corporate Tax Planning, Corporate Taxation, Corporate Trusts, Corporate Workouts, Family Corporations, Foreign Sales Corporations, Hostile Takeovers, Incorporation, International Corporate Finance, International Corporate Law, International Corporate Taxation, Nonprofit Corporations, Offshore Corporations, Professional Corporations, Proxy Contests, Public Corporations, S Corporations, Small Business Corporations, Takeovers, Tender Offers, Transfer Pricing|
|Debtor and Creditor||Creditors Rights, Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy, Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Reorganization, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Debtors Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, International Creditors Rights, Secured Creditors Rights, Unsecured Creditors Rights|
|Energy||Alternative Energy, Cogeneration, Electric Power, Electric Power Joint Ventures, Energy Acquisitions, Energy Competition, Energy Conservation, Energy Contracts, Energy Deregulation, Energy Facility Siting, Energy Finance, Energy Marketing, Energy Project Development, Energy Regulation, Federal Energy Regulation, Hydroelectricity, Hydroelectricity Licensing, Independent Power, International Energy Law, North American Energy Trade, Nuclear Energy, Power Pooling Contracts, Renewable Energy, Wholesale Power Contracts, Wind Energy|
|Entertainment Law||Art Law, Artists Rights, Cultural Property, Entertainment Contracts, Entertainment Finance, Entertainment Liability, Entertainment Litigation, Entertainment Syndication, Fine Arts, Interactive Multimedia Law, Motion Picture Finance, Motion Picture Production and, Distribution, Motion Pictures and Television, Multimedia Law, Museum Law, Music Copyright, Music Law, Music Licensing, Music Publishing, Theater Law, Video Law|
|Equipment Finance and Leasing||Equipment Finance, Equipment Leasing, Vehicle Leasing|
|Finance||Asset Based Finance, Asset Sales, Commercial Finance, Credit Enhancement, Cross Border Finance, Debt and Equity Finance, Debt Finance, Equity Finance, Eurobonds, Factoring Law, Finance Taxation, Financial Fraud, Financial Fraud Recovery, Financial Institution Bonds, Financial Institution Failures, Financial Institution Insolvency, Financial Institution Regulation, Financial Institution Reorganization, Financial Institutions Law, Financial Institutions Litigation, Financial Institutions Taxation, Financial Restructuring, International Commercial Finance, International Finance, Precious Metals Finance, Private Finance, Secured Finance, Securitization, Structured Finance, Unsecured Finance|
|Franchises and Franchising||Automotive Franchises and Dealerships, Dealership Law, Franchise Arbitration, Franchise Distribution, Franchise Law, Franchise Licensing, Franchise Litigation, Franchise Mediation, Franchise Regulation, Franchise Taxation, Franchise Termination, International Franchising|
|Fraud||Art Fraud, Automobile Fraud, Civil Fraud, Fraud, Identity Theft, Odometer Tampering|
|Health Care||Alternative Health Care Delivery, Systems, Bioethics, Certificates of Need, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Government Health Care Contracts, Health Care Administration, Health Care Bankruptcy, Health Care Compliance, Health Care Contracts, Health Care Corporate Law, Health Care Facility Licensing, Health Care Facility Regulation, Health Care Finance, Health Care Fraud, Health Care Insolvency, Health Care Legislation, Health Care Liability, Health Care Licensing, Health Care Litigation, Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions, Health Care Privacy, Health Care Reform, Health Care Regulation, Health Care Reimbursement, Health Care Taxation, Health Information Technology, Health Insurance, Health Insurance Coverage, Health Insurance Defense, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Ac, Health Insurance Trusts, Health Law, Health Maintenance Organizations, Home Health Care, Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems, Long Term Care, Managed Care, Managed Care Contracts, Managed Care Liability, Medical Antitrust, Medical Collections, Medical Ethics, Medical Law, Mental Health Law, Nurses Licensing, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Liability, Nursing Home Litigation, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Regulation, Nursing Law, Patients Rights, Pharmacy Law, Physician Practices, Physicians Contracts, Physicians Licensing, Public Health Law, Telemedicine|
|Hospital Law||Emergency Medical Services Law, Hospital Administration, Hospital Collections, Hospital Liability, Hospital Liability Defense, Hospital Negligence, Hospital Peer Review, Hospital Premises Liability, Hospital Privilege, Hospital Risk Management, Hospital Security, Medical Staff Contracts, Medical Staff Credentialing|
|Insurance||Accident Insurance, Automobile Insurance, Automobile Insurance Coverage, Automobile Liability, Captive Insurance, Casualty Insurance, Casualty Insurance Subrogation, Commercial Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Disability Insurance, Excess and Reinsurance, Excess Coverage, Extra Contractual Insurance Claims, Fidelity and Surety, Fidelity and Surety Bonds, Fire Insurance, Fire Insurance Subrogation, Fire Loss, First and Third Party Insurance, First Party Insurance, General Liability, Indemnity, Insurance Adjuster Liability, Insurance Administration, Insurance Agents and Brokers Defense, Insurance Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions, Insurance Agents and Brokers, Malpractice, Insurance Arbitration, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Collection, Insurance Company Demutualization, Insurance Company Taxation, Insurance Contracts, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Fraud, Insurance Guaranty Association Law, Insurance Insolvency, Insurance Investigations, Insurance Litigation, Insurance Mediation, Insurance Mergers and Acquisitions, Insurance Pooling Arrangements, Insurance Premium Fraud, Insurance Products, Insurance Rate Regulation, Insurance Receivership, Insurance Recovery, Insurance Regulation, Insurance Rehabilitation and Liquidation, Insurance Trusts, International Insurance, Life and Health Insurance, Life Insurance, No Fault Automobile Insurance, Personal Liability, Property Damage, Property Insurance, Property Insurance Coverage, Property Loss, Property Subrogation, Public Liability, Reinsurance, Reinsurance Arbitration, Reinsurance Mediation, Risk Management, Self Insured Law, Subrogation, Surety Bonds, Surety Law, Unfair Insurance Practices, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists, Uninsured and Underinsured, Motorists Arbitration|
|Insurance Defense||Arson and Insurance Fraud, Automobile Insurance Defense, Automobile Insurance Fraud Defense, Automobile Liability Defense, Casualty Insurance Defense, Commercial Insurance Defense, Disability Insurance Defense, Extra Contractual Insurance Defense, Fire Insurance Defense, First and Third Party Insurance Defense, First Party Insurance Defense, Flood Insurance Defense, General Liability Defense, Insurance Bad Faith Defense, Insurance Coverage Defense, Insurance Defense Subrogation, Insurance Fraud Defense, Life Insurance Defense, Loss Recovery, No Fault Auto Insurance Defense, Personal Liability Defense, Property Damage Defense, Property Insurance Defense, Public Liability Defense, Reinsurance Defense, Self Insured Defense, Surety Defense|
|Intellectual Property||Artistic Property, Brand Management, Chemical Intellectual Property, Electrical Intellectual Property, Electronic Intellectual Property, Industrial Models and Designs, Industrial Property, Industrial Property Rights, Intellectual Property Arbitration, Intellectual Property Enforcement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, Intellectual Property Procurement, Intellectual Property Prosecution, Intellectual Property Rights, International Intellectual Property, International Licensing, Internet Intellectual Property, Literary Property, Mechanical Intellectual Property, Medical Intellectual Property, Merchandising, New Media Law, Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property, Piracy, Proprietary Rights, Protection of Personality|
|International Law||Foreign Asset Control, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Hague Convention Proceedings, International Comparative Law, International Conflict of Laws, International Treaty Law, United Nations Law|
|International Trade||Africa Trade, Antidumping, Asia Trade, China Trade, Common Market Law, Countervailing Duties, Customs Law, Customs Seizures, Eastern Europe Trade, European Union Law, EU Competition, EU Legislation, Export Compliance, Export Finance, Export Regulation, Foreign Trade Sanctions, GATS, GATT, Import and Export Law, International Trade Arbitration, International Trade Commission Proceedings, International Trade Regulation, Japan Trade, Latin America Trade, Merger Control, Mexico Trade, Middle East Trade, North American Free Trade Agreement, Pacific Rim Trade, Russia Trade, Technology Export, Trade Finance, U.S. Foreign Trade Zones, World Trade Organization|
|Investment Law||Asia-Pacific Investment, Capital Markets, Consumer Financial Services, Cross Border Investment, Derivative Products, Emerging Markets, Financial Services Law, Financial Services Regulation, Foreign Investment, Foreign Investment in the United States, Hedge Funds, Institutional Investment Law, International Capital Markets, International Investment, International Venture Capital, Investment Banking Law, Investment Company Law, Investment Fraud, Investment in Eastern Europe, Investment in Latin America, Investment in Russia, Investment Management, Investment Partnerships, Investment Regulation, Mezzanine Finance, Mutual Funds, Political Risk Insurance, Private Equity, Syndication, Trust Investment, Venture Capital|
|Labor and Employment||Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination in Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Caregiver Discrimination, Child Labor Law, Civil Service, Collective Bargaining, Confidentiality Agreements, Covenants Not To Compete, Employee Discipline, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Leasing, Employee Privacy, Employee Rights, Employer Intentional Torts, Employer Liability, Employer Rights, Employment Arbitration, Employment at Will, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Civil Rights, Employment Claims, Employment Class Actions, Employment Contracts, Employment Defense, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Employment Mediation, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Employment Rights, Employment Termination, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Executive Employment Law, Executive Severance Contracts, Executive Transfers, Fair Employment Practices, Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Employment Law, Harassment, Human Resources Law, International Employment Contracts, International Labor Law, Labor Antitrust, Labor Arbitration, Labor Law, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Labor Strikes, Management Employment Law, Management Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Origin Discrimination, Negligent Hiring, Noncompete Litigation, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Agreements, Outsourcing, Personnel Policies, Personnel Training, Pregnancy Discrimination, Prevailing Wage Litigation, Public Sector Collective Bargaining, Public Sector Employment Law, Public Sector Labor Relations, Reductions in Force, Restrictive Covenants, Retaliatory Discharge, Security Clearances, Sexual Harassment, Title VII Discrimination, Unfair Labor Practices, Uniformed Services Employment, and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Union Contract Negotiations, Union Elections, Union Labor Law, Union Organization, Wage and Hour Class Actions, Wage and Hour Law, WARN Act, Whistleblower Litigation, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Termination Defense|
|Leases and Leasing||Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial Leasing, Evictions, Industrial Leasing, International Leasing, Landlord and Tenant Law, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Office Leasing, Rent Control, Retail Leasing, Shopping Center Leasing, Unlawful Detainer|
|Litigation||Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||Business Acquisitions, Business Divestitures, International Merger Notification, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts, Merger Reorganization, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Mergers and Acquisitions Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation, Premerger Notification, Spin-Offs|
|Natural Resources||Coal Mining, Commercial Fishing Law, Conservation Law, Drainage and Levee, Drainage Law, Fisheries Law, Flood Control, Forestry Law, Geothermal Resources, International Mining Law, International Oil and Gas Law, International Petroleum Law, Land Reclamation, Liquefied Natural Gas, Mine Safety, Mineral Law, Mineral Leasing, Mineral Rights, Mineral Royalties, Mineral Taxation, Mineral Title, Mining Law, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Contracts, Natural Gas Pipelines, Natural Gas Regulation, Offshore Oil and Gas Law, Oil and Gas Acquisitions, Oil and Gas Arbitration, Oil and Gas Conservation, Oil and Gas Contracts, Oil and Gas Exploration, Oil and Gas Finance, Oil and Gas Law, Oil and Gas Leasing, Oil and Gas Litigation, Oil and Gas Pipelines, Oil and Gas Regulation, Oil and Gas Taxation, Oil and Gas Title Examination, Oil and Gas Transportation, Oilfield Drilling, Oilfield Personal Injury, Petroleum Contracts, Petroleum Law, Petroleum Marketing, Petroleum Trading, Public Land Law, Refinery Injuries, Riparian Rights, Surface Mining, Timber and Logging Law, Water Law, Water Rights|
|Partnership Law||Family Limited Partnerships, Family Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Partnership Dissolution, Partnership Formation, Partnership Organization, Partnership Syndication, Partnership Taxation|
|Personal Injury||Accidents, Animal Attacks, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Dog Bites, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Work Place Injury, Whiplash, Wrongful Death|
|Premises Liability||Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Premises Liability Defense, Premises Security, Private Security Litigation|
|Products Liability||Airbag Injury, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Automotive Crashworthiness, Automotive Design Liability, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Warranty Law, Bicycle Products Liability, Biomedical Products Liability, Blood Bank Liability, Breach of Warranty, Breast Implant Litigation, Chemical Explosions, Chemical Products Liability, Dalkon Shield Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Drug Contamination, Elevator Liability, Engineering Products Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Escalator Liability, Explosions, Firearms Litigation, Flammable Fabrics, Food Borne Disease, Food Products Liability, Gas Explosions, Heart Device Litigation, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Industrial Products Liability, Lemon Law, Manufacturers Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Office Equipment Products Liability, Product Defects, Product Failure, Product Recall, Product Safety|
partner/attorney | Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
2017 - 2017
Business law attorney
JD | texas tech school of law
2002 - 2005
Summa cum laude
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