Kelli B. Smith

Associate


Email Address: ksmith@germer.com

Phone: 409.654.6700

Location: Beaumont Office

Overview

Kelli Smith graduated magna cum laude from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance in 1994. She earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law in 1998.  While attending law school, she was a Teaching Quizmaster, an associate editor of the Texas Journal of Women and The Law, and excelled in Moot Court competitions.  She has been with GERMER since 1998 and has extensive experience handling appeals in state and federal courts, including more than 40 reported and unreported opinions.  Kelli is admitted to practice before all Texas courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Kelli is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Jefferson County Bar Association, Jefferson County Bar Journal Editorial Committee, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Michelle Mehaffy American Inns of Court, the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas, and the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit.

Kelli’s experience is in appellate practice and general civil litigation, including products liability, insurance defense, professional malpractice defense, and class and complex litigation.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer in 1998

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – 1998
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • All Texas state courts
    • The United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
    • Juris Doctor – with honors – 1998
  • Lamar University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration – magna cum laude – Finance – 1994

Recognitions and Honors

  • Nominee, 2006-2007 Jefferson County Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • Nominee, 2007-2008 Jefferson County Oustanding Young Lawyer

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Journal Editorial Committee
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Michelle Mehaffy American Inns of Court
  • Appellate Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

Interests

  • Traveling
  • Sporting events
  • Spending time with her husband and two children

Civic Involvement

  • West Brook PTA
  • Regina Howell PTA
  • Liverpool FCA
  • Beaumont Youth Soccer Club
  • Jefferson County Bar Association Pro Bono Program
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Art Museum of Southeast Texas
  • Humane Society of Southeast Texas
  • West Brook Soccer Booster Club
  • West Brook Football Booster Club
  • Gladiators Baseball

Beaumont:

GERMER PLLC
550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
Fax: 409.835.2115
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GERMER BEAMAN & BROWN PLLC
301 Congress Avenue, Suite 1700
Austin, Texas 78701
Ph: 512.472.0288
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Houston:

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America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
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