Kelli B. 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 Attorney Beaumont Texas, including products liability, insurance defense, professional malpractice defense, and class and complex litigation.