Lynn Kelly

Rated 10.0 “Superb” on Avvo by clients.


  • More than 130 jury trials in Texas state courts
  • Former Dallas County Prosecutor
  • Assistant Vice President and Legal Counsel, D.R. Horton, Inc.
  • Attorney, Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP
  • Managing Attorney/Claims Legal Counsel, Nationwide Insurance, North Texas
  • Of Counsel, Lynn, Pham & Ross


Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1989

  • Full academic scholarship; Graduated in top 1/3 of class
  • Law clerk, California Attorney General’s Office, Los Angeles

Abilene Christian University, B.A., 1986, magna cum laude

  • 4.0 GPA in major (government); Academic and music scholarships
  • Crime Victim Assistance Coordinator, Taylor County District Attorney
  • Fellow, Center for the Study of the Presidency, 1985-86

Honors and Professional Involvement

  • Selected by peers to Fort Worth, Texas Magazine’s Top Attorneys nine (9) times
  • Top Tarrant County Women-Owned Businesses, Fort Worth Business Press, June 2011
  • Member, Texas State Bar, since 1989
  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Tarrant County Bar Association Women Attorneys Section, 2014, 2015
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Admitted to Practice in All Texas State Courts
  • Admitted to Practice in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Certified Attorney Ad Litem
  • Member, Texas Association of Mediators
  • Adjunct Lecturer, TCU Neeley School of Business, Tandy Center for Executive Leadership, 2011
  • Editor, Thomson Reuters, Legal Costs for PPC’s Guide to Management Letter Comments — Expense Reduction Recommendations, 2011

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Fortress Youth Development Center, 2015 – present
  • Board of Directors, The Parenting Center, 2012 – 15
  • Board of Directors, Open Arms Home, Inc. 2004-5
  • Soprano, Fort Worth Baroque Society


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