Kelli B. Smith, Associate

                        Kelli B. Smith

409.654.6700
Beaumont Office

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.  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. 

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
  • Recipient, 2010 Germer Barrister's Award

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

  • Regina Howell PTA
  • Westend Little League
  • Beaumont Youth Soccer Club
  • Jefferson County Bar Association Pro Bono Program
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Gusher United Soccer Club
  • Art Museum of Southeast Texas
  • Humane Society of Southeast Texas

Contact Information

Email Address:
Phone:
409.654.6700
Location:
Beaumont Office