Kelly Hollingsworth

Kelly Hollingsworth

Kelly received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1990, where he earned distinction in the study of finance, and was a faculty appointee to the Student Leadership Council, all while working full time throughout. Kelly earned his law degree in 1995 from Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, during which he won outstanding brief in advanced moot court, was on the Dean’s List, and earned top honors in the study of advanced labor law. Following law school, Kelly clerked for United States Magistrate Judge William F. Sanderson, Jr., in the Dallas Division of the Northern District of Texas. Prior to joining the Beal Law Firm, Kelly was a partner at Godwin Gruber, LLP and Glast, Phillips & Murray, LLP., both in Dallas, and founded and operated his own firm. Just following his clerkship, Kelly was an associate with Haynes & Boone, LLP, and a Senior Associate at the Dallas office of Bickel & Brewer, a national litigation boutique.

Kelly is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is licensed to practice in all the federal and state courts in Texas. He is also licensed to practice before Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Over twenty-five years of trial practice across the State of Texas (from Marshall to Muleshoe and Laredo to Lipscomb, in addition to years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area) have convinced Kelly that the fundamentals are critical, no matter the population of the venue or the size of your case: know the facts of your case and know every conceivable legal standard that could control those facts.

 

EDUCATION

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

  • Degree: Juris Doctor – May, 1995
  • Honors and Activities:
    • Top Paper – Advance Labor Law Seminar
    • Dean’s Scholar and Dean’s List
    • Outstanding Oralist – 1993 Moot Court
    • Top Ten Briefs – 1994 Moot Court
    • Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Team
    • Business Counseling Clinic

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science, 1990
  • Major: Political Science

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Beal Law Firm, P.L.L.C. – Southlake, Texas, 2018-2022 – Senior Attorney Exclusively family law
  • Laney & Bollinger, L.L.P. – Plainview, Texas, 2014-2018 – Partner Family, criminal defense, personal injury, and business litigation practice
  • K. Hollingsworth & Assoc., P.C. – Dallas, Texas, 2003-2004; 2011-2014 Diverse litigation and appellate practice in business, personal injury, and family law
  • Glast Phillips & Murray, P.C. – Dallas, 2004-2010 – Member Numerous business and family law jury and bench trials and appellate work
  • Godwin Gruber, L.L.P. – Dallas, 2000-2003 – Partner Commercial litigation and family law
  • Bickel & Brewer – Dallas, Texas, 1998-2000 – Senior Associate Commercial litigation: class action defense, and multi-jurisdiction litigation
  • Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. – Dallas, Texas, 1996-1997 – Associate Business Litigation
  • Honorable William F. Sanderson, Jr. – 1995-1996 – Law Clerk Law Clerk to United States Magistrate Judge in Northern District of Texas

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • South Plains Trial Lawyers Association

PUBLICATIONS

Uber Unfair Competition in the Taxi Industry, Global Competition Review, May 20, 2014

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Guest Lecturer in Business Law – Wayland Baptist University

REPORTED CASES

  • Exchequer Financial Group, Inc. v. Stratum Development, Inc., 239 S.W.3d 899 (Tex.App.—Dallas 2007, no pet.)
  • In Re: Adolfo Giovanni Tieri, 283 S.W.3d 889 (Tex.App.—Tyler 2008, orig. proceeding)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Int’l Airport Bd. v. Ass’n of Taxicab Operators, USA, 335 S.W.3d 361 (Tex.App.—Dallas 2010, no petition)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Int’l Airport Bd. v. Ass’n of Taxicab Operators, USA, Cause No. 05-12-00777-CV
  • Ass’n of Taxicab Operators, USA v. City of Dallas, 720 F.3d 534 (5th Cir. 2013) Leighton v. Rebeles, 343 S.W.3d 270 (Tex.App.—Dallas 2011, no petition)
  • Leighton v. Rebeles, 399 S.W.3d 721 (Tex.App.—Dallas 2013, no petition)

COMMUNITY

  • Director – Crisis Center for the Plains
  • Director – Amherst Christian Retreat Center