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Kimberly Keller

Profile Summary

Kim Keller has lead appellate counsel in over 350 appeals and mandamus petitions, including appearances before the Supreme Court of the United States, Supreme Court of Texas, Supreme Court of Arkansas, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and various intermediate state appellate courts across the country. Research & writing consultant, along with oral argument assistance, on dispositive motions in trial settings, including summary judgment motions, jury charge conferences, Daubert challenges, motions for new trial in trials across the country. Consultant on class action, multi-district litigation, and catastrophic injury cases across the country.

Profile:

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Law
  • Trial Lawyer

 

Affiliations

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Appellate Section, Texas Bar
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Kendall County Bar Association
  • Kerr County Bar Association

 

Education

  • DOCTORATE OF JURISPRUDENCE, 1999 St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, TexasMagna Cum Laude (Top 5%) Editorial Board Member, St. Mary’s Law Journal
  • Recipient, OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD (1999)BACHELOR OF ARTS, 1995
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, TexasMajor: English, with Emphasis in Philosophical WritingCum Laude

 

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

 

Law Review/Journal Publications

  • Civility in the Courtroom: A Study of the Judiciary’s Perceptions of Ethical Consideration in the Courtroom, ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNAL (2005)
  • Sobering Up Daubert: Problems Associated with Alcohol-Related Expert Testimony after Mata v. State, SOUTH TEXAS LAW REVIEW (2004)– cited by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Henstridge v. State–cited by the high courts of Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, Tennesee, and over 40 legal scholar in peer-reviewed publications
  • Overcoming the Daubert Hurdle: A Study of Security-Related Expert Testimony, SECURITY JOURNAL (2004)
  • Privacy Lost: The Attenuation of Texas’s Article I, Section 9 & the Fourth Amendment, 34 ST. MARY’S L. J. 429 (2003).– Honorable Mention, Texas Bar’s “Most Outstanding Law Review Article of 2003”
  • Bridging the Analytical Gap: The Gammill Alternative to Overcoming Robinson & Havner Challenges to Expert Testimony, 33 ST. MARY’S L. J. 394 (2001)–cited by the Supreme Court of Texas, City of San Antonio v. Pollock– cited by Fourth Court of Appeals, Vasquez v. Hyundai Motor Co.– cited by Second Court of Appeals, Allstate Texas Lloyds v. Mason
  • Jury Erosion: The Effects of Robinson, Havner, & Gammill on the Role of Texas Juries, 32 ST. MARY’S L. J. 383 (2001)– cited by Fourth Court of Appeals, Missouri Pacific Railroad v. Navarro
  • Is Roe on the Rocks: Implications of the “Partial Birth Abortion” Ban on the Ever-Diminishing Right to Privacy, RUTGERS WOMEN’S LAW REVIEW (July 2005).
  • Ex-Offenders Need Not Apply: The Criminal Background Check in Hiring Decisions, JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CRIMINAL JUSTICE (2005).
  • The Constitutionality of Protecting Minors from Harmful Internet Material in Public Libraries, 30 ST. MARY’S L. J. 549 (1999)
  • Strategies for Addressing Expert Testimony on Appeal, The Appellate Advocate, Vol. XV, No. 4 (2003)
  • The Ramifications of House Bill 4 on Texas Attorneys, SAN ANTONIO LAWYER MAG., Vol.9, Iss.4 (2003)
  • Ms. Keller has also authored numerous articles presented at Continuing Legal Education seminars for attorneys.

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