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Derek L. Montgomery’s practice is primarily devoted to representing clients in complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Montgomery routinely practices in state and federal forums throughout Texas, with particular emphasis in North Texas. He has also handled litigation matters in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio, and Wyoming. Mr. Montgomery represents manufacturers, individual investors and investment firms, on-line travel companies, oil and gas operators, mineral owners, and working interest owners. He also has experience representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, professional malpractice lawsuits, general real property disputes, and parental termination proceedings.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    10 years
  2. Appeals: 50%
    10 years



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Contact info

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

201 Main Street
Suite 2500
Fort Worth, TX, 76102-3129


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200601/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Texas Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Texas Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Texas Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKelly Hart & Hallman LLP2007 - Present
Briefing AttorneySecond District Court of Appeal2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2012 - Present
Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of CourtMember2008 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Appellate AdvocateTexas Court of Appeals Update - Procedural2013
The Appellate AdvocateTexas Court of Appeals Update - Procedural2012
The Appellate AdvocateTexas Court of Appeals Update - Procedural2011
The Appellate AdvocateTexas Court of Appeals Update - Procedural2010
The Appellate AdvocateTexas Court of Appeals Update - Procedural2009
The Appellate AdvocateA View From the Cheap Seats: The Top Ten Tips for Appellate Attorneys from Law Clerks2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2006
Texas A&M UniversityN/AB.B.A.2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Arbitration, Forum Selection, and Jury Waiver ProvisionsAvoiding the Runaway Jury2008
32nd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation ConferenceArbitration and the Judicial System: Trends, Tips, and the Changing Relationship Between Arbitration and the Courts2008
17th Annual Conference on State and Federal AppealsGetting What You Want: Emergency Relief in the Appellate Courts2007