Skip to main content
Kimberly S. Keller

Kimberly S. Keller

Practice areas:

Appeals, Litigation

How would you rate this lawyer?

If you’re a current or former client, share your thoughts (anonymously, if you prefer). Would you recommend this lawyer to other clients?

Review Kimberly Keller

About Me

Kim Keller serves as advisor to trial lawyers nationwide in complex and multi-district/class action litigation, as well as in other forms of civil litigation in state and federal court. Her experience as appellate advisor involves all types of cases, such as commercial litigation, eminent domain, employment law, and varying forms of personal injury law. She has served as lead appellate counsel in over 200 direct appeals, interlocutory appeals, and mandamus proceedings. Kim has been admitted to practice before district and appellate courts across the country, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.


 


Kim received her law degree magna cum laude in 1999 from Saint Mary's University School of Law, where she was awarded the Advocate of the Year Award and served on the Editorial Board of the Saint Mary's Law Journal. Before starting her own firm, Kim was a litigation associate for a multi-national law firm and then served as a Briefing Attorney for the Hon. Paul W. Green at the Fourth Court of Appeals. During her time as a Briefing Attorney, Kim discovered her passion for appellate law and gathered the unique experience of working firsthand with appellate justices as they analyzed and disposed of appeals.


 


Earlier in her practice, Kim served as an Assistant Professor of Law in the Criminal Justice Department of the University of Texas at San Antonio. During her five years there, Kim developed the Department's first moot court program and was named Phi Alpha Delta "Professor of the Year." Kim was also an Adjunct Professor for Saint Mary's University School of Law, serving as Moot Court Advocacy  Coach for numerous state and national championship teams.


 


Kim is a frequent author, having published numerous continuing legal education articles and nine law review and academic journal articles. Kim's law review and academic journal articles have received national recognition, including being cited as authority by the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the appellate courts of Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Tennessee, as well as by over 40 legal scholars in peer-reviewed publications. Her research in the area of expert testimony and cyberlaw has resulted in Kim being interviewed by international press organizations and being requested by the Texas Senate to present her research at committee meetings.

More 

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Appeals: 95%
    16 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 5%
    14 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Gregory Don Sherwood

    Ms. Keller and I represented co-defendants in a federal appeal argued at the Fifth Circuit in the summer of 2013. Her briefs were well-written and her oral argument to the court was concise and well-reasoned. I recommend this attorney for clients looking for appellate representation in her locale.

    More 

    Gregory Sherwood Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michael J. Murray

    I endorse this lawyer.

    More 

    Michael Murray Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Keller Stolarczyk PLLC

234 West Bandera Road
No. 120
Boerne, TX, 78006

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ARAuthorized to practice201006/23/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199905/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Best Lawyer in San AntonioScene in SA Magazine2012
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Best Lawyer in San AntonioScene in SA Magazine2011
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2006
Best Appellate LawyersScene in SA Monthly2006
Professor of the YearPhi Alpha Delta2003
Honorable Mention - Best Law Review ArticleState Bar of Texas2003
Outstanding Advocate of the YearSt. Mary's University School of Law1999
Editorial BoardSt. Mary's Law Journal1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKeller Stolarczyk PLLC2011 - Present
Director of Advocacy ProgramUniversity of Texas at San Antonio2003 - 2005
Assistant Professor of LawUniversity of Texas at San Antonio2002 - 2007
PrincipalKeller Law Firm2002 - Present
Briefing AttorneyFourth District Court of Appeals2000 - 2002
Adjunct Professor of Appellate AdvocacySt. Mary's University School of Law2000 - Present
AssociateBracewell & Giuliani1999 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Bar Appellate SectionMember2002 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CRIMINAL JUSTICEEx-Offenders Need Not Apply: The Criminal Background Check in Hiring Decisions2005
SECURITY JOURNALOvercoming the Daubert Hurdle: A Study of Security-Related Expert Testimony2004
ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNALCivility in the Courtroom: A Study of the Judiciary’s Perceptions of Ethical Consideration in the Courtroom2004
SOUTH TEXAS LAW REVIEWSobering Up Daubert: Problems Associated with Alcohol-Related Expert Testimony after Mata v. State2004
ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNALPrivacy Lost: The Attenuation of Texas’s Article I, Section 9 & the Fourth Amendment2003
ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNALBridging the Analytical Gap: The Gammill Alternative to Overcoming Robinson & Havner Challenges to Expert Testimony2002
ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNALJury Erosion: The Effects of Robinson, Havner, & Gammill on the Role of Texas Juries2001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Mary's UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)law1999
University of Texas at San AntonioEnglishB.A.1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Kendall County Bar AssociationExpert Testimony2011
Extreme Family Law MakeoverAppeals in Family Law Cases2011
Eminent Domain & TakingsAppeals2011
Traps for the UnwaryLegal Sufficiency of Causation Evidence2010
San Antonio Bar AssociationExpert Testimony2010
The Jury TrialExpert Testimony2009
San Antonio Bar Brown BagUpdated Expert Witness2009
Bench Motions & TrialsExpert Testimony Issues2009