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Kelly West Decker

Litigation Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

5.0   9 reviews

About Kelly

Learn Kelly’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    25%
    Divorce, modification, child support, premarital agreement negotiation and conservatorship, custody, mediation, trial, temporary orders

    17 years, 150 cases

  2. Litigation
    25%
    General and commercial litigation including suits against insurance companies, fraud and breach of contract in real estate transactions, negligence in closings having to do with minerals and defense of claims brought by professional partners, collections and other torts.

    17 years, 75 cases

  3. Child custody
    20%
    Conservatorship, rights and duties, standard possession order, morality provision, child election, election to expanded standard, drug and alcohol use.

    17 years, 150 cases

  4. Child support
    15%
    Max child support, enforcing child support, defending against child support collection, contempt of child support.

    17 years, 150 cases

  5. Divorce and separation
    15%
    Diving assets, confirming separate property, litigating prenups, selling property in the divorce, mediation, recievership, spousal support.

    17 years, 125 cases

Kelly Decker practices family law and civil litigation. Ms. Decker focuses on complex divorce cases that require experience and knowledge in real estate, business and probate law. Her background is distinguished by years of trial and appellate experience in real estate, oil & gas, contract and fiduciary duty litigation.

Ms. Decker represents individuals needing pre-nuptual agreements for various reasons such as asset or business protection, to protect children from a prior marriage or to simply avoid a costly divorce. Having experience litigating the “just and right” division in a divorce gives her that much more ability to draft excellent pre and post nuptial agreements for her clients.

Additionally, Ms. Decker represents businesses in varied litigation matters and serves as outside general counsel to the needs of small to medium sized local businesses.

For an appointment with Kelly Decker, please call her. Follow Ms. Decker on Twitter @kellydeckerlaw

Licensed for 17 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kelly

Decker Poole, PLLC
6300 Ridglea Place Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX, 76116

Reviews

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Posted by Lisa | October 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great!
Kelly assisted with my divorce and she was amazing through the entire thing. She is knowledgeable and realistic. She won’t convince you to “over reach” and displays compassion and sympathy throughput the process. Furthermore, she got the judge to agree to my ex signing a voluntary parental relinquishment of my son, which I hear is actually pretty difficult. Her and her entire staff were attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly throughout processes that are naturally difficult. I would definitely hire her again.
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Posted by Teri | January 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hope When I Thought There Was None
You know that slimy, slick feeling you may get when speaking to a lawyer? Not for a moment did I ever feel that way with Kelly. She was gracious enough to take my custody case when my previous lawyer failed and I thought I stood no chance at winning custody of my kids. Kelly was kind, firm, and my voice of reason when I thought I was drowning. She left no stone unturned against my ex and destroyed any credibility he thought he had. Not to mention, she was incredibly polite, organized, and likeable in front of the judge. I say with absolute honesty that I never would have won custody without Kelly. She knew exactly how to pick apart his lies and show the judge why he was unfit to have them. Kelly is worth her weight in gold. I thank my lucky stars every night knowing that my kids are where they belong.
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Posted by Laura | March 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney! Highly recommended!
Kelly did an excellent job helping my husband and me get custody of our granddaughter. The judge had already made up her mind before hearing any of the litigants, but Kelly convinced the judge to listen to our side. Kelly used her skills to get the family court judge to do a complete 180 and find for us. Thank you, Kelly. We will be forever grateful to you for helping us rescue a little girl from a terrible situation.
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Posted by Murray | December 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectations
Kelly helped our family with a custody/visitation issue involving a grandmother's rights after the death of her son. This was a highly contentious, emotional, volatile situation with complex legal issues attached. Kelly guided us through the myriad legal issues and emotional entanglements to a very favorable outcome. We brought Kelly a difficult fact situation which she successfully resolved. She is a good communicator with impeccable integrity, high energy, focus and a strong command of the legal issues in the family law environment. She is awesome!
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Posted by TC | July 22, 2014
A great attorney
I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone who is looking for an attorney. Kelly was not only my attorney she was someone who will be there for you, during what has to be a trying and turbulent time. Kelly listened to my issues/concerns and I was not just a number to her. Kelly was thoughtful and honest in her assement of my case, taking into account my fears and while being forthright and honest she was also compassionate with me. Kelly guided me through the divorce process which can be painful, with a gentle hand and a caring that is not present in many lawyers. Kelly worked with me to achieve the best possible result for me which was great. If I am ever again in need of an attorney, Kelly will be my first and only choice.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2014
A Great Lawyer During A Trying Time
I knew immediately that Kelly was the attorney for me. She was very good at explaining every aspect of my case and fought for what was most important to me as a father. Kelly has outstanding communication skills and was very knowledgeable. I could not have asked for a better attorney or friend to help me through my ordeal. Kelly was personable, straight-forward, and provided the results she had promised from the temporary agreement to the final decree. In fact I may have made her work harder by not allowing her to use all of her legal talent. Compared to the other lawyers I know from the corporate world she is not stodgy, condescending, or short in her conversation. I was glad to work with someone who didn't just treat me like a client. I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone needing a fair, hardworking lawyer who will not only work for you, but also with you. I am very pleased with the resulting outcome of my case.
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Posted by Denise | January 30, 2014
Highly Recommend!
My husband and I hired Kelly to create our Wills and Power of Attorneys. We are so glad we did! She was very professional and knowledgeable, as well as easy to talk to, especially regarding these difficult topics. I am completely confident that our daughter will be taken care of if something should happen to myself and my husband, and I owe that confidence to Kelly.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2012
Many Thanks!!
Kelly~ Thank you so very much for taking the time this afternoon to speak with me about my situation. It is obviously highly sensitive and very tough to think of losing custody of my little boy. You made me feel completely comfortable and at ease in the short amount of time we spoke, and that isn't easy to do with the matter at hand. I look forward to meeting you and discussing this further...I simply want to be ready to pull the trigger if need be. With that said, being comfortable and trusting an attorney is the first step. I have heard nothing but great things about you and my first impression of you was awesome to say the least. Thank you again for everything and I will see you next Wednesday. Have a wonderful day!
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Posted by Greg | October 18, 2011
Fantastic experience in a difficult situation
I would highly recommend Kelly Decker to anyone needing an attorney. She was extremely helpful during a very difficult divorce proceeding. Kelly was not only knowledgable about the legal details, but she was also very personable and professional in every way. She answered all of my questions quickly and accurately, and helped me resolve the case as quickly as possible. I could not have asked for anything more!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder/partner
  • Decker Jones, PC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate
  • Brown Pruitt Peterson & Wambsganss, PC
  • 2005 - 2007

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Hatbreeze v. Mcalister et al
  • Obtained Judgment for client in $142,024.

Associations

  • Love Our Local Animals Non-Profit
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Junior League of Fort Worth
  • Active
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is an excellent resource in Tarrant County. She is a brilliant woman and creative at solving problems."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is one of the best family law attorneys in Ft. Worth. I have had several cases with Kelly and she is always well prepared, knows the applicable law and she aggressively fights for her client. I highly recommend Kelly if your facing a divorce or a child custody case."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been involved in a case with Kelly and found her to be very professional, intelligent, and a good advocate for her client."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kelly is a zealous advocate and a true professional."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a great advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a wonderful, caring family law attorney that gets no nonsense resolution every time!"
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Decker's skill, knowledge and professionalism far exceed her years of experience. Having just completed a difficult lawsuit with Ms. Decker as opposing counsel, I know her clients feel she makes it her goal to deliver everything the law allows. Ms. Decker is one of the few good lawyers, that does what she says, and means what she says. Definitely a credit to our profession."
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