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Kimberly S. Keller

Appeals Attorney at Boerne, TX

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About Kimberly

Learn Kimberly’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    95%

    24 years, 100 cases

  2. Litigation
    5%

    22 years

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.

Licensed for 23 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/05/2022
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Keller Stolarczyk PLLC
234 West Bandera Road
No. 120
Boerne, TX, 78006

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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Keller Stolarczyk PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Principal
  • Keller Law Firm
  • 2002 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Director of Advocacy Program
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Assistant Professor of Law
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Briefing Attorney
  • Fourth District Court of Appeals
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Bracewell & Giuliani
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • St. Mary's University
  • law
  • 1999
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • B.A.
  • 1995

Associations

  • Texas Bar Appellate Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Best Appellate Lawyers
  • Scene in SA Monthly
  • 2006
  • Professor of the Year
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • 2003
  • Honorable Mention - Best Law Review Article
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2003
  • Outstanding Advocate of the Year
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 1999
  • Editorial Board
  • St. Mary's Law Journal
  • 1998
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Publications

  • JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CRIMINAL JUSTICE
  • Ex-Offenders Need Not Apply: The Criminal Background Check in Hiring Decisions
  • 2005
  • SECURITY JOURNAL
  • Overcoming the Daubert Hurdle: A Study of Security-Related Expert Testimony
  • 2004
  • ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNAL
  • Civility in the Courtroom: A Study of the Judiciary’s Perceptions of Ethical Consideration in the Courtroom
  • 2004
  • SOUTH TEXAS LAW REVIEW
  • Sobering Up Daubert: Problems Associated with Alcohol-Related Expert Testimony after Mata v. State
  • 2004
  • ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNAL
  • Privacy Lost: The Attenuation of Texas’s Article I, Section 9 & the Fourth Amendment
  • 2003
  • ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNAL
  • Bridging the Analytical Gap: The Gammill Alternative to Overcoming Robinson & Havner Challenges to Expert Testimony
  • 2002
  • ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNAL
  • Jury Erosion: The Effects of Robinson, Havner, & Gammill on the Role of Texas Juries
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Kendall County Bar Association
  • Expert Testimony
  • 2011
  • Eminent Domain & Takings
  • Appeals
  • 2011
  • Traps for the Unwary
  • Legal Sufficiency of Causation Evidence
  • 2010
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Expert Testimony
  • 2010
  • The Jury Trial
  • Expert Testimony
  • 2009
  • San Antonio Bar Brown Bag
  • Updated Expert Witness
  • 2009
  • Bench Motions & Trials
  • Expert Testimony Issues
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Kimberly
Appeals Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"After working together for months on a case that had been accepted for review by the Texas Supreme Court, it was apparent that Kim was knowledgeable about the case, the procedure, and the judges. If we ever have a complicated case that needs an appeal, Kim will be the first call we make! We wholeheartedly recommend Kim for all of your appellate work!"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kimberly for almost 20 years. She is one of the most detail oriented and hardest working lawyers I know. She also fights extremely hard to protect her client's interests. You will be in very good hands with her on your side."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Other
"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."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kim is the best appellate lawyer in Texas, hands down."
Appeals Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kim is a first class appellate attorney."
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