Lynn Waller Kelly, J.D.

Lynn Waller Kelly

Fort Worth Office
777 Main Street, Suite 550
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Lynn Waller Kelly, J.D., Partner, received her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law where she was awarded a full academic scholarship. She has practiced law in North Texas since 1989 and has advocated for clients in front of hundreds of Texas juries.

As Associate Judge of Tarrant County Probate Court 2 from 2017 – 2023, she presided over more than 6,000 probate hearings. Her current practice focuses on representing clients in probate matters, estate litigation, and guardianship proceedings throughout North Texas. She also serves as mediator in contested probate litigation matters, bringing her judicial and advocacy experiences to the table to resolve conflicts.

Lynn has been a featured speaker for Texas Guardianship Association, Baylor Law School, Texas A&M Law School, Tarrant County Bar Association, North Texas Probate Bar Association, and support groups for parents of children with special needs.

Education & Accreditations

    • Pepperdine University School of Law (1989)
      Dean’s Merit, DeMarco, and President’s Scholarships
    • Abilene Christian University (1986)
      B.A. in Government magna cum laude
    • State Bar of Texas

Honors & Awards

      • Recognized by 360 West magazine as a Top Attorney (2017)
      • Recognized by Fort Worth, Texas magazine as one of Tarrant County’s Top Attorneys (2003-2004,2006,2010-2016)
      • Named Power Attorney by the Fort Worth Business Press (2014)
      • State Bar of Texas award for Best Series of Articles – Feature for series of judicial profiles in Tarrant County Bar Bulletin (2011-2012)

    Professional Memberships & Designations

        • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
        • Board of Directors, Fortress Youth Development Center (2015-2017)
        • Board of Directors, Tarrant County Bar Association Women Attorneys Section (2014-2016)
        • Board of Directors, The Parenting Center (2012-2015)