• US SUPREME COURT                                                                                 STATE OF TEXAS                                                  

  • US COURT OF APPEALS - 5TH CIRCUIT                                                    Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law

  • US COURTS OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT              ​                                      STATE OF COLORADO        


        Former Member of the Admissions Committee to the Waco Division 

Professional Experience


1998- Present      Private Law Practice

                             The Law Offices of Susan N. Kelly


1992 - 1998           Prosecutor

                             McLennan County District Attorney's Office




1989 - 1991           Briefing / Research Attorney

                             Court of Appeals, Tenth Supreme Judicial District


                             Private Law Practice - Susan N. Kelly


                            Adjunct Instructor

                            McLennan Community College

                            Paralegal and Criminal Justice Departments


2012 - 2019          Trained Lawyers how to try Criminal cases at the                                 Tim Evans Texas Criminal Trial College in                                               Hunstville, Texas 

Handled full range of criminal cases, both felonies and misdemeanors, from indictment through appeal; received special state-wide awards for prosecution of arson cases and cases involving injury to children.

Current Professional Organizations
  • State Bar of Texas, past member of the Law Practice Management Committee

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Director, 2014-Present

  • Waco - McLennan County Bar Association, Current President, 2018-2019; Director, 2012 - Present

  • McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyers  Association, President 2005

  • Bar Association of the 5th Federal Circuit

  • National Association of Professional Women

Awards and Specialties

  • Nation's Top One Percent 2015-2016, 2019

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel

  • National Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2014-2018

  • Lawyers of Distinction - Criminal Defense Law 2019

Very active in the Cultural Arts: Waco Civic Theatre, past director, 

Past President 1994 - 1995, performer / volunteer in numerous productions; Waco Art Center, past director and Vice-Chair; Waco Cultural Arts Festival. 


1986  Juris Doctor, Baylor University School of Law

1984  Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University

               (Concentration in Speech)


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