Kelly Franklin Bagnall is a partner in Holland & Knight's Dallas office and focuses her practice on hospitality as a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice group. Ms. Bagnall's practice centers on matters that impact or relate to operations of hotels and resorts, and includes general business counseling and commercial litigation. She has developed strong client relationships with national hospitality companies and ownership groups, representing management entities, as well as management entities, in a variety of matters, such as dispute resolution, leasing, trademark, data breach, event contracts and negotiating a wide range of supplier/vendor agreements, including those with online travel companies and sales intermediaries.

Ms. Bagnall also works with clients in the commercial real estate and construction-related industries. Ms. Bagnall's practice includes client representation in a variety of disputes involving breach of contract and property damage claims, antitrust prevention and evaluation, ADA compliance, policy and procedure review, products and premises liability issues, deceptive trade practices/consumer protection laws, landlord/tenant disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, franchise disputes, creditors' rights and collection matters, labor and employment issues, and various discrimination matters.


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D.
  • Southern Methodist University, B.B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • National Association of Credit Management
  • Professional Convention Management Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Hotel & Lodging Association
  • California Hotel & Lodging Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, 2019-2021, 2023, 2024
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020, 2021


Speaking Engagements