Stacy Kelly is a private wealth services attorney in Holland & Knight's Portland office. Ms. Kelly is a litigator and experienced trial lawyer who represents individuals, families, charities, financial institutions, trustees, administrators, executors, beneficiaries and guardians in litigation concerning trusts, wills, gifts, estates, breach of fiduciary duty matters, elder abuse allegations and guardianships. Her practice also includes probate administration, heirship proceedings and guardianship matters. Ms. Kelly is a certified attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem for the probate courts.
Ms. Kelly is an experienced estate litigator, has handled high-profile estate contests and fully understands the complicated issues that surround estate litigation. With an intimate knowledge of the Texas probate court system, Ms. Kelly has represented parties in a broad range of litigated estate matters, including heirship proceedings, contested accountings, disputes over business succession, gifts, competency and undue influence concerns in probate contests, simultaneous death issues, and a spousal right of election.
In addition, Ms. Kelly handles matters involving breach of contract, suits to quiet title, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA), fraud, adverse possession, personal injury, wrongful death and appeals, including as a lead counsel before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Kelly was an attorney for a boutique probate law firm in Houston.
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