Kelly E. DeBerry
Attorney/Partner
(817) 926-2500
(817) 926-2505

Biography

Ms. DeBerry's practice focuses on wills, estate planning, probate proceedings, trust administration, will contests and related probate litigation, guardianship proceedings, and select family law and divorce matters. Ms. DeBerry particularly enjoys assisting the elderly and their family members or survivors negotiate the complexities of the court system and legal proceedings.


Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1992
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas B.A.. – 1989- Plan II/Honors Liberal Arts Program

Classes/Seminars

  • The Role of the Ad Litem in Probate Proceedings- Texas Association of Legal Professionals Seminar
  • The Basics of Estate and Incapacity Planning Documents- First United Methodist Church, Good Neighbor
  • Where There's a Will, There's a Way- First United Methodist Church, Foundation

Honors and Awards

  • Designated as a Top Attorney in Tarrant County by Fort Worth Magazine, a publication of Fort Worth, Texas the City’s Magazine, 2008 - 2016 (Probate, Estates & Trusts)
  • Tarrant County Bar Association- Outstanding Pro Bono Contribution, 1995 - 1996
  • Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program
  • Alpha Chi Omega Recognition of Academic Achievement

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, Member, (Director 1992, 2009, 2010), 1992 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member, 1992 - Present
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, Member, 1992 - 2002
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Legal Line, Chairman, 1996 - 1997
  • The Junior League of Fort Worth, Member, 1999 - 2005
  • Texas Bar Association, Member, 1992 - Present
  • Guardianship Services, Inc., Director, 2009 - 2010
  • National Charity League, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, P.C., Attorney, 2000 - 2007
  • Boswell & Kober, P.C., Attorney, 1994 - 2000
  • Mansfield & Barton, P.C., Attorney, 1992 - 1994

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Phi Delta Phi

Awards