Patrick A. Kelly

Patrick A. Kelly


Houston Construction Attorney - Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly’s practice focuses on both construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution, in which he represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners in a variety of construction related disputes, as well as labor and employment litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Patrick served as a law clerk in the office of the Texas Solicitor General, a judicial clerk for The Honorable Jeffrey Manske of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division and a law clerk for the Tax Policy subcommittee of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Commercial Litigation

Representative Experience

  • Assist in the representation of owner, general contractor and subcontractor clients on a variety of different matters including breach of contract claims, settlement negotiations, lien removal and debt collections
  • Ongoing representation of contractors and suppliers in obtaining collection of past due accounts


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. – 2019
    • Mock Trial
    • Inn of Court
    • Moot Court
    • President, The Federalist Society
  • The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
    • B.A. – 2015
    • Bill Archer Fellow
    • Student Body Vice President

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Speeches and Publications

The Overlooked Separation of Power: How Federalism Protects Individual Freedom,” State Bar of Texas – Law Student Division Spring 2018 Essay Contest (First Place)

General Editor – Symposium Edition Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 42, Number 1