Mostly Credited As: Kelly Siegler
Kelly Siegler is one of the fiercest prosecutors in the country and has been a licensed attorney in the State of Texas since 1987. She rose through the ranks to become the Bureau Chief of the Special Crimes Bureau, which includes the Major Offenders Division, the Major Fraud Division, the Identity Theft Division, the Asset Forfeiture Division and the Consumer Fraud Division.
Siegler has prosecuted some of the toughest cases with some of the toughest criminals Harris County has seen. And she has done so against the most formidable and respected criminal defense attorneys in the state. She has tried approximately 200 jury trials and is not only respected for her ability in the courtroom, but also sought out as a speaker and expert in effective courtroom advocacy. She has lectured all over the country on topics such as, "Final Arguments," "Jury Presentation," "Arguing Effectively for a Death Sentence" and "How to Pick a Jury."
Nicknamed the "giant killer," Siegler has tried twenty capital murder death penalty cases and secured the death penalty in nineteen of those trials. A fierce advocate on behalf of crime victims and their families, she also has the respect of members of law enforcement agencies, not just in Harris County, but also statewide.
Siegler graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BBA in International Business (1984) and she earned her JD from South Texas College of Law (1987).
- Kelly has tried 68 murder cases - and has never lost
- Kelly tried 20 capital murder death penalty cases and secured the death penalty in 19 of those trials -- earning her the nickname "Giant Killer"
- Kelly has tried approximately 12 cold case murders
- Named by National Law Journal as one of the "Top Fifty Women Litigators in the United States" (Dec 2001)
- Named by National Law Journal as one of the "Top Forty Litigators Under Forty in the United States" (Sept 2002)
- Her cases and her work have been profiled in five books
- Valedictorian of Tidehaven HS (1981)