Linda L. Kelly

Since the firm was formed in July of 1986, the partners and associates of Dinkins Kelly Lenox Lamb & Walker, L.L.P., have established themselves as experts in their respective areas of interest within the general fields of estate planning, probate, trust, and guardianship law. This combination of disciplines – the firm's ability to draw from experience on both the planning and litigation sides of estate work – enables the firm to excel. It is experience in litigation, for example, that helps to identify areas of concern in the planning of estates. Likewise, experience in planning helps bring into focus the tax and other consequences involved in the resolution of contested matters.


  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas: B.S., summa cum laude, 1969
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas: J.D., magna cum laude, 1974; Phi Kappa Phi; Order of the Barons; Editor, Houston Law Review, 1973-1974

Court Admissions and Bar Memberships

  • Supreme Court of the State of Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. Tax Court
  • American Bar Association: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas: Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association: Officer, Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, 1978-1981, Chairman, 1980-1981; Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1983-1987, Chairman, 1985-1986; Chairman, Juvenile Justice Committee, 1988-1989; Recipient, President's Award, 1986

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation: Director 1989-1990; Treasurer 1990
  • Texas Decisions Editor: Community Property Journal, 1976-1988
  • Director, University of Houston Law Alumni Association, 1990-1991
  • Director, University of Houston Law Review Alumni Association, 1991-1993
  • Houston Estate and Financial Forum: Director, 1980-1989; Treasurer 1988-1989; Vice-President, 1989-1990; President 1990-1991
  • Estate Forum: President 1991-1992
  • Houston Business and Estate Planning Council: Vice President, 2000-2001; President, 2001-2002
  • Texas Academy of Real Estate, Probate and Trust Lawyers
  • Attorneys in Tax and Probate, Founding Member

Contact Linda L. Kelly

Dinkins Kelly Lenox Lamb & Walker, LLP
2500 East T.C. Jester Boulevard
Suite 675
Houston, Texas  77008-1365
Phone: 713-259-7026
Fax: 713-759-9549


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Harris County, Texas

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