KMDA is familiar with the unique issues that arise when a company or individual is sued in a county that they are not familiar with. It is hard to find someone with stronger Denton County roots than Kelly Davis. Kelly’s family came to Lewisville in 1972 where she was born and, outside of college, has lived her entire life. Since graduation from law school in 1999, Kelly’s practice has been located in Denton County. You could say that she knows the “lay of the land.” Over the years, KMDA has increasingly had out of county and out of state attorneys and clients come to Kelly and her other attorneys for both Local Counsel assistance and, in some instances, they refer the case entirely if they are not licensed in Texas or do not want to pay the additional cost that an out-of-area case usually represents to the client. It has been a very rewarding part of our business to help other attorneys and clients when they have needed local help navigating the specific practices of a court, the local rules, and the myriad of information that is helpful to know when you have a case in a particular court. KMDA also practices a great deal in Dallas, Tarrant and Collin counties and has been able to greatly assist in those counties as well.
Local counsel can help generally with every aspect of a case but particularly of use is attending depositions, preparing and presenting witnesses, picking juries, handling hearings locally in cooperation with primary counsel, and having a local office with conference rooms and full-service staff that can be used at any time by the client or lead counsel.
KMDA provides a great deal of assistance to out-of-state attorneys who have clients with Texas construction projects that need to be liened. KMDA has a system for intake of liens that is very simple and we often assist out-of-state attorneys. Whether it be for a consult to explain the process and specifics of what needs to be done on their particular matter, or to entirely draft and file any notices and liens, KMDA can help.
No attorney wants to just hand their client off to another attorney for fear that their client will essentially be poached. Do you want the assurance that you can refer a client for a Texas matter without having the client move all its business to another, competing firm? KMDA can help. KMDA will respect your relationship with your client and we promise not to solicit work from your clients. We also promise to make you look good by providing your client with quality services at a reasonable price.