KMDA’s owner, Kelly Davis’s entire family is in the construction and real estate industry, so it was natural that her law practice would center around these areas. Kelly was the little girl that would run around the construction jobs in her dresses (to the chagrin of her mother). She now loves what she does and loves all of her contractor clients (even the ones that can’t find any of their signed contracts). Her favorite areas are mechanic’s liens, RCLA claims, contract drafting and negotiations, and duking it out at trial over just about anything. Kelly’s success stems from a combination of a quick-witted charm, her ability to quickly grasp the client’s position and her willingness to tirelessly fight for her client’s cause. This is what keeps clients coming back for years and years.

Kelly’s family has owned and operated a small business for years.  She witnessed firsthand the time and commitment it took to make it a success and understands the difficulties a family business can have on generations to come.  Kelly treats every client like family and strives to protect their interest as she would her own family.

Although committed to her clients, work does not occupy all of Kelly’s time. Most importantly, Kelly has been married for 18 years to the love of her life Stephen. Together they live in Highland Village with their two sons and two Dobie dogs who happen to be the firm’s mascots.  Their weekends are filled with marching band, scouts, church and friends.  And, when they can spare the time, traveling is their favorite pastime.

Kelly Davis brings more than twenty years of experience, determination, compassion, and innovation to her practice.  She represents clients from all segments of the construction industry in all types of construction disputes, including delay and labor impact claims, defective work claims, performance and payment bond, breach of contract, breach of warranty, and mechanic’s and materialman’s lien foreclosure claims. Kelly also assists her clients by handling corporate formation and other corporate issues, reviewing and drafting contracts for their businesses, and perfecting lien and bond rights.  She is a frequent speaker to professionals on construction law topics.


  • Practiced law since 1999;
  • Owned KMDA since 2002;
  • Uniquely represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants;
  • Tried a substantial amount of jury trials and bench trials;
  • Tried multiple cases and prevailed through the Court of Appeals;
  • Appeared in numerous arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and other private arbitrators;
  • Practiced law in more than 25 counties in Texas; and
  • Has represented clients from various parts of the United States.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas (1999)
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Speaking Engagements

My Law CLE Legal Presentations:

  • Construction Law 101: What Every Law Practitioner Needs to Know
  • Construction Law 201: Making Sure Your Client Gets Paid (In’s and Out’s of Mechanic’s Lien and Bond Claims)
  • Representation on a Leakage Evaluation Case

Law Practice CLE Presentation:

  • Construction Law 101: What Every Law Practitioner Needs to Know

Dallas Build:

  • 2017, 2018 – Making Sure You Get Paid (Current Issues in Mechanic’s Lien and Bond Claims)
  • 2016, 2017, 2018 – Construction Contracts for the Wary
  • 2015 – Collecting Retainage and Handling Change Orders, Charge Backs, and General Disputes on the Job – How to Collect Your Money!
  • 2019 – Understanding your Contract Provisions from Start to Finish

Master Builder Radio Show:

  • Servicing Parker, Tarrant, Wise, Hood, Erath, Somervell and Young counties

Texas Air Conditioning Contractors Association (TACCA):

  • A Practical Guide to Properly Perfecting Your Mechanical Liens

Kelly has also spoken and provided training for numerous Homebuilder’s Associations, Realtor’s Associations, Banks, and other civic and community groups on topics such as Construction Laws, Lien Processes, and Collection of Receivables.


  • Graduate Program, Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Southwest Texas State University
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law (JD)
  • Texas State University at San Marcos (BS)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas (Construction, ADR and Solo Sections)
  • Dallas Bar Association (Construction Section)
  • The Unauthorized Practice of Law Subcommittee for the State of Texas
  • District 7A, 7B and 14B


Kelly M. Davis & Associates, LLC
550 S. Edmonds Ln Ste 210
Lewisville, TX 75067