Karen Lynn Kellett

Karen Lynn Kellett: Attorney with Kellett & Bartholow PLLC
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  • 11300 N. Central Expressway, Suite 301, Dallas, TX 75243
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  • Karen L. Kellett is a shareholder with Kellett & Bartholow PLLC practicing bankruptcy and consumer credit litigation.
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Biography

Karen L. Kellett obtained her B.B.A. from Texas A&M University, where she graduated summa cum laude in 1984, and her law degree from the University of Texas, where she graduated with honors in 1987. Ms. Kellett was an attorney at Thompson & Knight from 1987-1994. She represented, among others, NYSE clients in commercial bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and litigation, including representing Southmark Corporation and Amdura Corporation in their Chapter 11 bankruptcies. In 1994, Ms. Kellett joined The Associates as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, where she was bankruptcy strategist and litigation manager for consumer-financial-services litigation. While at the Associates, Ms. Kellett primarily was responsible for consumer class-action litigation involving state and federal lending laws, including bankruptcy laws, in suits filed throughout the country.

Ms. Kellett opened her own law firm in 2000 and formed Armstrong Kellett Bartholow PLLC in 2010. Ms. Kellett and Mr. Bartholow formed Kellett & Bartholow PLLC in 2015. Ms. Kellett has concentrated her practice in consumer and commercial bankruptcies and consumer and financial-services individual and class-action litigation. She has successfully represented numerous plaintiffs in bankruptcy and in other consumer-protection suits against national creditors in multiple venues.

Ms. Kellett has also served on local, state, and national bar committees and practice-group associations and writes and speaks frequently on bankruptcy and financial-services issues.

Alpha Lambda Delta; Beta Gamma Sigma. Member, Board of Advocates.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Consumer Credit

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214-696-9000  Phone
www.kblawtx.com
University Attended:
Texas A & M University, B.B.A., summa cum laude, 1984
Law School Attended:
University of Texas at Austin, J.D., with honors, 1987
Year of First admission:
1987
Admission:
1987, Texas and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
Memberships:
State Bar of Texas; Dallas Bar Association (Member, Admissions and Membership Committee, Chairman, 1999); Texas A&M Bar Association (Director, 2000).
Birth Information:
Wichita Falls, Texas, October 28, 1961
Reported Cases:
Rodriguez v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (In re Rodriguez), 396 B.R. 436 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2008).
Rodriguez v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (In re Rodriguez), 421 B.R. 341 (S.D. Tex. 2009).
Rodriguez v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (In re Rodriguez), 421 B.R. 356 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2009).
Rodriguez v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (In re Rodriguez), 432 B.R. 671 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2010), affirmed by Rodriguez v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (In re Rodriguez), 695 F.3d 360 (5th Cir. 2012).
Rodriguez v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (In re Rodriguez), 2013 WL 1748800 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Apr. 23, 2013).
Rodriguez v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (In re Rodriguez), 517 B.R. 724 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2014).
Cano v. GMAC Mortgage Corp. (In re Cano), 410 B.R. 506 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2009)
Rojas v. Citi Corp Trust Bank FSB (In re Rojas), 2009 WL 2496807 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Aug. 12, 2009)
Vick v. NCO Financial Systems, Inc., 2011 WL 1157710 (E.D. Tex. Mar. 28, 2011).
Cirillo v. Valley Baptist Health System (In re Cirillo), 2014 WL 1347362 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Apr. 13, 2014).
Haynes v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2015 WL 4455961 (E.D. Tex. July 20, 2015).
Haynes v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2015 WL 6746256 (E.D. Tex. Nov. 4, 2015).
Trevino v. HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. (In re Trevino), 535 B.R. 110 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2015).
Trevino v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc. (In re Trevino), 564 B.R. 890 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2017).
Lopez v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC (In re Lopez), 2015 WL 1207012 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Mar. 12, 2015).
Lopez v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC (In re Lopez), 2015 WL 5438850 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Sept. 24, 2015).
Lopez v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC (In re Lopez), 2015 WL 7572097 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Nov. 24, 2015) leave to appeal denied by Lopez v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC (In re Lopez), 2016 WL 4546884 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 1, 2016).
Lopez v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC (In re Lopez), 2017 WL 3382099 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Mar. 20, 2017).
Lopez v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, 2017 WL 3336086 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 4, 2017)(slip copy).
Lopez v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC (In re Lopez), 576 B.R. 84 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Sept. 28, 2017).
ISLN:
905963028

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  • 100% (1 recommendation)
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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 10/10/13 in Debtor and Creditor.

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