Litigation criminal defense Amarillo, Texas

Kelly Utsinger



(806) 349-9476


500 S. Taylor, Suite 1200
Amarillo, Texas 79101

P.O. Box 9158
Amarillo, Texas 79105



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Litigation criminal defense Amarillo, Texas

Kelly Utsinger



Experienced in federal and state trial and appellate courts, Kelly Utsinger’s practice is concentrated on employment, insurance, nonsubscriber, trucking and catastrophic injury litigation. After receiving his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, he worked as a briefing attorney for the Chief Justice of the 7th Court of Appeals. He has maintained an appellate practice with over 30 reported cases and has also prosecuted and defended commercial litigants and multi-million dollar first party insurance disputes,. Kelly has been counsel in multiple Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions and defended over 100 nonsubscriber law suits.

Having committed his career to litigation, Kelly is a member of two national, invitation-only trial lawyer organizations. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely recognized as the premier trial organization in North America. Membership in the ACTL is limited to trial lawyers with at least 15 years of experience who are exceptional advocates and whose careers demonstrate the highest standards of ethics. He is also an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization limited to lawyers who have demonstrated skill, civility and professionalism at a high level of trial advocacy and who are committed to preserving and promoting the right to trial by jury.

In the 2017 edition of Texas Super Lawyers, Kelly is listed among the top 50 lawyers in Central and West Texas, a region that includes Amarillo, Austin, El Paso, Lubbock, and San Antonio.


Appellate Opinions

  • Welch v. Nightingale Nurses, LLC, 2009 Tex. App. LEXIS 3822, June 2, 2009, Petition for review denied, 2010 Tex. LEXIS 295 (Tex., Apr. 9, 2010)
  • Nexion Health at Humble, Inc. v. Lyman, Slip Opinion, 2006 WL 304795 (Tex. App.-Houston [1st Dist.] 2006)
  • In re: Carlisle, 209 S.W.3d 93 (Tex. 2006
  • Alashmawi v. IBP, Inc., Slip Opinion, 2005 WL 221269 (N.D. Tex., Jan 31, 2005)
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District Court Opinions

  • Bates v. Railtech Boutet, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46474 (N.D. Tex. June 27, 2007)
  • Baldridge v. SBC Communs, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13771 (N.D. Tex. March 28, 2006)
  • Glover v. IBP, Inc., 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3349 (N.D. Tex. February 27, 2002)
  • Glover v. IBP, Inc., 2002 U.S. Dist.1354 (N.D. Tex. January 28, 2002)
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