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Welcome to the Law Offices of Susan N. Kelly

No one wants to think about being arrested. The truth is, however, at some point in most people’s lives, either they or someone they know and love will be accused of a crime. The experience usually comes fast and furious with a crash landing into a strange new world full of terrifying events and confusing terminology.

Susan N Kelly starts working the moment she learns that her clients are in trouble. Her clients include students, doctors, executives, athletes, homemakers, teachers, law enforcement officers - all professions imaginable. Susan, a former state prosecutor and appellate briefing attorney, has the skill and experience to find and use the best strategy in each case. She has tried over 80 jury trials. Her success rate is very high, but she prides herself on her ability to evaluate a case and move toward the appropriate resolution with justice in mind- both for her clients and society.

"My goal is to help people face the criminal justice system with all of the tools that are available and give them the best representation possible."

Because of Susan's experience and her board certification in Criminal Law by the Board of Legal Specialization, most of her cases are criminal defense. Susan also enjoys taking a few civil cases in which she believes someone has been truly wronged, and when she can help seek justice for that person.

Susan N. Kelly

Because of Susan’s broad background in the practice of law, she can handle cases from investigation, to trial, and through appeal until final disposition. Licensed in both state and federal courts, there is little Susan has not seen over the duration of her legal career which began in 1986. She has tried over eighty jury trials and handled over fifty appeals. Because of her experience as an appellate briefing attorney, a teacher at colleges and police academies on the fundamentals of law, a trial lawyer who has handled thousands of serious criminal cases both as a state prosecutor and as a state and federal defense attorney, and her Board Certification in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Specialization, Susan understands the criminal case from all perspectives.

After graduating from Baylor Law School, Susan and has practiced law in Waco, Texas since that time. She is also licensed to practice law in Colorado and enjoys handling certain cases there when possible. She has guest lectured for Baylor, Baylor Law School, the McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and many other organizations.

Known among judges, colleagues, clients, and others as a lawyer who genuinely cares about her clients, Susan never forgets that she is vigorously advocating for real people who deserve honest communication, sensitivity, and respect.

Susan is involved in the Waco community, and especially in the cultural arts, having served as past President of the Waco Civic Theatre. She enjoys spending time with her family, her pets, and she enjoys just about every sporting activity.

Susan's Resume


Cultural and Civic

  • Waco Chamber of Commerce
  • Waco Civic Theatre, past president
  • Waco Art Center, past vice-chair
  • Waco Cultural Arts Festival
  • Waco Police Association
  • Historic Waco Foundation
  • Baylor Law School
  • Central Texas Astronomical Association
  • Central Texas Zoological Society
  • Fort Worth’s Kimball Art Museum
  • Dallas Art Museum
  • Duncanville Community Theatre
  • Texas Tech Parents Organization
  • American Heart Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Creede Historical Society
  • Creede Repertoire Theatre

Law Offices of Susan N. Kelly
Contact Susan: 1-800-201-8802
510 N. Valley Mills Dr. · Suite 406 · Waco, TX 76710
254.751.1818 · Fax 254.751.9192

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