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Kelly R. Kimbrough

Kelly R. Kimbrough

Of Counsel

With nearly 25 years of experience, Kelly Kimbrough manages a comprehensive product liability practice as national and regional coordinating counsel for some of the country's largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Clients retain Kelly for her extensive experience supervising local counsel and proceedings in high-profile, multidistrict litigation. She is currently national counsel for a brand manufacturer in a large pharmaceutical mass tort.

Kelly has extensive experience in pharmaceutical, medical device, mass tort and individual product liability cases involving a variety of products. She has managed large-scale nationwide pharmaceutical litigation on behalf of manufacturers including national and regional counsel roles. Additionally, a significant part of her practice is working with experts, including involvement on national science teams in the Norplant and hormone replacement therapy litigation. She also served as a team captain on the national deposition team in HRT, and has furthered national defense strategy by drafting national deposition outlines in HRT, Reglan and bisphosphonate litigation.

Her ability to manage litigation across the country is one of the many reasons clients call upon Kelly, as she continues to efficiently coordinate strategic litigation issues including everything from securing favorable case management orders in coordinated proceedings, working with local counsel, taking key depositions, working with experts, motion practice and case selection for trial.


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1995
  • California, 1991

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Southwestern University, B.B.A., 1988

Professional Associations

    • Austin Bar Association
    • Defense Research Institute


    • The Legal 500
      —Named in Litigation: Product Liability Defense, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, 2015, 2013
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Texas Super Lawyer, 2006 

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "The Intersection of Technology and Law," Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, January 2019
  • "Practical Advice for Navigating Today's Life Sciences Litigation," Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, November 2018
  • "Legal Causation in the Era of Big Data," Co-Presenter, Client Presentation, August 25, 2015