Kelly Graml is an experienced attorney focused exclusively on the area of electronic discovery (e-discovery) management in complex commercial and criminal litigation matters. She oversees all phases of e-discovery, consulting with both the litigation team and e-discovery vendors to develop and implement plans for preservation and collection of electronically stored information (ESI) and managing all aspects of document review and ESI production.
Kelly develops project protocols and workflows while supervising contract attorneys and collaborating with e-discovery specialists to resolve the various challenges that arise. Among her greatest strengths is her ability to serve as an effective point person for the trial team, review team, and vendor to ensure a thorough analysis of opposing party documents and delivery of meticulously vetted productions to opposing counsel.
Communication, coordination, and collaboration skills are key to Kelly’s success. Additionally, she has extensive experience conducting complex document searches and “deep dives,” managing privilege reviews of sensitive client material, creating privilege logs, and analyzing and assembling documents in preparation for depositions and trial.Read More
Rusty Hardin & Associates first engaged Kelly as an independent project manager, overseeing complex document reviews in two multiparty lawsuits, one of which was a Delaware Court of Chancery dispute. She joined Rusty Hardin & Associates to assist the firm’s trial team behind the scenes in Delaware, where the firm’s successful defense of the client resulted in the plaintiffs settling and dismissing claims midtrial. She joined the firm full-time shortly thereafter.
Before entering the world of e-discovery, Kelly practiced family law with her father for two years and then worked as an associate at a small firm handling probate and administration matters. She has handled several pro bono matters, including representation in family law and child deportation proceedings, as well as simple estate planning. Prior to embarking on her legal career, she worked as public relations coordinator for Covenant House Texas, a nonprofit dedicated to providing shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned youth.
A native Houstonian, Kelly received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Texas A&M University and later attended South Texas College of Law. During her time as a law student, she worked on law review and served as an intern for Judge John S. Anderson at the Texas 14th District Court of Appeals.