Our Attorneys

Kelly Legal Group’s renowned and experienced lawyers serve their clients with integrity, dedication, and tireless effort. Our attorneys are committed to providing the highest quality legal services to achieve our clients’ goals. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our practice and we will always be there when you need us most.

Our attorneys are licensed and board-certified by the State Bar of Texas as specialists in many areas of the law. In addition, they have specialized experience in handling residential real estate law, commercial real estate law, business law, and probate law

We also have an exceptional team of attorneys dedicated to helping you start a business, navigate the business law requirements, and stay on the safer side of the law. We shall establish a robust foundation for your business to earn you a reputation for excellent business practices.

Jeffrey S. Kelly

Jeff Kelly is our firm partner and fearless leader. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2004. He pursued law at John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, Illinois after first earning a B.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. He was a thought-leader of his class and was also distinguished as summa cum laude. He not only received a Juris Doctorate degree, but also an LLM (Masters of Law).

Mr. Kelly has had an inspiring success story before becoming a top real estate lawyer. Earlier in his career, he was the Chief Financial Officer of a custom home company in Kansas City, Missouri. After only a few years, Kelly had turned the company from a mom-and-pop shop into one of Kansas’s most prominent home service providers.
His journey into the legal field started when he began representing the company in litigations and arbitrations cases. Kelly proved to be quite talented. He achieved a 100% success rate and reduced the legal expenses for the company by 60%. Kelly couldn’t ignore his desire to build on that success and decided to move into the legal field. His diverse abilities and dedication put him a step ahead of other lawyers in Austin legal matters.

In Jeff’s free time, he is a private pilot and loves to travel throughout the world. He also enjoys boating, skiing and spending time with his family.

Greg Siemankowski

Greg has over a decade of business litigation and trial experience as a commercial litigator, most recently as a bankruptcy attorney helping businesses successfully navigate through Chapter 11 restructuring. He returned to litigation after serving for three years as a judge with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, presiding over contested utility cases. Prior to that Greg was a commercial litigator for 7 years, both with his own firm and others, and served as General Counsel and CEO for an Austin-based construction contractor, working with closely with company management, vendors and customers. A second career lawyer, Greg also brings a decade of finance experience from work as an investment advisor and with an institutional bond trading firm.

Greg is a past recipient of the State Bar of Texas Legal Professionalism Award. He has presented professional legal education seminars for sections of the Bar Association.  In Law School, Greg was elected as the President of the Law Student Division of the State Bar of Texas, representing all law students in the State before the Bar. As an undergraduate, he was one of two Americans to be selected to study international conflict resolution in Montreux, Switzerland.

In his spare time, Greg is a hockey player and high school hockey coach. Greg was also a rower in college and following his rowing career he led 8 crews to national championships as the head coach at Cal-Davis, The University of Massachusetts, and of the US men’s Olympic development heavyweight rowing team.

Sana Rajani

Ms. Rajani is passionate about the law and began her career as a Legislate Aide for high-profile Texas State Representative. She expanded her career and spent time working with clients in a variety of fields, including family law, personal injury, business, and real estate law. She has held numerous leadership positions, including but not limited to President for the Family Law Association and Secretary for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Association while attending Oklahoma City University School of Law and graduated May 2020. She became licensed in Texas May 2021 and continues to help clients solve their legal issues. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, and traveling throughout the world. She is fluent in Hindi and Urdu.

Matthew Daher

Matt is a 2009 graduate from University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law. He was on the Dean’s list and also received the J.B. Reynolds Prize for obtaining the highest grade in insurance law. Prior to law school, he attended the University of Utah and graduated cum laude in 2006 with a degree in Anthropology.

Over the past decade, Mr. Daher has obtained extensive civil litigation experience handling cases in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has worked on numerous complex cases and mass tort proceedings involving thousands of individual claimants and worth hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and awards. Mr. Daher was an integral part of a trial team that obtained a $27 million-dollar product liability verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Daher has dual licensure and is admitted to practice law in both the State of Texas and the
State of Missouri. He is also licensed to practice in all federal district courts in the State of Texas, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends

Anna Hart

Anna Hart is an experienced litigation attorney with over nine years of practice. Prior to going to law school, Ms. Hart graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science; she was on the Dean’s list and Honor’s Society. Her passion for law continued and she completed law school at Texas Tech as Cum Laude in 2014. Since graduating, Ms. Hart has gained comprehensive knowledge of the litigation process, civil procedure, and case management. She has handled all aspects of the litigation process, from initial case assessment to trial. Her ability to analyze complex legal issues and identify key arguments has proven successful throughout her career. In her spare time, she likes to be outdoors, listen to live music, and spend time with her family.

Chris Cummings

Chris has over a decade of litigation experience in the State of Texas, which has led him to state and federal jury trials. Over the years, he has honed his skills in crafting strong arguments and presenting them to a judge and jury – but he maintains personable communication skills that help him to negotiate on behalf of his clients needs. He strives to achieve the best results for his clients he wants his clients to be proud to have him as their attorney.

Before arriving in Texas Chris grew up in West Virginia, where he played college baseball at Marshall University. Sometimes he tells people that he was raised in a courtroom, as his dad is a retired prosecutor, district judge, and living legal encyclopedia. After law school, he ran away to New York to get immediate courtroom experience in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office where he second-chaired high profile trials. Chris enjoys playing guitar, running, and going to concerts around town. Although he enjoys the rush of litigation and seeks the satisfied client, his favorite job is being a husband, dad, and dog dad.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Team

Melissa Ritter

Department Head

Melissa Ritter is the head of the paralegal team and has over 6 years of experience in law. She has worked across many law areas, but her specialty and love is real estate. Prior to her Paralegal career, she worked in property management helping a variety of clients. She really enjoys working closely with clients to achieve their goals and solve their problems

Melissa grew up in Mason, a quintessential small town in the hill country (doesn’t even have a stop light); she loves the fact that Kelly Legal Group has that same small town feel when working with clients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, and her many fur babies.

Adriana Mendez-Aria

Adriana is a Licensed Mexican Attorney that worked as a prosecutor in Guadalajara, Mexico.  When she moved to Austin, she worked in the Legal Department at the Mexican Consulate.  While working at the Consulate, Adriana pursued her Paralegal Certificate.  Adriana has worked in the legal field for several years while running a small real estate business.  Adriana has 2 boys and enjoys advocating for special needs.

Lyndsey Reyes

Lyndsey Reyes is a certified Paralegal serving in our Austin office. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2016 from Concordia University Texas in Austin, Texas. Lyndsey received her Paralegal Certification in November 2017 from the University of Texas in Austin.

She has spent the past few years working as a Paralegal in various practices, although she particularly enjoys Personal Injury.

Prior to her career as a Paralegal, Lyndsey worked for the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department where she spent most of her time involved with the children of the community. She is an Austin native and enjoys spending time with her son and family, kickboxing, and baking.

Karla Ford

Legal Assistant

Karla has spent her entire career in customer service in a variety of industries including food retail, hospitality, and automotive. She brings her passion for helping people to Kelly Legal Group by working with a diverse group of clients to better understand their goal for a case. Her positive attitude and calm manner allows her to connect with both new and existing clients.  She is a local Austinite and loves to work out and hike whenever she has time. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Office Management

Pam Parma

VP Client Relations

Pam Parma is our Vice President of Client Relations. She works closely with the team to insure customer success and satisfaction for all of KLG’s valued clients. She has spent most of her career working with Fortune 500 clients, including companies such as Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, American Heart Association, by helping them develop their leaders. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, skiing and playing pickleball.

Client Coordinator

Office Manager

Joseph Germanos

Billing Specialist

Joseph is seasoned executive with extensive background in IT, accounting, and finance. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Management and Finance from the Lebanese University, and a Computer Science Degree as System Analyst from Francel College in Beirut -Lebanon.

Prior to Joining the company, Joseph managed GS1 Lebanon, a Global Non-for-Profit Organization. He has worked in international banking for over 10 years and more than 20 years in tech companies as ERP, CRM Systems Implementations in Lebanon and the USA. In his spare time, he loves music, boating and traveling the world. His dream is to become a private pilot one day. He is also fluent in French and Arabic.

Happiness Coordinator

dog named charlie at kelly legal group

Boxer – Charlie Brown

Charlie! He is responsible for giving affection and enticing smiles from all staff and visitors in exchange for pets and treats.