Kelly B. Tidwell

Kelly Tidwell is an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in complex litigation and agricultural law.  His current trial practice is devoted primarily to commercial disputes and antitrust matters throughout the Southern United States.

He additionally serves as outside counsel for Lone Star Milk Producers and regularly represents dairy related entities in Southern and Northeastern United States.   Mr. Tidwell advises farmers, ranchers, cooperatives, promotional programs and other agrarian organizations with their unique and varying issues.

Mr. Tidwell is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has served on the American Bar Association’s Products Liability Committee for Model Jury Instructions and the Ethics Committee of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He previously served as President of the Texarkana Bar Association.

Mr. Tidwell is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • J.D., South Texas College of Law 1987
  • B.S., Texas A&M University 1984


  • Texas
  • Arkansas
  • Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Texarkana Bar Association (President 2000-2001)
  • Northeast Texas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Patton Tidwell & Culbertson LLP
2800 Texas Boulevard
Texarkana, Texas 75503
phone: (903) 792-7080 fax: (903) 792-8233

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