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Kelly B. Tidwell

Kelly Tidwell is an experienced trial lawyer.  His practice includes commercial litigation, antitrust litigation, antitrust compliance involving agricultural cooperatives and class action litigation. Kelly additionally serves as outside general counsel for two unrelated mid-sized dairy cooperatives – one in the Southwestern states  and another in the Mid-Atlantic states.   Kelly regularly counsels farmers, ranchers, cooperatives, promotional programs and other agrarian service organizations to find workable solutions to their unique and varying issues.

Kelly is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates – an invitation only organization for trial attorneys who meet the stringent qualifications for membership. He has served as President of the Texarkana Bar Association; as a member of the American Bar Association’s Products Liability Committee for Model Jury Instructions; and the Ethics Committee of the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Kelly has obtained the highest peer review rating,  AV Preeminent, by Martindale-Hubbell®.  Because reviews are generated from evaluations by both members of the bar and judiciary, this rating system is often viewed as the best objective indicator of one’s skills and ethical standards.


  • J.D., South Texas College of Law 1987 (law review and mock trial team)

  • 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

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