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Kelley J. Halliburton

Kelley J. Halliburton

Tel 202.689.1900, ext. 3053
Cell 812.236.2498
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Experience. Passion. Solutions.

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation (including trial practice, appellate practice, arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution) relating to complex commercial litigation matters
  • Construction Law
  • Government Contracts

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia (2006)


  • J.D., Maurer School of Law, Indiana University – Bloomington, 2005
  • B.S., Iowa State University, 1995

Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association


Kelley J. Halliburton is an attorney in the litigation, construction and government contracts groups at Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. She has extensive experience in the trial discovery process, including work with many different electronic review platforms. Her experience includes work on a variety of matters including government contract disputes, medical products liability, and major antitrust litigation. She has been involved in a variety of anti-competitive practices cases including work for one of the four major players in the credit card industry. In addition, Kelley has worked on the defense team representing a major client against a group of large retail merchants.

Kelley has extensive research and analytical capabilities enabling her to digest large volumes of complex information and organize and present it in a proficient and effective manner. She is focused and articulate and strives to provide clients with optimally organized and coordinated data ensuring the most efficient workflow.

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Kelley has an investigative mind and is passionate about systematically and methodically exploring ideas, options and alternatives, weighing them carefully and providing well reasoned advice. While still in law school, Kelley was on the editorial staff for the Federal Communications Law Journal (FCLJ), the official journal for the Federal Communications Bar Association. The FCLJ regularly publishes articles and essays by commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and members of congress. This position fostered Kelley’s keen interest in critical analysis and effective communication of issues and ideas.

Kelley is also an ardent sports fan, who worked in the sports information field at Iowa State University, the University of Florida and Indiana State University. She is an avid fan of Manchester United and the Green Bay Packers and was a cross-country runner in high school and college.

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Kelley has worked to create several winning solutions always striving to add value and provide the best. Examples include:

  • Reviewed and assessed discovery documents for one of the four major players in the credit card industry involved in antitrust litigation.
  • Provided support in response to government regulatory inquiries and requests from the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Worked on the defense team for a medical products manufacturer whose product was accused of causing complications.
  • Provided assistance with corporate compliance, due diligence, and internal investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Did You Know . . .

Members of the SLS trial group have tried in excess of 50 jury trials and 75 bench trials?

The SLS construction group has worked on sports stadiums across the country including Orioles Park in Baltimore and Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati?

The SLS construction group has worked on power plant projects across the country?

In 2007 SLS was selected for an Honorable Mention as one of the Best Places To Work in Washington DC?

Ron Shapiro, Steve Schram and Judd Lifschitz have all been selected as SuperLawyers by Law and Politics?

The SLS office building is an historic townhouse constructed in the late 1800s?

SLS has been selected by Martindale-Hubbell as a Preeminent Law Firm?

SLS trial lawyers have argued appeals in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the 4th, 5th, 9th, D.C. and Federal Circuit?

SLS trial lawyers have been lead trial counsel in cases in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia, - to name just a few?

Virtually all the cases that SLS trial lawyers mediated have been favorably settled at mediation?

The transactional group at SLS was lead counsel on one of the largest, most complex mixed-use projects in downtown Washington, DC involving 4 lenders and 6 property owners?

In appreciation for the outstanding efforts of each of its employees during 2007, SLS gave everyone (attorneys, paralegals, and staff) a 4 day/3 night expense paid trip to Key West, Florida?

The transactional group at SLS has represented tenants in more than 200 retail leases in the Mid-Atlantic region?

Every attorney in the transactional group at SLS has at least 15 years experience?

The transactional group at SLS has represented developers in the purchase, construction, financing and/or sale of more than 75 multi-family apartment projects?

The transactional group at SLS has represented real estate investors and developers with respect to property in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan and the U.S. Virginia Islands?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented eight national banks in commercial real estate loans?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented the FDIC, the Resolution Trust Corporation and several banking institutions in loan workout transactions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region?

The transactional group at SLS has represented homebuilders and commercial real estate developers in work-outs of individual loans and also for work-outs of large portfolios involving dozens of properties in several states?

The trial lawyers of SLS have numerous reported decisions to their credit?