Kelly Halstead graduated from Hendrix College with a B.A. in History in 1997, and earned her J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law in 2000. After passing the Bar, Kelly practiced with Hicks & Associates in North Little Rock, focusing mainly on domestic relations and bankruptcy. In 2001, Kelly joined the staff of Judge Mackie Pierce, Pulaski County Circuit Judge, as Judge Pierce’s law clerk. While clerking for Judge Pierce, Kelly gained valuable experience in many areas of the law and insight from both sides of the bench. In 2003, Kelly moved to the McMullan Law Firm. In January 2010, Kelly was made partner and the firm name was changed to McMullan Halstead. In September of 2011, Kelly opened the Halstead Law Firm.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her children, volunteering, reading, and sailing with her husband, Robert. Kelly is also legal counsel for Holy Sews, an organization dedicated to helping grieving parents who have lost a child in the second trimester of pregnancy.

Education: Hendrix College, B.A., History, 1997
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law, J.D., 2000
Associations and Memberships:
Arkansas Bar Association
Pulaski County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Maumelle Chamber of Commerce
Community: Legal Counsel and volunteer for Holy Sews
West Little Rock Chapter of Rotary International
Honors: Named one of Little Rock’s Best Commercial Real Estate Attorneys by Soiree
Licenses: Arkansas State Courts
Arkansas Eastern and Western District Federal Courts
Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C.
Cases of Note: Wyatt v. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 189 S.W.3d 514 (2004)
National Home Centers v. Coleman, 283 S.W.3d 218 (2008)