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Kelly Siegler

Kelly Siegler is a veteran prosecutor, known nationwide for her toughness, tenacity and skill in the courtroom.  She stars in real life crime series “Cold Justice,” from Executive Producer Dick Wolf, where Siegler and her team of detectives dig into small town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the victims. Together with local law enforcement from across the country, the Cold Justice team has successfully helped bring about 30 arrests and 15 convictions. New episodes of “Cold Justice” will premiere in July on Oxygen. 

For over 21 years, Siegler fought for justice for Harris County, Texas residents and crime victims until she resigned from the District Attorney's office in May 2008. She has prosecuted some of the hardest cases with some of the toughest criminals Harris County has seen and has done so against the most formidable and respected criminal defense attorneys in the state. She has tried approximately 200 jury trials and is not only respected for her ability in the courtroom but also sought out as a speaker and expert in effective courtroom advocacy. She has lectured all over the country on topics such as, "Final Arguments," "Jury Presentation," "Arguing Effectively for a Death Sentence" and "How to Pick a Jury."  Siegler has tried over 65 murder cases and secured convictions in all of them. A fierce advocate on behalf of crime victims and their families, she also has the respect of members of law enforcement agencies, not just in Harris County but also nationwide.

Siegler was raised in Blessing, Texas, a small town of 900 people in Matagorda County where her father owns a barber shop and her late mother managed several restaurants during her lifetime, including the historic Blessing Hotel. After she graduated as the valedictorian from Tidehaven High School in El Maton, she attended the University of Texas in Austin and received her degree in International Business in 1984. She received her law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1987.

Twitter: @SieglerKelly