Kenna Seiler PARTNER

Kenna Seiler is a Founding Partner with Seiler Mitby, focusing her practice on cases involving all types of litigation, including civil, commercial, business, appellate, guardianship, and probate litigation. Kenna has been practicing law since 1991, and clients find her client-centered approach “refreshing,” and say she is extremely knowledgeable and a tireless advocate, providing “the best possible, cost-effective outcome in a very timely manner.”

For more than twenty-five years, she has served as a guardian ad litem representing children in personal injury matters, appointed by the Courts in Montgomery County, Texas. She has lectured on seminars in Montgomery County, including on guardian ad litem issues and on professionalism and ethics.

Kenna graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1987. Subsequently, she earned her law degree from The University Of Houston Law Center in 1991. Kenna is one of only a very small percentage of Texas lawyers (less than 500) who is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction she has held since 1999.

Kenna is a member of the American Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, The Woodlands Bar Association, and The State Bar of Texas. She is also a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, and she is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

In addition to her involvement in the legal professional community, Kenna is an avid and active member of her home community of Montgomery County, Texas, graduating from Leadership Montgomery County in 2010. She has devoted her time and efforts to numerous community groups, including the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, where she has served on the Board of Directors, Bridgewood Farms – a center for adults with developmental disabilities, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Montgomery County Republican Women, Northshore Republican Women, Lake Conroe Area Republican Women, and The Woodlands Republican Women.  She chaired the Texas Strollathon, benefitting for ten years.

Kenna is married to Michael T. Seiler, former Judge of the 435th District Court and has two children, Ethan and Rachael. The couple enjoys spending time at their beach house in Delaware and traveling to Disneyworld five or six times each year.

  • Walker v. Harris, 924 S.W. 2d 375 (Tex. 1996) – Landlord liability for crime in apartment complex.
  • Cao v. Hardy, 352 S.W.3d 218 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th] 2011, no pet.) –
  • Small v. Small, 216 S.W.3d 872 (Tex. App.—Beaumont 2007, pet. denied) – Suit over return of engagement ring post-divorce.
  • Hersey v. Lee, 223 S.W.3d 457 (Tex. App.—Beaumont 2007, no pet.) – Probate case questioning probate jurisdictional issue.
  • Conquest Drilling Fluids, Inc. v. Tri-Flo International, Inc., 137 S.W.3d 299 (Tex. App.—Beaumont 2004, no pet.) –
  • Budget Rent-A-Car v. Hogue, 104 S.W. 3d 236 (Tex. App. – Beaumont 2003, no pet.) – Rented party limousine for bachelorette party and was found not liable for property damage.
  • Cruz v. Owens Handle Co., 2003, Tex. App. Lexis 36 (Tex. App. – San Antonio 2003, no pet.) – Employee suit dismissed on MSJ and prevailed on appeal.
  • Brown v. Shores, 77 S.W. 3d 884 (Tex. App – Houston [14th Dist.] 2002, no pet.)
  • Woodlands Plumbing Co. Inc. v. Rodgers, 47 S.W. 30146 (Tex. App. – Texarkana 2001, no pet.) – No appellate review beyond county court for cases originating in small claims court.
  • Benard v. Humble, 990 S.W. 2d 929 (Tex. App – Beaumont 1999, pet. denied) – Represented elderly man who was leasing a lake house out and the homeowners association tried to say he couldn’t do it – single family use means no vacation rentals?
  • Prather v. Brandt, 981 S.W. 2d 801 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 1998, pet. denied) – Kids with shotgun in back of car driving down 1960 and client was owner of vehicle and gun and had been hunting earlier. Another kid shot a lady with the gun – not foreseeable.
  • State v. Azios, 966 S.W. 2d 869 (Tex. App. – Beaumont 1990, no pet.) – Commended by Court of Appeals for candor to the tribunal but lost. Employee filing relates back to the time the entity seeks subrogation.
  • Branham v. Brown, 925 S.W. 2d 365 (Tex. App – Houston [1st Dist.] 1996, no writ) – Jury misconduct/deliberations
  • University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctorate, 1991
  • Trinity University, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1987
    • Gamma Chi Delta
  • Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Montgomery County Bar Association President’s Award, 1996
  • H Texas Magazine’s Top Attorneys, 2007 and 2008
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Rating
  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
    • President: 1996-1997
    • Director: 1994-1997, 2003-2004
  • The Woodlands Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Member
  • International Rett Syndrome Foundation, Life Member
    • Board Member, Former
    • Secretary, Former
    • Texas Strollathon, Former Chair
  • Family Advisory Board
    • Former Board of Directors, 2011-2018
  • Leadership Montgomery County, 2010
  • Bridgewood Farms, Former Board Member
  • Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
    • Faith Formation for Elementary and Junior High, Former Leader
  • Frassati Catholic High School
    • Former Reception Chair for Capital Campaign
  • Montgomery County Republican Women, Member
    • Board of Directors 2009-2011
  • Northshore Republican Women, Member
  • Lake Conroe Area Republican Women, Member
  • The Woodlands Republican Women, Member
  • Texas Children’s Hospital Ambassador
  • Regularly speaks at the Interfaith of the Woodlands Caregivers Conference on Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts
  • Speaks to community groups about probate and guardianship