Kelly Siegler is a big name in the legal industry. She has retired as a County Harris, States of Texas Prosecutor. She won 19 out of 20 death penalty cases. Not only in the real courtroom, but she has also played the role of a criminal investigator in the crime television series, Cold Justice.
Kelly Siegler Biography: Age, Parents, Early Life
Born with the name Kelly Renee Jalufka in Blessing, Texas, the USA on 12 October 1962. Her father was the owner of a barbershop which also used to sell liquor. Her mother had several restaurants which she used to manage. Later she passed away due to cancer. When Kelly was 13 years, her parents got separated. She grew up with her sister.
Kelly Siegler Education Details
It is not much known how she developed an interest in the field of law. After doing her matriculation from Tidehaven High School in El Maton, she pursued a degree in International Business from the University of Texas in Austin in 1984. She completed her Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in 1987 and then began her work for Harris County in the District Attorney’s office. She handles numerous cases like consumer fraud, identity theft, major fraud, and other major offenses, which boosted her career and eventually she became the Bureau Chief of the Special Crimes Bureau for her region.
Kelly Siegler Career Details
She was the toughest prosecutor and most people feared her in Harris County. She was one of the top defense lawyers in the state. She did almost 200 jury trials. Her efficient skills like her confidence in speaking, strong deliveries and the ability to make the most out of the courtroom technicalities are the reason behind her successful career. She has also delivered lecture all around the world on topics like Picking a Jury, Jury Presentation, Final Arguments and Arguing Effectively for a Death Sentence
She was a part of 20 murder cases and she was able to win capital punishment for 19 cases out of 20. She won 68 murder trials and even re-opened cases where there was no hope left at all. One of her most popular cases was against David Temple who was charged for the murder of his pregnant wife. After serving in the law domain for over two decades, she decided to retire. By that time she was able to leave remarkable footprints in the law enforcement around the world.
Kelly Siegler Tenure In Cold Justice
Kelly’s retirement from law enforcement was not the end of her work. She has worked with several television producers. She helped them to create true crime scenes like “Cold Justice” in which a team of investigators will re-open unsolved murder mysteries in which Kelly will also be a part. She will be joined by another investigator Yolanda McClary.
Kelly SieglerMarriage Details
Kelly married Dr. Samuel Lewis II in 1988. He is a primary care doctor mainly treating patients in Houston, Texas. They have three off-springs. Their son is following his father’s footsteps and has completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Their daughter has also graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Sewanee.
Kelly Siegler Net Worth
Her net worth as of now has been estimated to be over $ 1 million mostly earned from her career in law, her television work, and her upcoming endeavors. As per records, a prosecutor in the U.S. earns an average salary of $64,000 per year, then it can be assumed that Kelly being such a popular prosecutor must have earned like crazy.
Quick Facts About Kelly Siegler
Age: 62 years
Height: 1.77 m
Eye Colour: Grey
Hair Colour: Blonde
What Is Kelly Siegler Doing Now?
She has her accounts on Twitter and Facebook where she mainly uploads personal photos and videos. She also follows some cases of “Cold Justice”. Once in one of her interviews, she mentioned that it is difficult for the investigators to come out empty-handed from the case as they put a lot of effort to find the truth of the case and also because the families keep high hopes from them.