Kelly Siegler serves justice, even if it’s cold. The veteran prosecutor is known for her tenacity and toughness in the courtroom. The star of the reality TV show Cold Justice, Kelly has been in the eye of the media even before her time in the series. During her time as a prosecutor, Siegler has made waves after drawing a capital punishment in 19 of 20 trials. While Kelly’s success is undoubted in the media, many people doubt her methods. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Kelly Siegler.
Kelly Siegler was born on the 12th of October 1962, in Blessing, Texas, U.S. Kelly was born into a normal family. Her father owned a barbershop and her mother owned several restaurants. When Kelly was 13, her parents got divorced and Kelly and her sister stayed with their mother. Kelly graduated from Tidehaven High School in El Maton and enrolled at the University of Texas. She graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in International Business. She continued her education and enrolled at the South Texas College of Law, and went on to complete her Juris Doctor in 1987.
Following her graduation, Kelly began working at Harris County in the District Attorney’s office. She assumed her post in 1986 and was mentored by the late Johnny Holmes and Charles “Chuck” Rosenthal, during her early years. Their tenacity translated well onto Kelly, who went on to become one of the most feared prosecutors in the county.
In her career, Kelly has worked on around 200 jury trials and has maintained a high success rate. Kelly is known to use all the tools at her disposal, which makes her dangerous or reassuring, depending on which side of the table you are. Kelly is often invited to lecture young aspirants on topics like Picking a Jury, Jury Presentation, Final Arguments, and Arguing Effectively for a Death Sentence.
Kelly has worked on 20 murder death penalty cases and secured capital punishment in 19 of them during her career. She has maintained a streak of 68 murder trials without losing and has worked on several cold cases. Following the David Temple trial, Kelly decided to leave the office and retire from active duty. She resigned from the prosecutor of Harris County District Attorney in May 2008. After leaving the post she joined the staff of the Wharton County District Attorney for the trial of James Freeman.
Kelly began working on the TV show, Cold Justice in 2013 which garnered her huge popularity. The series began airing on September 3, 2013, and completed its sixth season on October 8, 2022, with the final episode entitled The Key to the Crime (Part 2). Kelly also served as co-executive producer of the show.
Even before joining Cold Justice Kelly had been part of several documentaries with her debut coming in 2005 in American Justice. Kelly also was part of the documentary 48 Hours from 2008-2017.
Kelly Siegler is a married woman. She tied the knot with Dr. Samuel Lewis Siegler II in 1988. In their 34 years of togetherness, the pair have three lovely children. Among three, her son is following in the footstep of his father and completed the Family Medicine Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Their two daughters may not be following in any of their parents one completed a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Sewanee. Among the two, Samantha Siegler is the eldest born on March 16, 1993, and the younger one Kelsey Siegler was born on September 28, 1995.
During her career, Kelly has been involved in her fair share of controversies. However, things turned bad when Kelly started working on the cold case of David Temple. David was convicted in 2007 for the 1999 murder of his pregnant wife. After finding her way in the Temple case in 2005, Kelly secured a murder indictment against David. What’s striking about the decision was that Kelly did not call on a single witness. Reports began circulating that Kelly used the Temple case to land the TV show, Cold Justice. Following the Temple case, local attorney Paul Looney said that Kelly should be tied for obstruction of justice.
“If Kelly Siegler’s a lawyer in five years, I’ll be shocked. And if she’s not a felon in five years, it’ll be because [District attorney] Devon Anderson decided to protect her own friend.”
How rich is Kelly Siegler? Her Net worth?
A prosecutor in America makes somewhere between $56,597 and $77,927 in a year as of 2022. Kelly served as prosecutor of Harris County for 21 years before retiring in 2008. During her time as a public servant, she earned decent if not the best. However, her net worth grew significantly after joining the television documentary and Cold Just contribute to a significant amount of her riches. Kelly Siegler has a net worth of $2 Million.