Overview

Kelly is an experienced litigator with significant first-chair trial experience and broad legal background in a wide variety of disciplines. Her experiences as an Assistant County Prosecutor for Cuyahoga County provided her with a rich courtroom experience while her significant law firm experience has afforded her the insights to build strong, transparent relationships with her clients in order to mutually, efficiently and effectively resolve complex issues. Kelly earned her J.D., cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her B.S. from Miami University.

Practices

    • Represented health care professionals and entities facing claims of medical malpractice and wrongful death.
    • Assisted doctors, nurses and health care professionals to prepare for expert depositions, conduct legal research and analysis, and draft dispositive motions.
    • Prosecuted criminal felony cases, including felonious assault, robbery, sexual assault and murder charges.
    • Prepared victims, witnesses, experts and law enforcement officers for trial testimony.
    • Drafted appellate briefs and argued on behalf of the State of Ohio during hearings before the Eighth District Court of Appeals.
    • Reviewed litigation document productions, prepared written responses and objections to voluminous discovery requests, drafted letters to opposing counsel, redacted personally identifiable information, assisted in preparation for key depositions, and assisted in other matters in connection with the liquidation of a securities firm.
  • Education

    • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
    • Miami University, B.S., 2005

    Admissions

    • State of Ohio
  • Professional Affiliations

    • FDCC Ladder Down Cleveland—Member (Class of 2021)
    • Ohio State Bar Association—Member (2012-Present)
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member; Volunteer - 3Rs (2008-2009, 2011-2012)

    Community Involvement

    • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland—Partner in Justice (2021-Present)
    • Boys Hope Girls Hope—Associate Board Member (2012-2014)