For more than a decade, Kelly has represented hundreds of injured children and adults, dedicating a significant amount of her practice to advocating for individuals with serious brain injuries. A legal force and advocate for those suffering from brain injuries, Kelly has been active in organizing speaking engagements and presenting to attorneys, neighborhood associations, schools, and civic groups throughout New York State and at national conferences. She has been an active member of the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) since 2006. She has served on their Board of Directors since 2014, is an active member of their Resource Management, Governance, and Executive Committees, and formerly served as Secretary. She then served as 2nd Vice President before being elected as 1st Vice President in June 2019.
Kelly is the supervising partner of our firm’s Lead Poisoning and Toxic Exposure Litigation Group, one of the leading lead poisoning injury litigation groups in upstate New York. Due to her extensive experience in this area, she is frequently consulted by other attorneys, landlords, tenants, government agencies and the media about lead poisoning and its effects.
Also a partner within our Family and Matrimonial Law Department, Kelly devotes a substantial amount of her practice to representing clients dealing with difficult family matters, including separations, divorce, custody, parenting time disputes, spousal maintenance, and child support. She takes great pride in compassionate collaboration with her clients while guiding them through these difficult personal matters. She was honored to be designated as an Attorney for Children by the Third Judicial Department Office of Attorneys for Children in 2016, and receives appointments for representation of children by judges in Rensselaer County Family Court. Through her involvement with the Albany County Bar Association, she is also a monthly volunteer at the Albany County Family Court Help Center.
Kelly’s community service efforts also include her service to the Third Judicial District’s Committee on Character and Fitness, her active participation in the End Distracted Driving Student Awareness Initiative, and her former role of Vice-President of the Donald P. Sutherland Parent and Teachers Organization.
Kelly was twice named to the Upstate New York Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers, which acknowledges attorneys under 40 years old and in practice less than 10 years. The distinction is earned by less than 2.5% of all attorneys in New York State.
- Albany Law School, cum laude
- Skidmore College, magna cum laude
- Brain Injury Settlement Considerations
- Protecting Your Claim: What Every Personal Injury Plaintiff Should Know
- Current Pre-Trial Discovery Issues
- The Anatomy of a Lawsuit, presented at Brain Injury Association of New York State Annual Conference
- The Fine Art of Negotiating a Lead Case
- Lead Poisoning: The Perfect Predator
- Lead In The Home: What Property Owners Need to Know
- An Argument Against Governmental Immunity in the Area of Lead Poisoning Litigation
- New York State
- United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
- 1st Vice President, Brain Injury Association of New York State, 2019
- New York State Bar Association
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association
- 1st Vice President, Brain Injury Association of New York State
- Albany County Bar Association
- Rensselaer County Bar Association
- Capital District Women’s Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Designated Attorney, Third Judicial Department Office of Attorneys for Children
- Third Judicial District Committee on Character and Fitness
- Justinian Society
- Upstate New York Rising Star, Super Lawyers 2015, 2016
- Sweet Success Honoree, Capital District Women’s Bar Association 2014