Overview

Kelly’s practice is commercial litigation, involving a concentration in employment and labor law. As part of her practice, Kelly represents companies in the litigation of significant disputes involving contracts and commercial dealings. Kelly routinely handles all types of employment law litigation in state and federal court, the EEOC, and state and local human rights commissions. These claims include whistleblower and retaliation claims, claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Federal Civil Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, wage and hour disputes, and state and local employment laws. Kelly also enjoys assisting her clients with employment law and human resource issues such as hiring, firing, discipline, wage and hour issues, wrongful discharge, claims avoidance, drafting and interpreting employment contracts, separation agreements, trade secret and non-competition agreements, training, and internal investigations.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2010-2011)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2013-2020)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

About Me

While she is not working, Kelly enjoys spending time with her son and riding horses at her parent’s horse farm.

  • “A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.”
    Robert Frost

Practice Emphasis

  • Employment law
  • Internal investigations and training
  • General day-to-day guidance for employers
  • Commercial Litigation & Business Torts
  • Directors & Officers Liability

Education

Stetson University College of Law

  • J.D., cum laude, 2001

Hollins University

  • ­ B.A., in English and Psychology (Political Science Minor)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
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