Kelly brings a unique perspective to the firm. Like President Abraham Lincoln, Kelly read the law. Rather than attending law school, Kelly was a Rule 6 Law Clerk. As a clerk Kelly worked full-time as a paralegal and in her spare time, and with the assistance Lee, her mentor, studied the law on her own. The Rule 6 Program is a four year program and is operated by the Washington State Bar Association. By the time Kelly sat for the Washington State Bar exam Kelly had been a paralegal for over 8 years. After a successful completion of the Bar exam, Kelly was admitted to practice law in December 2011.
Prior to beginning her career in the law, Kelly worked as the Project Director for the Washington State Community Action Partnership, which is a non-profit organization working on behalf of 30 non-profit organizations across Washington helping low-income individuals and families. Kelly earned her paralegal certificate as well as her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. Kelly majored in Political Science and Communications with a minor in Women Studies.
Kelly is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association (KCBA), and the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). Kelly currently serves on the Public Affairs Committee for WSAJ, the Development Committee for WSAJ, and is the chair of the Seattle Round Table for WSAJ. Kelly has served on the Lawyer Referral Service for the KCBA and was a volunteer for the KCBA Family Law Mentorship Program.
Kelly was born and raised in Seattle. When not working she loves to travel, spend time with her family and relax with her husband and her dog, Coco, on their boat.