Kelly Hyman is an attorney in the class action group at Franklin D. Azar & Associates and focuses her practice on consumer class action lawsuits. Prior to joining Franklin D. Azar & Associates, Ms. Hyman represented clients in a class action concerning American Spirit (Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Marketing and Sales Practices) pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico and was on its discovery committee. She also has extensive experience in mass tort litigation, having represented hundreds of claimants in claims and individual actions filed in state and federal courts involving water contamination, tobacco and Transvaginal Mesh and Bladder Slings (including products sold by Bard, Coloplast, Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon, Mentor, Boston Scientific, AMS and ARIS). She was a member of multiple discovery committees where she performed common benefit services for various mass torts projects.
Ms. Hyman is a member of American Association for Justice ("AAJ") and participates in the Women's Caucus Lobby Day in Washington D.C. She is a member of the Florida Bar, the Colorado Bar, the Washington D.C. Bar, the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Trial lawyers Association, and the Colorado chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She is also a proud graduate of AAJ's leadership academy.
From 2017-2018, Ms. Hyman served as President of the Palm Beach Federal Bar Association and is currently the Chair of the Membership Committee for the Colorado Federal Bar Association.
Ms. Hyman graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Communications and received her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. She clerked for the Honorable Robert Mark, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida, and the Honorable Brian Sandoval, now the Governor of Nevada, when he was a United States District Court Judge.
Mrs. Hyman has lectured at numerous seminars on mindfulness, Improv for attorneys, and mass tort litigation.
A native Floridian, Ms. Hyman was raised in New York City and in Southern California. She previously worked as an actress, appearing in television shows, movies, off-Broadway plays and commercials. While studying for her undergraduate degree, Kelly served as a White House Intern with the Office of Presidential Inquiries.
Ms. Hyman has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.