Kelly believes that each of us has a sacred duty to live life in a way that will leave the earth better for our brief visit. This is why she devotes most of her work time to helping deserving individuals rather than choosing to work for big corporations. She also invests substantial time and talent outside the courtroom to causes that help others.

Examples of Kelly’s passion for helping others include the following:

  • Kelly represented dozens of domestic violence victims through the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Program

  • Kelly served as a Stephen Minister through her church, St. Catherine’s Episcopal church

  • Kelly founded and served as President and Advisory Board Member of the Professional Women’s Information Network “ProWin” (, a widely acclaimed organization of women professionals

  • Kelly served as an Arbitrator for FINRA (f/k/a NASD)

  • Kelly served as Member and Chair of the State Health Planning Review Board

  • Kelly donates time, talent, and treasure to: The Audubon Society, Lambda Legal, The World Wildlife Foundation, Greenpeace, The Sierra Club, The Salvation Army, the Nature Conservancy, and the Environmental Defense Fund.
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