Kelly has enjoyed enormous success representing defendant
employers and plaintiff employees. She served as co-counsel
and architect in a case that returned one of the largest verdicts
in the nation that year, as reported in The National Law Journal,
Top 100 Verdicts (February 2003).
She served as an arbitrator for the NASD for several years,
and for over a decade has been a top-rated attorney (A-V rated) by her peers
and judges. Kelly has been a featured
speaker at multiple educational and training seminars for
other lawyers, has trained for the EEOC, and has served on the
EEOC’s mediation panel. Kelly was proud to receive recognition
as a SuperLawyer recently, as well as recognition for her
services in the Legal Assistance for Victims Project (2003-2009)
from the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Kelly has served as a Stephen Minister and also as a hospice
In 2010, Kelly was given the particular honor of being chosen
as a Woman of Achievement for her work in the community. Her
profile was included in a special retrospective about
women in the community, and was displayed at the Atlanta
Civic Center during Spring of 2010.
Kelly and her family enjoy traveling, music, and literature.
She is a creative writer and a potter. Kelly threw or hand-built
the pottery pieces on this site.