Beth Kelley received her Juris Doctor from the University of
Colorado School of Law in 2000 where she was awarded the Excellence in
Legal Aid Award for her work representing indigent criminal and civil
clients. Ms. Kelley received her Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College,
in Brunswick, Maine, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in
cultural anthropology and English. Ms. Kelley paid for her education,
working her way through college in a bakery, a bookstore, cleaning
offices, and landscaping.
Ms. Kelley worked for the Colorado State Senate prior to
attending law school. During law school Ms. Kelley did contract work
for law firms in order to help pay for her schooling. Upon graduation
from law school, Beth Kelley worked as a Judicial Clerk to the Chief
Judge of the Denver Juvenile Court, the Honorable Karen Ashby. Ms.
Kelley then worked as a criminal defense attorney in Denver before
joining Nancy Holton and Associates in Boulder as an Associate. In
2005, Ms. Kelley founded the Kelley Law Firm.
For the past five years, Ms. Kelley has taught trial advocacy to aspiring lawyers at her alma mater, the University of Colorado.
Ms. Kelley's publications include The Judicial Benchbook on Colorado
Child Welfare Law, 2001, which she edited and wrote with two
magistrates from the Denver Juvenile Court.
Beth Kelley is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, the
Colorado Bar Association, and the Colorado Women's Bar Association.
In her free time, Beth Kelley plays soccer and teaches Pilates. She resides in Boulder, Colorado.
Licensed since 2000
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Legal Aid Award||University of Colorado School of Law||2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Colorado Criminal Defense Bar||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Women's Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Judicial Benchbook||Colorado Child Welfare Law||2001|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Bowdoin College||Cultural Anthropology and English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|