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While maintaining her practice in class actions, advertising law and litigation, Kelly is the Managing Shareholder and Firm Administrator for both the Seattle and Yakima offices of Stokes Lawrence, P.S.


In addition to her primary responsibilities for managing the firm’s business, her legal practice combines business advising and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on consumer class action defense, as well as advertising and consumer law.


She is a long-time volunteer at the King County Bar Association Downtown Neighborhood Clinic.


Kelly is active in her Seattle/Laurelhurst community and in the parent group for Eckstein Middle School.


Practice areas


  1. Advertising: 25%
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
    2 years
  3. Class Action: 25%
    2 years
  4. Litigation: 25%

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Contact info

Stokes Lawrence

1420 Fifth Avenue Suite 3000
Seattle, WA, 98101-2393

Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore

120 N. Naches Ave.
Yakima, WA, 98901-2757



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and Managing ShareholderStokes Lawrence1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women Presidents OrganizationMember2008 - Present
King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal ClinicVolunteerN/A
King County Bar FoundationBoard of TrusteesN/A
Eckstein Middle School Annual CampaignFormer ChairN/A
Laurelhurst Park Advisory Council and Laurelhurst After School Enrichment Rooms Child CarePast OfficeN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Class Action Litigation SummitImpact of Arbitration Agreements on Class Certification2005
Advertising Law in WashingtonGeneral Overview of Advertising Law–Hot Issues2005
Advertising Law in WashingtonSweepstakes2005
UnknownThe Ins and Outs of Contract Performance1998
UnknownAvailable Remedies for Breach of Contract1998
UnknownContract Negotiation Strategies1998
The General Counsel AdvisorAnalytical Approaches in Opposing Class Certification1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington Foster School of BusinessExecutive Development ProgramN/A2006
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Notre DameEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Beating the OddsBeating the Odds2015
Washington Leadership InstituteLaw Firm Practice Economics2014
Legal Executive Diversity SummitFight or Flight, or Why Attorneys Leave Legal Employers2014
Town Hall DiscussionPlugging the Leaky Pipeline: The Pay Gap2013
Statewide Diversity ConferencePath to Partner2013
Monthly meetingHow to Build a Successful Private Practice2009
4th Annual Washington State-wide Diversity ConferenceTips on Keeping your Practice Profitable in the Economic Downturn2009
National Business Institute CLE SeminarBasic Legal Issues in Advertising2008