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Kelly Ann Grafton

Appeals Attorney at Towson, MD

5.0   1 review

also known as Kelly Brennan

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kelly

Learn Kelly’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    40%
    Attorney Grafton can help you prepare for your civil appeal by conducting research, drafting briefs and petitions, preparing the record, and arguing your case before the appellate courts. Call today for a free consultation.

    14 years

  2. Litigation
    20%
    Attorney Grafton has a track record of successfully handling civil litigation disputes for large corporations, small businesses, insurance companies, and individuals in both state and federal courts.

    18 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    20%
    No matter how big or small an estate is and whether or not there is a will, whenever someone dies their property must pass through the probate system.

    14 years

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%
    Are you considering filing bankruptcy? Have you tried other debt resolution solutions? Call Attorney Grafton today for a knowledgeable and experienced bankruptcy lawyer. Get a free consultation today.

    14 years

  5. Estate planning
    10%
    If you need to update or create your estate, now is the time. Do not procrastinate on planning your estate until your physical or mental health deteriorates too much to where it becomes an unnecessary burden on your children. Call now for a consult.

    14 years

HAVE YOU PREPARED A WILL OR ESTATE PLAN? GRAFTON FIRM CAN HELP. CALL NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

I am a former big firm litigator who set out to start a family-friendly firm. My husband, William Grafton, left his big firm a few years later and joined me. We now offer top notch legal service to the every day family, small business owner, and property owner -- and we do it while still maintaining a good work/life balance. We have two awesome kids (ages 3 and 1) and spend as much time with them as we can.

Before becomming a lawyer, I held my dream job working for the Baltimore Orioles as the Ticket Office Manager. I am still a HUGE Orioles fan and would love to see them in the playoffs again next year.

In my downtime I am an avid reader and a movie buff and will happily debate Oscar nominations with my clients.

Photos and videos

Appellate argument by Kelly Grafton and William C. Parler, Jr. before the Maryland Court of Appeals as attorneys for the property owner in this lead poisoning case. The issue presented concerned the qualifications of a medical expert to offer testimony.
Appellate Argument with briefing by Kelly Grafton regarding Maryland Rule 2-402(g), discovery violations, and sufficiency of evidence for summary judgment.
Appellate argument by Kelly Grafton and William C. Parler, Jr. on behalf of a property owner sued for negligence in connection with lead paint poisoning. The issue presented to the Maryland Court of Appeals was the sufficiency of circumstantial evidence o

Location

Grafton Firm, LLC

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Firm
The Grafton Firm is made up of great people. They do what it takes to make your transitional experience comfortable. I would recommend The Grafton Firm to anyone looking for commitment, compassion, understanding, and meeting needs in your circumstance.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Parler & Wobber, LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Grafton Firm, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Dla Piper Us, LLP (And Predecessors)
  • 2006 - 2011

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor (with high honors)
  • 2006
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2002
  • Goucher College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Williams v. Williams, No. 577, Sept. Term 2018 (MD. Ct. Spec. Appeals)
  • Judgment affirmed.
  • Hurley, et al. v. CBS Corporation, et al., Slip Op. No. 14-2049 (May 6, 2016)
  • Judgment in favor of defendant affirmed
  • Harper, et al v. CBS Corporation, et al., Slip Op. No. 14-2049 (May 6, 2016)
  • Judgment in favor of defendant affirmed
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Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fundraising Partner
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 2018 Nomination
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Fundraising Partner
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • 2010
  • Order of the Coif
  • George Washington University Law School
  • 2006
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Highest GPA by Female Student)
  • George Washington University Law School
  • 2006
  • G.W. Scholar (Top 10% of Class)
  • George Washington University Law School
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Community Outreach Program
  • Debt Management Tools
  • 2018
  • Adult Learning Conference
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (6)
Endorse Kelly
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Grafton is a knowledgeable and highly effective advocate for her clients."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent work ethic and knowledge."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelly is very capable and knowledgeable, while at the same time being companionate to her clients circumstances. Clients are in good hands with Kelly Grafton."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Kelly for some time. She is a skilled and well-respected attorney in her legal community. I am very impressed with how professional and knowledgeable she is. If you wish to retain a knowledgeable 5-star attorney then you need to look no further. I would gladly recommend Kelly to my clients or anyone wrestling with financial issues."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Kelly from her involvement in an organization that helps attorneys to excel in their practices. She is very committed to being the best attorney possible for her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Grafton is an incredibly intelligent, hard working and compassionate lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is a great attorney that provides high level representation for her clients. She is well versed in the law and gets her clients great results. I recommend Kelly without reservation."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Appeals take serious commitment and attention to details. Kelly is responsive, thorough and up to the task. I am grateful to have her on my short list of referrals for lawyers in her community. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Family member
"Kelly is an amazing attorney. A top notch legal writer. I'm proud to know her."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Bankruptcy and debt
Estate planning
Bankruptcy and debt