Kelly has extensive experience in Family Law and in Criminal Law. She has tried many cases involving complex child custody, division of assets, military benefits, and spousal maintenance issues. She has also practiced in Juvenile Court, helping families facing CHIPS or delinquency cases.
Kelly graduated from William Mitchell College of Law. At William Mitchell, Kelly was selected as a member of the Trial Competition Team, earning recognition as a talented trial advocate at the school. She also pursued her interest in family law by becoming the Vice President of the schools’ Child Advocacy Coalition.
During law school, Kelly was a law clerk for the Dakota County Attorney’s Office where she received her first criminal and juvenile law experience. Working for the County Attorney’s office provided her with a valuable perspective that she now uses in her defense work.
Kelly later took a position at a private firm. There, she worked primarily in the areas of family law, juvenile law, and criminal defense. She drafted and argued numerous child support and custody modification motions, dissolution petitions, paternity complaints, and stipulations. She also represented parties both requesting and opposing Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders.
She also volunteers at area Self-Help Clinics and trains students in Trial Advocacy at the high school and college levels. She is an active member in local Bar Associations, MN Women's Lawyers, and in her community Rotary.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||2011||10/18/2021|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 08/09/2017
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dedicated Service Award||Minnesota State Bar Association||2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|19th Judicial District Bar Association||Vice President||2017 - Present|
|Minnesota Family Law League||Member||2016 - Present|
|Minnesota Women Lawyers||Member||2016 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Sun Sailor||Wayzata Rotary "drives" support for community change makers||2016|
|Johnson Turner Blog Post||Holiday Hot Water||2016|
|William Mitchell College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|University of St. Thomas||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2008|
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