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|Attorney||Law Offices of Sohnen & Kelly||1996 - 2015|
|Attorney||Corbett & Kane||1986 - 1996|
|Attorney||Van Voorhis & Skaggs||1984 - 1985|
|Attorney||Littler Mendelson Fastiff Tichy & Mathiason||1981 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Section||Board of Directors||2016 - Present|
|Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court||President||2014 - Present|
|Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||Member, Editorial Board||2009 - Present|
|Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court||Master||2007 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section||Board of Director||2001 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Section||Member||1995 - Present|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - 2010|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section||President||2005 - 2005|
|Queen's Bench Bar Association||Board of Directors||1992 - 1994|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||California Mandates Detailed Sick Leave Requirements for Employers||2015|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||Overtime Compensation Rights for Live-in Personal Care Attendants||2014|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||Love in the Workplace- When Relationships Go Awry||2012|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||The Difference Between Representing Employees and Employers||2005|
|Queen's Bench Bar Association||All in a Day's Work||1994|
|Stanford Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Television Program||On the Record||2000|
|Women in the Law Conference||Women in the Law||1995|
Posted by Jessi
Pat is awesome and was able to help me with my employer dispute over a signing bonus that I was given and had to stay a certain amount of time before changing jobs but with her help I was able to accept my new job offer and also not have to pay back the signing bonus due to several breaches. She is very knowledgable. Thank you so much for all your help.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Ms. Kelly to represent me in a harassment case against an employer. Choosing to pursue legal remedies after my experience was a very scary and emotional step to take. Ms. Kelly listened, met with me multiple times until I was comfortable with the process, educated me on the law and strategized with me on how to handle my case.
Her compassion, ability to empathize, make recommendations, all while keeping my best interests at heart, helped get me through this very difficult ordeal. I often times joked she was as much my therapist as she was my legal representation!
I was very content with the outcome of my case and how it was processed. I highly recommend Ms. Kelly's services.
Posted by Ann
Patricia Kelly was my legal counsel who represented me in a complaint of disparate treatment (of women) and hostile work environment against my former employer in San Francisco. Other attorneys I consulted were reluctant to take my challenging case against a prominent San Francisco-based employer, but Patricia never hesitated. Patricia is experienced, diligent, and meticulous in her preparation and execution. As a result, I achieved the best possible outcome in my case. I am extremely pleased with the outcome and the services that Patricia provided. I highly recommend Patricia.
Katy Gronowski, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Kelly on several litigated matters and she is an excellent, bright attorney with significant litigation experience. For almost two decades, I have referred many clients to her in the area of labor and employment law given her expertise in that area.