Kelly provides practical and proactive legal advice to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and growing companies. She draws from her expertise as the former in-house counsel of a premium brand to anticipate and address a broad range of legal risks in a manner that is strategic, efficient, and effective.
Kelly advises on issues relevant to an expanding business. She is particularly focused on intellectual property matters including trademarks, copyrights, and licensing, and has developed cost-effective enforcement plans targeting counterfeit product, infringing domains, and problematic e-commerce platforms. Her practice includes advertising, marketing, and sponsorship law, as well as regulatory compliance applicable to cause-related promotions and social media. She reviews, negotiates, and drafts licenses, employment and professional service agreements, vendor contracts, non-compete agreements, and NDAs, as well as a variety of commercial agreements.
Education & Professional Background
Kelly graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law and attended with a full academic scholarship. As a student, she served as Research Editor of the Stetson Law Review and participated on Stetson’s award-winning Advocacy Board. Kelly also served as both a Federal Judicial Intern in the Middle District of Florida and a State Judicial Intern in the 13th Judicial Circuit. Upon graduation, Kelly was awarded membership in the National Order of Barristers and the National Order of Scribes. Prior to law school, Kelly graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University with a B.A. in Psychology and earned both the Presidential Arts Scholarship (awarded in French Horn) and Presidential Academic Scholarship.
Before joining the firm, Kelly served as the first dedicated in-house counsel for a premium sunglass brand headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Prior to serving as in-house counsel, she was a commercial litigation attorney with a national law firm.
Kelly is a resident of New Smyrna Beach, where she is an enthusiastic supporter of local businesses. She frequently volunteers in the public school system and has provided pro bono service through Florida Attorneys Saving Homes and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida. Kelly’s hobbies include photography, spinning, and enjoying life in Florida with her family of six.
Admissions & Professional Memberships
Kelly is a member of the Florida Bar.