Areas of Practice

  • General Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • School Board Law
  • Governmental Law
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates

Education, Awards and Honors

  • Auburn University, B.A. Honors Political Science, Summa Cum Laude (1991)
    • Phi Beta Kappa (Auburn Community) (1991)
    • Political Science Department Outstanding Student of the Year (1991)
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    • Alpha Gamma Delta social sorority
  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. (1994)
    • Alabama Law Review, Senior Editor
    • National Moot Court Team, Manager
    • The Order of Barristers
    • Outstanding Senior Dallas Sands Award (1994)
    • Bench & Bar, Vice-President
    • Student Bar Association, Senator
    • Farrah Law Society, Student Recruitment Chair


Bar Admissions & Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar (1994)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Association of School Board Attorneys
  • Atticus Finch Society, Charter Member


 Of Interest

Kelly was born in Sylacauga, Alabama. She later became Research Assistant to the eminent Dean Charles W. Gamble in writing his treatise, Gamble’s Alabama Rules of Evidence. Appellate practice included writing briefs and/or oral arguments before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She served as Head of School for Auburn Classical Academy and is a former member of the AU Tiger Trail Committee, Auburn Rotary Club and Auburn Chamber of Commerce Diplomat.

Kelly, her husband Rick and their three boys can be found squarely in the middle of community life in Lee County. Kelly is involved in and supports countless family sports, school events and other local worthwhile causes. She enjoys being with her family at their Coosa County cabin in the woods, watching her boys play ball, riding horses when possible and travel. Kelly and her family are members of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, where she currently serves on the Vestry and Altar Guild.