Kelly focuses on accountant law, construction law, telecommunications, and regulated industries. She assists businesses and individuals with their litigation needs, including commercial and business disputes, construction disputes, shareholder disputes, professional liability claims, personal torts, and a variety of other areas. Kelly provides regulatory and compliance counsel for telecommunications and electric cooperatives that offer broadband in rural areas and represents those clients before state regulatory bodies in litigation matters.

 A former clerk for the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Kelly also handles appellate litigation matters at both the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Experience

  • After successfully recruiting more than half of another company’s workforce, client was sued for $8 million for the theft of trade secrets, including employee disloyalty, breach of non-solicitation agreement, and aiding and abetting. After a three-week jury trial in North Dakota federal court, the jury returned a verdict in favor of our client on all counts.
  • Client purchased a business condominium unit with a leaky roof. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to settle the claim, a bench trial was held. The judge returned a verdict in favor of our client, finding that the business condominium owner had intentionally misrepresented the condition of the roof to our client prior to sale.
  • Drafted an amicus brief to the Minnesota Court of Appeals on behalf of a trade association client and received an opinion favorable to the trade association’s position.   
  • Represented a telecommunications company that exited the wireless business and terminated its fixed wireless service. The withdrawal of service was substantially more complicated than terminating wireless service, and significant advocacy was necessary at the Federal Communications Commission and the state regulatory commission.

Credentials

Clerkships

  • Honorable Margaret H. Chutich, Minnesota Court of Appeals

Education

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D.; summa cum laude; executive editor, William Mitchell Law Review; CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Employment Law; third-best oralist at the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition

Cornell University, B.S.

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Honors & Recognitions

Minnesota Rising Stars (2020)

News & Insights

Affiliations

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota Telecom Alliance

Board Memberships

  • Board member, American Bandy Association
  • Board member, Friends of the Oval
  • Board member, WATCH

Community Involvement

  • Moss & Barnett solicitor and captain of the associates campaign, Legal Aid Society – One Hour of Sharing
  • Member, U.S. Women’s National Bandy Team
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