Kelly Mennemeier

Kelly A. Mennemeier

Kelly’s practice focuses on complex litigation before federal and state courts at trial and appellate proceedings. Her experience includes disputes involving commercial contracts, real estate, transportation, employment, education, intellectual property and patent issues, and cybersecurity. Kelly also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing clients in petitions for clemency and habeas corpus. 

Prior to joining Foster Pepper, Kelly served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Peter J. Maassen of the Alaska Supreme Court. 


U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Guidelines for For-Profit Corporate Internship Programs

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, February 2018

A Right to Know How You'll Die: A First Amendment Challenge to State Secrecy Statutes Regarding Lethal Injection Drugs

Author, Northwestern Law, The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 107, Issue 3, 2017

Imagining a Role for Artificially Intelligent Juries

Co-Author, Sacramento County Bar Association, July 2017

Addressing the Gendered Dimensions of Harassment and Bullying: What domestic and sexual violence advocates need to know

Co-Author, Family Violence Prevention and Services Office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, October 2011

Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School

Co-Author, National Institute of Justice, October 2010 


Is Your Workplace Ready for Washington State's New Employment Laws?

Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, May 2018

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J.D., Northwestern University School of Law (magna cum laude), 2016

  • Order of the Coif
  • Leigh B. Bienen Prize for Excellence in Writing and Research, 2016
  • Arlyn Miner Book Award for Persuasive Writing, 2014
  • National Trial Team, Captain
  • Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Executive Articles and Comment Editor

B.A., Wellesley College (magna cum laude), 2011 

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2017


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Associate, 2017-Present 
  • Summer Associate, 2015

Alaska Supreme Court, the Hon. Peter J. Maassen, Judicial Clerk, 2016-2017

Northwestern University School of Law

  • Federal Appellate Clinic, 2015-2016
  • Restorative Justice Practicum, 2016
  • Research Assistant, 2014
  • Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant, 2014

Office of the Federal Defender, Law Clerk, 2014

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, 2011-2013

Wellesley Centers for Women, Research Fellow, 2008-2011  

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