Kelly is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer with a track record of achieving favorable outcomes for clients in tribal and state courts in Washington, as well as federal courts throughout the country.
Kelly’s practice is focused on complex civil litigation, including cases of first impression, and encompasses a wide range of areas, including trademark and copyright litigation. In addition to her work in intellectual property, she has cultivated a strong presence in tribal law, working closely with tribal clients on treaty rights, natural resources, and employment-related issues.
Kelly also brings her knowledge and experience to assist clients in disputes involving commercial contracts, unfair competition, defamation, trust and estates, technology transactions, transportation, and real estate.
She has bench and jury trial experience in front of a range of tribunals and courts. Her appellate experience includes direct appeals, amicus briefs, and petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Kelly is committed to giving back to the community through her active pro bono practice. She is Co-Chair of Foster Garvey's Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, where she leads initiatives aimed at providing legal assistance to those in need.
Prior to joining Foster Garvey, Kelly served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Peter J. Maessen of the Alaska Supreme Court.
- Washington State Wellesley Club, Board Member, 2019-present
- Secretary, 2019-present
News & Insights
- 57 Foster Garvey Attorneys Recognized Among the 2024 Best Lawyers in America; Two Portland Attorneys Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’Foster Garvey Newsroom, 8.17.23
- Foster Garvey Newsroom, 8.18.22
- Foster Garvey Newsroom, 4.4.22
- Foster Garvey Newsroom, 8.19.21
- ACLU of Washington Files Lawsuit Against Washington Department of Licensing for Suspending Licenses of Individuals Who Cannot Afford to Pay Fines for Moving ViolationsFoster Garvey Newsroom, 10.7.20
- Seattle Indian Health Board Research Helps Create Government Task Force for Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska NativesFoster Garvey Newsroom, 1.7.20
- Foster Garvey Newsroom, 19
- Foster Garvey Newsroom, 11.19
- Foster Garvey Newsroom, 11.11.19
- SCOTUSBlog, 5.16.19
- Foster Garvey Newsroom, 3.15.19
- Speaking EngagementVirtual Event, 10.28.20
- "Legal Update Regarding Issues Arising in the Pandemic Environment," Washington Trucking Associations WebinarWebinar4.27.20
- IPWatchdog, 4.13.20
- TransDigest, March 2020
- IPWatchdog, 1.30.20
- “A Right to Know How You'll Die: A First Amendment Challenge to State Secrecy Statutes Regarding Lethal Injection Drugs,” Northwestern Law, The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 107, Issue 3The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 107, Issue 3, 2017
- Sacramento Lawyer Magazine, July 2017
- Washington, 2017
- Alaska, 2021
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- 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
- Honorable Peter J. Maassen, Alaska Supreme Court, 2016-2017
Honors & Recognition
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2022-present
- Pepper Schubert Barer Public Service Award, 2020