I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Kelly is an of counsel attorney in our Reno office, practicing primarily in the areas of business litigation and employment and labor. She has represented entities and individuals in a variety of complex civil disputes, including matters involving employment law, trade secrets, contracts, business torts, fraud, trusts, and environmental issues, and has guided clients through all phases of proceedings, from the initial pleadings and comprehensive fact and expert discovery to dispositive motions, trial, and appeal.
In her labor and employment practice, Kelly partners with employers, executives, and HR professionals to ensure their workplaces are positive and compliant with applicable state and federal laws. She helps her clients prevent and defend against claims filed by employees and is otherwise committed to improving their organizations through management training, investigations of complaints, Title VII and FLSA guidance, and review of employee handbooks, policies, and agreements.
Though born in Texas, Kelly was raised internationally – primarily in London, but with stops in Cairo and Shanghai, too. This experience afforded her an intuitive understanding of people and cultures from a young age and ultimately led her to the legal profession, where she enjoys forming strong relationships with a broad range of clients. Kelly wears many hats for her clients, serving as their trusted advisor, advocate, strategist, and sounding board. She believes that the key to achieving her clients’ goals is maintaining a thorough grasp of their businesses.
Kelly will always be a fan of the Texas Longhorns and all things Austin, but she and her husband have officially adopted Reno as their hometown. Outside of the office, you’ll find them outdoors – hiking, skiing, or boating.
- J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law
- B.S., Public Relations, University of Texas at Austin
- Editor-in-Chief, SMU Law Review
- Order of the Coif
Areas Of Practice
Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.
Articles and Presentations
- Co-author, “Legislative Session Brings Key Changes to Nevada Non-Compete Law,” Fennemore Client Alert, June 14, 2021
- Quoted, “Ask NCET: I’m an employer. What does the new mask guidance mean for me — legally?,” Reno Gazette Journal, June 1, 2021