She graduated from Queen’s Law, where she was President of OutLaw, representing inmates as part of the Prison Law Program and sat on the Executive of the Sexual Health Resource Centre. A previous competitor for Queen’s, Kelly now serves on the Gale Cup Moot Committee and is also a member of the Advocates’ Society. Prior to joining the firm, Kelly worked as a researcher for the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. When outside the courtroom, Kelly enjoys live music, walking her English bulldog and exploring the city’s restaurant scene.
Since being called to the bar, Kelly has appeared before several levels of court, including the Court of Appeal of Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice and a number of statutory tribunals. Kelly’s developing practice encompasses a broad range of litigation areas, with a particular interest in professional liability, administrative and commercial law, and the creative industries. Her notable successes include Mazzucco v. Herer, a six-week jury trial in Hamilton, and Darnley v. Thompson, where she helped to defend the Mayor of Caledon against allegations of bias.
Passionate about advocacy, Kelly gets the edge on her competition through creative thinking and a knack for drilling down on what’s really important. With a confident attitude and a modern perspective, Kelly inspires trust from judges, clients and colleagues alike.
Counsel to the defendant 407 ETR in a class action relating to the use of the statutory licence plate denial remedy in relation to insolvent individuals.
Counsel for Mayor of Caledon in an application brought pursuant to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, which resulted in all allegations being dismissed.
Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismisses all allegations against the Mayor of Caledon in an application brought pursuant to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.