“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” With over a decade of experience as a successful litigator, Kelly developed a deep understanding of the meaning behind this old proverb spoken by Benjamin Franklin. With an understanding of the importance of proper planning and a desire to help her clients avoid unwanted outcomes, Kelly was drawn to the area of Estate Planning. In 2020, Kelly opened a solo practice where she assisted her clients with developing and implementing their estate plans.
Kelly joined Hargrove Firm in July of 2021. In her practice at the firm, Kelly continues to assist her clients with the development and implementation of their estate plans. In addition, she provides counsel to the firm’s high-net-worth clientele regarding their tax, business and estate planning needs, particularly when the sale of a business is involved.
Kelly was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Following graduation from Assumption High School, she attended the University of Louisville, earning her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1998. After joining the workforce, Kelly decided to go back to school and obtained her Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2007.
Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Kelly is an active member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, Kentucky Justice Association, and is admitted to practice in Kentucky’s highest courts as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Kelly currently serves on the Board of the Alumni Association for the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and has served two three-year terms as a member of the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court. She is a member of Southeast Christian Church, where she volunteers as a Connections Ministry Team Lead and in the Women’s Ministry.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and her two children, Claudia and Max. She also enjoys running, reading, time outdoors at the lake or in nature, and traveling.