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Kaitlyn
Kelley

Associate

Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 763-4242
kkelley@wsh-law.com

Kaitlyn Kelley is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Division.

Prior to joining the Firm, she clerked and practiced at a civil litigation firm in Northern Florida. While there, she worked in the firm’s labor and employment division where she assisted in negotiating separation agreements and litigating employment discrimination and retaliation cases in administrative, state, and federal proceedings.

Additionally, while at the Firm, she has gained experience litigating federal civil rights actions, which has led to her becoming well-versed in subjects such as qualified immunity and constitutional violations under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.

She has also worked on a variety of commercial litigation and personal injury tort cases.  Her experience ranges from litigating contract disputes over the sale and purchase of land, foreclosure actions, construction litigation, to car accident, trip and fall, and premises liability lawsuits.

While in law school, Kaitlyn pursued her passion for immigrant rights by working for an immigration firm in Orlando, Florida, where she helped represent immigrants before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review. When she returned to law school in the fall of 2018, she continued her immigration work by becoming a student advocate at the Florida State University College of Law’s Immigration and Farmworker Clinic, where she advocated on behalf of indigent immigrants seeking humanitarian visas. These experiences gave her the ability to advise Spanish-speaking clients on important legal matters.

In her down time, Kaitlyn enjoys hiking along Florida’s beautiful canopy trails.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Broward Bar Association, Member, 2022-Present
  • Broward Federal Bar Association, Member, 2022-Present
  • Broward Public Library Foundation, Chair, 2022-Present
  • Advocates for Immigrant and Refugees Rights, Member, 2017-2020
  • Stafford Inn of Court, Member, 2020-2021
  • Tallahassee Bar Association, Member, 2018-2021

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America® – Ones to Watch: Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2023

Press Mentions

Practice Areas

Admissions

Florida, 2021
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2021
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2022

Education

Florida State University College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude


Florida State University, B.S., International Affairs and Spanish, Magna Cum Laude

 

 

Languages

Spanish

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