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Laura M. Kelly

Ms. Kelly graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a minor in Economics.  After graduating, she attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2013.  Ms. Kelly earned a book award for her interviewing, counseling, and negotiating skills while attending the University of Florida.
 
During law school, Ms. Kelly clerked for the Honorable Gary R. Jones in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and she also served as a legal extern for the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Florida.  Additionally, Ms. Kelly was a Certified Legal Intern for The Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic, where she took on her own case load and represented indigent clients in various family law matters, including conducting discovery, attending mediation, and negotiating settlement offers.  Ms. Kelly also worked for the General Counsel’s Office at Siemens Energy, Inc. where she assisted in complex litigation issues, reviewed and analyzed construction contracts, and implemented risk management techniques.

Ms. Kelly joined Grower Ketcham upon graduation. She primarily practices in the areas of accountant malpractice defense and legal malpractice defense.

Education
The Florida State University, B.S., summa cum laude, May 2010
Finance with a Minor in Economics
The University of Florida, J.D., May 2013

Core Practice Areas
Accountant malpractice defense
Legal malpractice defense
Financial and investment advisor malpractice
Medical malpractice defense

Legal Experience
2011 Legal Intern for the Honorable Gary R. Jones, United States District Court, Northern District of Florida Gainesville, Florida
2012 Legal Intern for the General Counsel’s Office, Siemens Energy, Inc. Orlando, Florida
2012 Legal Extern University of Florida Office of the Vice President and General Counsel Gainesville, Florida
2013 Certified Legal Intern Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic Gainesville, Florida
2013-present Associate Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan, P.A. Maitland, Florida

Admissions, Memberships and Affiliations
The Florida Bar
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Orange County Bar Association

Honors and Awards
Dean's List, University of Florida
Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation, Award of Distinction, The University of Florida
President’s List, The Florida State University
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society