Georgetown University Law Center,
Articles, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
B.A., magna cum laude, 1997
Missouri Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Included in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers" Rising Stars list, 2010-2011; 2013-2014 (by Thomson Reuters)
Up & Coming Lawyers Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2014
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2003
Hogar Hispano-Immigrant Legal Services
Legal Intern, 2002
Office of Senator Tom Harkin, United States Senate
Assistant to the Chief of Staff, 1999-2001
Migrant and Immigrant Community Action (MICA) Project
Kelly uses her experience with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the US Department of Labor and the US Department of State to gain compliance for employers with all aspects of US immigration law, including I-9 compliance and the E-Verify program.
Kelly frequently assists clients in developing nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) strategies on behalf of their foreign national employees. Such strategies are critically important when H-1B shortages and visa backlogs create complicated roadblocks for U.S. employers and their foreign national employees.
Kelly's cost-effective, time-sensitive and creative solutions reflect her commitment to achieving the business and human resource goals of her clients and to facilitating a swift, responsive immigration process for employees.
Kelly currently serves as a board member for the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action (MICA) Project, a non-profit that provides direct legal representation to immigrants in the St. Louis area.
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