Clients trust Kelly to guide and provide smart business advice relating to all employment law issues. Kelly’s experience ranges from advising businesses on day to day employee issues to successfully defending her clients in trial and this has led her to be the Chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Group.  
 
Kelly strives to align business needs with best legal practices for businesses of all sizes. Her practice includes advice and litigation regarding the following: hiring, negotiating and drafting of contracts, protection of trade secrets, discipline, civil rights, and wage and hour and leave laws. While employees and related problems can appear to be unique, our firm’s command of the laws and regulations will help our clients efficiently and effectively find resolution.  
   
Prior to practicing law, Kelly traveled extensively and lived abroad and across the United States. Her work experiences, which vary from bartender, laborer, caregiver, social worker at a homeless clinic and teaching former gang members, helped her develop unique insight about the workplace and a straightforward approach with her clients and in court.   

ADDITIONAL HR LEGAL UPDATE SPEAKERS

Jonathon Himes

Associate

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Jon practices in several areas including litigation, employment, and financial services, enabling him to assist clients with a full-range of legal and business challenges. A former teacher, Jon leverages that same dedication, problem-solving skills, and work ethic to achieve the best results for the firm’s clients.     Jon earned his law degree from the Indiana […]

Kimberley McGair

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Kim is passionate about her clients and helping them resolve their disputes. She puts herself in her clients’ shoes, stays there throughout the matter, and feels personally responsible for obtaining the best possible result for her clients, whether that’s a prompt settlement or a lengthy and complex trial. When developing a litigation strategy, Kim focuses […]

Trish Walsh

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Trish focuses in the areas of litigation and employment law, protecting clients’ interests inside and outside the courtroom.  She practices in a variety of civil litigation areas, including complex commercial, debtor-creditor, and employment, offering a broad range of services to our business and financial clients. Trish represents clients in state and federal courts in Oregon […]