Kelsey is a litigator with a focus on the construction industry. She works closely with owners, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in all phases of the construction and dispute resolution process. Kelsey counsels her clients early on in projects to maximize their success and to minimize risk. When disputes do arise, she employs a practical and thoughtful approach to resolve legal challenges.
In addition to her experience in the construction sector, Kelsey has defended clients in general liability, mass toxic tort, and products liability matters. She has litigated cases in federal and state court, including the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Western District of North Carolina, and the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas. Kelsey previously served as an adjunct college professor of business law courses in North Carolina.
Kelsey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and earned her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was a member of the Trial Bar and earned awards for excellence in her coursework.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are my all-time favorite sports team. I grew up in Western PA and will always be a Pittsburgh sports fan, but my love for the city of Philadelphia is turning me into a Philly sports fan too (especially a Sixers fan, where no conflict of interest exists!).
What is your favorite volunteer activity?
Philly Fights Cancer, which benefits the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. I also attend fundraising events for the Support Center for Child Advocates and believe strongly in its mission.