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Heather Kelly
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Heather Kelly

Law Offices of Heather Kelly San Francisco, California, 94103, USA


About Heather Kelly

I graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2005 with a B.A. in Spanish and Psychology. My interest in serving indigent and underrepresented communities led me to the San Francisco Public Defender's Office, where I worked as a Paralegal from 2005 to 2008. Seeing the obstacles facing our clients, I realized I wanted to become a lawyer and develop a holistic approach to legal advocacy. In 2011, I graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. I have been in private practice ever since, serving clients and providing trial support to attorneys throughout the Bay Area. Next spring (2015), I will be relocating to Seattle. I look forward to learning the law in a new jurisdiction and expanding my federal practice as well.

Background Information

Practice Areas Criminal
Languages English


Authority Year


School Degree Graduation year
University of California, Hastings College of the Law Juris Doctor 2011
Mount Holyoke College Psychology & Spanish 2005

Professional References

Heather Kelly is an extraordinary attorney and I recommend her unequivocally. She has worked as an associate counsel for me on several state and federal criminal cases. Her research and writing are extremely strong, her written product may confidently be submitted with minimal edits. She is an aggressive and creative litigator, often coming up with arguments that I did not spot, but which further our position. She has an easy professional demeanor such that I seek to include her in meetings with clients, counsel and the court. Her organizational skills are first rate, she assisted experienced paralegals in developing a filing structure in a complex case with voluminous discovery. I would trust her with any aspect of my case and, were I not individually appointed, would be comfortable with her taking lead argument in the motions she drafted. I am friendly with other counsel with whom she works and know that she is equally valued by my colleagues. My regard for her is such that, I although she will moving, I will attempt to continue her employment as long as it is feasible and before she is overwhelmed with work in her new home. Please contact me directly if you have questions or would like to communicate off line.

Jay Rorty, colleague of Heather

Heather is a extremely professional and conscientious attorney and a fierce advocate. It is with total confidence that I highly recommend Ms. Kelly as legal counsel.

Matt Sotorosen, colleague of Heather

I recommend Heather Kelly.

Teresa Caffese, colleague of Heather


Law Offices of Heather Kelly

255 Kansas St., Ste. 340
San Francisco, California