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Kelly received an undergraduate degree in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University and a Civil law and Common law degree from McGill University. Kelly began her career working as an in-house corporate attorney in Montreal, Quebec. Having a strong desire to help people work through conflict in a non-adversarial way, Kelly decided to transition from corporate law to family mediation and collaborative law. After relocating to Los Angeles, she joined Jill Cohen Law and Mediation.

Having studied mediation through a sociological and legal framework, Kelly recognized the value of providing an opportunity for each party to communicate their needs and interests and have their voices heard. Together with the parties, Kelly will help to identify the real issues, to understand each party’s perspective and to work together to move through conflict towards creative solutions. Kelly will help you navigate the legal process and will be an unbiased and supportive guide, ensuring that all issues have been covered and that an agreement is reached that meets the needs of both parties.


General Education

New York University, B.S. Media, Culture and Communications (Summa Cum Laude)

McGill University, B.C.L. and L.L.B (Civil law and Common law degree)

New York Bar, admitted 2014

California Bar, admitted 2015

Professional Affiliations

California State Bar, Family section

Mediation and Collaborative Law Trainings

Center for Understanding in Conflict, Mediation Intensive Training, 2015