Kelly J.H. Garcia Attorney At Law
Orlando 301 East Pine Street Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801
Kelly is a shareholder whose practice focuses on litigating complex business disputes, ERISA benefits matters and appeals in state and federal courts. Her business litigation practice encompasses a wide range of disputes, including breach of contracts and security agreements, tortious interference, trade secrets, non-compete violations, shareholder and partner disputes, asset recovery and loan repurchase obligations. In the ERISA context, Kelly defends plan and claim administrators in employee benefit disputes. She is experienced in identifying issues that can arise in litigation ahead of time and strategizing with her clients to develop cost-effective solutions to their business problems.
In addition to her litigation practice, Kelly handles a wide range of appeals in both state and federal appellate courts and she is certified as a Florida Supreme Court circuit court mediator.
Active in the community and various bar associations, Kelly serves as a Guardian Ad Litem and is a former member of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee. She also served on the board, including as president, of the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for many years. Kelly enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering at local charitable organizations, food banks, public schools, and assisting with voter registration and protection initiatives.
Kelly attended the University of Michigan, where she majored in political science. She then earned her law degree from Duke University School of Law. While in law school, Kelly served as the articles editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy and was an active member of the student government. Following graduation from law school in 1998, she clerked for the Honorable E. Clayton Scofield, III, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Georgia for three years and entered private practice in Atlanta as a commercial litigator.