Kelly grew up in Huntersville, North Carolina. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. Kelly earned her Juris Doctor degree from Elon University School of Law. As a law student, Kelly was a Dean’s Fellow, President of the Family Law Society, a Guardian ad Litem volunteer, and competed as a member of the Moot Court Board. Throughout her time at Elon, Kelly served as the student clerk for the Criminal Subcommittee of the North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions Committee, working alongside a Dean at the law school and numerous Superior Court Judges. During her third year, Kelly was a student member of the Guilford American Inn of Court.
Kelly joined Oxner + Permar in 2015. She started her career in Family Law and made the transition to Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability after deciding to advocate for injured individuals. Kelly is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Greensboro Bar Association, and the Family Law Section of the Greensboro Bar Association. Kelly also serves on the Alumni Council for Elon School of Law and is a member of North Carolina Advocates for Justice.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and golden retriever, Winston.