As an attorney at Smith + Malek, Kelly focuses on agricultural law, Indian law, and business law. She is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law. She received her bachelor’s degree in business from Idaho State University in 2016.
Kelly was born and raised in Idaho on a farm and ranch. She is a passionate advocate for agriculture and co-founded the University College of Law’s first Agricultural Law Society.
Kelly’s goal is to engage in preventative maintenance to ensure that agriculture businesses and families are represented well in all sectors of the law, from business formation and development to contracts, regulatory and administrative issues, and property and real estate law. In addition, Kelly has specialized knowledge of issues that arise out of federal legislation such as the Food Safety Modernization Act and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Kelly likes to go to the gym, read, and work on her ranch in her spare time. She hopes to become a published writer and run a half marathon.
What do you love about working at Smith + Malek?
I love every one of my colleagues. I’m surrounded by people who genuinely wish that I reach my greatest successes and are willing to help me do whatever it takes to get there. It’s an amazing place to work and I’m excited about my future at this firm.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Agriculture… is our wisest pursuit, because it will, in the end, contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” —Thomas Jefferson
“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds. As long, therefore, as they can find employment in this line, I would not convert them into mariners, artisans, or anything else.” —Thomas Jefferson
What’s your favorite place to visit?
The Sawtooth Mountains.