Lelamarie (Lela) Kelly earned her BA from the University of Southern California, where she graduated magna cum laude, and her JD with a concentration in business law from the UCLA School of Law. She is admitted to practice in California and has been practicing for almost a decade.
Lela began her career in the San Francisco office of Jones Day. She later moved to Los Angeles where she transitioned to an in-house counsel position.
Lela primarily focuses on the firm’s corporate transactional and governance matters, including entity formation, intellectual property licensing and protection, small business employment issues, commercial contracts and venture financing.
Lela lives in Los Angeles with her two college-bound daughters, Alexis and Coco, and young son, James. When not lawyering, she can be found either galivanting the world with her kids, cooking Italian and Filipino dishes in the kitchen, or exercising on a Pilates reformer.
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law – J.D. 2009
University of Southern California – B.A. magna cum laude 2006