Kelley grew up in a large working class family. Her background, life experience and a degree in Sociology has given her a unique insight into representing clients from diverse backgrounds. No matter culture, creed, gender or religion, Kelley advocates for her clients with empathy and the understanding needed to get them fair compensation for their injuries.
Kelley was married with two small children when she started university studies and continued on into law school. Before and during her university studies, she worked in a number of different environments. She has worked in retail as a cashier, a waitress, a bindery worker, a clerk and has first hand knowledge of what many of her clients experience working on assembly lines and factory floors. She understands it because she has done it. She can empathize with her clients who have modest paying jobs and the financial problems that can arise when they are injured in an accident and their income is interrupted, reduced or terminated.
Upon being called to the bar in 1994, Kelley practiced in the areas of criminal and family law through which she gained extensive trial experience. In 1999, she joined the Carranza firm, practicing exclusively in the area of personal injury law. She is proud of the firm’s commitment to providing legal representation to those who may otherwise not have access to justice. “We speak for those who have a hard time speaking for themselves. The law we are dealing with is complicated. In representing our clients we are sensitive to cultural and religious differences, along with language barriers that not only impact our clients’ daily lives, but the way we present their case as well. I believe it is that sensitivity and understanding that sets us apart.”
Kelley has appeared at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and at the Financial Services of Ontario. She is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.