Kelsey is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. She represents and advises companies on a broad range of employment-related issues including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, restrictive covenants, policies and handbooks, employment terminations, and severance agreements. Kelsey regularly handles cases in both federal and state court arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act. She is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina and has represented companies in a variety of industries including hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and finance.
Kelsey graduated cum laude from Hamline University with a B.A. in Legal Studies. She received her J.D. cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law where she served as an Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit as a member of the Wake Forest Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Prior to joining the firm, Kelsey worked for two national labor and employment firms and served as a federal law clerk in the United States Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters.