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Kelly H. Dove

Kelly H. Dove

Associate| Las Vegas


Kelly Dove's practice is focused on commercial litigation and appellate law, where she has been counsel to companies and individuals in more than 100 state and federal appeals and writ proceedings involving business torts, product liability, contracts and various business and commercial issues.

Kelly had the privilege of serving as part of the legal team with Lambda Legal and O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, as pro bono local counsel for the Plaintiff couples in Nevada’s marriage equality case, Sevcik v. Sandoval, filed in April 2012. Upon appeal of a dismissal of the challenge in the United State District Court, in October 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ultimately reversed and remanded the lower court’s dismissal of the case, declaring the state marriage ban unconstitutional and ordering entry of a permanent injunction to protect marriage equality in the State of Nevada.

Kelly has authored an article and provided commentary for a variety of publications on the topic of Nevada’s new Court of Appeals ranging from the Las Vegas Business Press to Business Voice, a publication of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining Snell & Wilmer, Kelly clerked for Judge J.S. Bybee of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Philip M. Pro of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law (J.D., 2007)
    • Ranked first in class
    • 12 CALI Awards
    • Editor-in-Chief, Nevada Law Journal
    • James E. Rogers Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
    • Society of Advocates
  • Rice University (M.A., Philosophy, concentration in Ethics, 2002)
  • Randolph-Macon Women's College (B.A., Philosophy; B.A., English Literature, Minor in Mathematics, cum laude, 1997)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Presidential Merit Scholarship
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • Supreme Court of Oregon
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Standing Commitee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices (2015)
  • Nevada State Bar, Appellate Litigation Section (2013-present)
    • Pro Bono Committee (2013-present)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Civil Litigation (2014)
  • Pro Bono Award, Snell & Wilmer (2014)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Judicial Clerk to Hon. Jay S. Bybee (2008-2009)
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada, Judicial Clerk to Hon. Philip M. Pro (2007-2008)
  • Snell & Wilmer, Summer Associate, Las Vegas, NV (2006)
  • UNLV, CCSN (2004-2005)
  • Primary Services, L.P., Consultant (2003-2007), Recruiter (1998-2003)
  • Various Higher Education Institutions, Part-Time Faculty (2002-2004)