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Kelly C. Smith

Kelly C. Smith

Associate| Denver


Kelly Smith concentrates her practice on commercial litigation. She represents a variety of clients in both state and federal court. She has experience in matters involving construction disputes, breaches of contract, real estate disputes, and business torts. As a former federal law clerk, she specializes in representing clients in federal courts. Also a former prosecutor, Kelly has tried multiple cases to trial and has substantial courtroom experience.

  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Executive Comments Editor, San Diego Law Review
    • Vice President, Student Bar Association
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., Psychology, 2012)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Association
    • Denver Chapter, Board Member
  • Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney (2018-2019)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Law Clerk to the Hon. John A. Houston (2016)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Law Clerk to the Hon. David H. Bartick (2017)
  • Snell & Wilmer, Summer Associate (2014), Associate (2015, 2017-2018)
  • United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California, Law Clerk, General Crimes Division (2014)
  • California Attorney General's Office, Law Clerk, Correctional Writs and Appeals Division (2013)
  • University of San Diego School of Law, Research Assistant to Roy Brooks (2013)
  • Superior Court of Orange County, Judicial Extern to The Hon. J. Kimberly Menninger (2013)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Christensen Research Lab, Research Assistant (2011-2012)
  • Orange County Office of the District Attorney, Legal Intern (2011)
  • Orange County Office of the Public Defender, Legal Intern (2010)
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, All Districts of California
  • Supreme Court of Colorado