Kelly S. KylisAssociate
Ms. Kylis is an associate with the firm. She practices in the area of general civil litigation, including personal injury, environmental, and commercial litigation. She represents individuals and businesses in a variety of litigation matters, including business disputes, breach of contract, property disputes, premises liability, and allegations of injury due to asbestos exposure. She regularly appears in the court throughout the state of Maryland, and has tried cases to judgement at both the District Court and Circuit Court level. Ms. Kylis also practices appellate litigation and has successfully briefed and argued cases before the Maryland Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals. Ms. Kylis has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Maryland Rising Star for 2018 and 2019.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kylis completed a two-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Clayton Greene, Jr., of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. As a clerk for Judge Greene, Ms. Kylis assisted with a variety of civil and criminal cases. Ms. Kylis applies the skills from her two years as an appellate clerk in her appellate practice, both in brief writing and oral advocacy. In addition, Ms. Kylis’s clerkship with the highest court of the state has provided her valuable insight into judicial reasoning and the judicial process in Maryland, which she applies in all aspects of her litigation practice. Ms. Kylis’s passion for the law began well before attending law school when she worked as a legal assistant for a trial lawyer in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where she assisted with a wide variety of civil litigation matters.
Ms. Kylis graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park (B.A. 2009), where she won first prize in the English Department’s Professional Writing Contest and served as a director of the equestrian club. She graduated cum laude from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (J.D. 2013). While in law school, Ms. Kylis served as an associate editor of the Catholic University Law Review. The Law Review published a case note authored by Ms. Kylis on the topic of venue in public securities litigation. In addition to her service on the Law Review, Ms. Kylis participated in moot court and competed in the Philip C. Jessup Cup International Law Moot Court Competition. Ms. Kylis also served as a teaching assistant for a first year legal writing course.
Ms. Kylis is admitted to the Maryland State Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland.
J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2013
B.A., University of Maryland, 2009
Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2015
United States Court of Federal Claims, 2017
Maryland State Bar Association
Member Since: 2013
Women's Bar Association of Maryland
Member Since: 2015
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Member Since: 2015
Bien Venue: SEC v. Johnson and the Policy for Broad Procedural Requirements in Public Securities Actions, Catholic University Law Review, Fall 2012