Kelly Smith Haley is a partner in the Employment Law Group. She regularly practices in federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies. Kelly handles a broad range of employment issues, including cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of non-competition agreements and other contracts. She also advises and provides preventive counseling to employers on issues affecting the employment relationship, including personnel policies, EEO issues, covenants against competition, technology in the workplace, hiring and background checks, and strategies for employee discipline and termination. Kelly also has extensive experience in representing clients in real estate disputes involving commercial foreclosures, landlord-tenant disputes and receiverships.
Kelly is co-editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter written to help Illinois employers stay current on state and federal employment law developments.
Kelly is a former member of the Alumni Board of Governors for Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a Board Member for the Chicago Foundation for Women.
Kelly received her B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a member of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.