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Shannon Bell Joins the International Association of Defense Counsel

By Awards, Congratulations, News and Resources, Shannon Bell


Congratulations to Partner Shannon Bell on being invited to join the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Its core purposes are to enhance the development of skills, promote professionalism and diversity, and facilitate camaraderie among its members, their clients, as well as the broader civil justice community.

Shannon is an active and engaged member of several IADC Substantive Law Committees: Business Litigation, Construction Law and Litigation, and Trial Techniques and Tactics. Shannon is the third attorney of Kelly Law Partners, LLC invited to the IADC, joining William Kelly and Chanda Feldkamp.

Congratulations, Shannon!

Shannon Bell Appointed Vice Chair of DRI Commercial Litigation Committee

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Congratulations to Shannon M. Bell on her appointment as Vice Chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Commercial Litigation Committee!

The Commercial Litigation Committee is the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) fifth-largest substantive law committee and covers a diverse range of legal matters, from business torts to antitrust to class actions and beyond. Shannon is also a highly involved member of DRI’s Women in the Law Committee, where she serves as the Commercial Litigation SLC Liaison, and DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee. Shannon joined the DRI Business and Intellectual Property Litigation Super Conference Planning Committee in 2017, serving as this year’s Conference Chair and previously as Marketing Chair (2019-2020).

The DRI is the largest bar association for civil litigation attorneys and in-house counsel defending the interests of businesses and individuals. DRI enhances the skills and promotes the success of the civil defense bar through innovative programming, a vibrant membership community, a robust online content library, and vigorous advocacy on behalf of the legal profession.

Kelly Law Partners, LLC Ranked a Tier 1 Firm by Best Law Firms® 2024 Regionally in 3 Practice Areas

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Kelly Law Partners, LLC has been designated a Tier 1 firm in three practice areas in the 14th edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®. Inclusion in the Best Law Firms® rankings is a testament to our unwavering commitment to professional excellence, consistently earning high praise from our clients and peers.

Being named a top-tier law firm comes soon after our recent announcement that four of our attorneys were recognized as Best Lawyers in America® award recipients for 2024 in one or more of their individual practice areas.

Kelly Law Partners, LLC received Regional Tier 1 rankings in Colorado Best Law Firms® for 2024:

    Regional Tier 1 – Colorado

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor & Employment

Only 4% of law firms in the United States are considered for a Best Law Firms ranking. Earning a Tier 1 ranking signifies the elite status, integrity, and reputation that sets us apart from other law firms and lawyers.

Kelly Law Partners, LLC Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers® Award 2024 Recipients

By Allan Hale, Awards, Chanda Feldkamp, News and Resources, Shannon Bell, William Kelly

A huge congratulations to the Kelly Law Partners, LLC team! Four of our attorneys have been recognized in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in one or more of their individual practice areas. Our congratulations to:

William “Bill” J. Kelly III has earned a Best Lawyers® award for 3 consecutive years. Bill has been named to The Best Lawyers in America list 2024 for his professional excellence in:

Chanda M. Feldkamp has earned a Best Lawyers® award for 3 consecutive years. Chanda has been named to The Best Lawyers in America list 2024 for her professional excellence in:

Shannon M. Bell has earned a Best Lawyers® award for 2 consecutive years. Shannon has been named to The Best Lawyers in America list 2024 for her professional excellence in:

Allan L. Hale has earned a Best Lawyers® award for 11 consecutive years. Allan has been named to The Best Lawyers in America list 2024 for his professional excellence in:

These designations as Best Lawyers are a validation of their expertise and reputation earned through rigorous peer review. The Best Lawyers thorough evaluation process ensures that only the top lawyers earn this accolade. Best Lawyers is trusted by the law profession, the media, and the public globally and has established itself as the premier resource for those seeking legal services.

Here’s to our outstanding Colorado attorneys for this honor and for continually setting the bar high!

William Kelly Recognized in 27th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

By William Kelly

William Kelly has been recognized in the 27th Edition of Best Lawyers in America for the Litigation – Labor and Employment practice area and for Commercial Litigation. Bill has decades of employment litigation experience and has served on the International Association of Defense Council (IADC) committee for Employment since 2012. Best Lawyers is the only purely peer-reviewed guide to the legal profession and the Denver metro area is in the top 10 most competitive markets for receiving these awards.

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