Kelly A. Kosek is a commercial litigation attorney with experience defending clients in a wide range of litigation matters including putative class actions, contract disputes, and a variety of torts including manufacturing and design defects, failure to warn, civil conspiracies, employer international torts, fraud, negligence, and premises-liability claims. Kelly has represented a broad spectrum of clients, including clients in the title insurance industry, construction industry, mortgage industry, car-rental industry, and home-warranty industry. She has also represented manufacturers of automobiles, chemicals, refractory products, and firearms.
Kelly has significant experience defending class actions and defeating putative classes via summary judgment and motions to dismiss. She has also defeated motions for class certifications.
Kelly also has experience with lien and bond claims, as well as collections issues within the construction industry.
Since 2013, Kelly has chaired Hahn Loeser’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, whose mission is to design and support programming to develop leadership skills and create unique opportunities for Hahn Loeser’s women attorneys. The initiative works in the community to promote the advancement of women by engaging in thoughtful dialogue, sponsoring, hosting, or attending women’s events, and providing overall support to women in their professional endeavors. As part of those efforts to support women in their professional endeavors, each fall the initiative hosts professional women at a seminar featuring a nationally recognized speaker.
The College of William and Mary, J.D., 2002
Honors & Activities: William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review
Allegheny College, B.A, 1999
Honors & Activities: Phi Alpha Theta, Member; Order of Omega, Alden Scholar
Strongsville City Council, Ward 3 Councilwoman, 2018-present
Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, Board of Directors, 2016-present
Playhouse Square Partners, Board of Directors, 2008-14, Co-Chair, 2010-11; Vice Co-Chair, 2009-10; Membership Co-Chair, 2008-09
Strongsville Women’s League, Member, 2017-present
Strongsville Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2017-present
AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2022
Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2010-17
Northeast Ohio’s Top 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers, Inside Business, 2008
State of Ohio, 2002
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Eighth Circuits
Cleveland Bridge Builders, Member of Class of 2009
Defense Research Institute (“DRI”), Committee Leadership: Vice-Chair of Class Action Specialized Litigation Group (“SLG”) (2017-present); Liaison between Commercial Litigation and Young Lawyers’ Committees, 2009-10 (Co-Vice-Liaison 2007-09). Committee Membership: Commercial Litigation and Women in the Law
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Bar Admissions Appeals Subcommittee, Member, 2009-present; Bar Admissions Committee, 2006-present