Kelsey L. Smith is an experienced litigation attorney, having practiced in both federal and state courts on a variety of matters, including commercial litigation, business and corporate disputes, construction litigation, malpractice, cryptocurrency matters, construction litigation, and condominium disputes. Kelsey also has experience with corporate law and drafts shareholder agreements, reviews asset acquisition agreements, advises clients regarding compliance, and drafts a variety of commercial contracts.
Kelsey’s recent work and career interests include:
Prior to joining Hahn Loeser, she was first a law clerk and then an associate with another Chicago firm, where she gained extensive experience with all phases of litigation, in both state and federal court, including drafting pleadings, directing discovery, and drafting and arguing dispositive motions. Kelsey graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and International Studies from the University of Michigan, graduating with honors, Kelsey worked as an account executive for Yelp. Subsequently, she served as membership manager for the International Association of Defense Counsel as its membership manager, before she transitioned out of that role after her first semester of law school.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2020
Honors & Activities: Dean’s List Fall 2017 – Spring 2020, Thomas More Merit Scholar Recipient, John R. Jozwiak School of Law Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Recipient, Loyola Consumer Law Review, Staff Editor, Doctrinal Academic Tutor for first year Property and Criminal Law classes Fall 2018- Fall 2019
University of Michigan, B.A., with honors, International Studies and Political Science, 2015
Honors & Activities: Kappa Alpha Pi Alpha Chapter Pre-Law Society; Director of Social Relations, Universidad de Salamanca Summer Spanish Program (2013), Research Assistant to Professor William S. Lovejoy, University of Michigan School of Business, Research Assistant to Professor Michael S. Barr, University of Michigan Law School
State of Illinois, 2021
Northern District of Illinois, 2021