Kelly O’Connell is a litigation associate at Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC where she focuses on Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Civil Rights matters. Kelly received her education at Nova Southeastern University (BA) and St. Thomas University School of Law (JD and certificate in Intercultural Human Rights).
While in law school, Kelly was an executive editor of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, a journal that focuses on advancing global equality.  Additionally, she was on the executive board of both the Caribbean Law Student Association and Black Law Student Association.
Through Kelly’s law school career and various internships, she has gained ample knowledge in the areas of civil litigation and discrimination law, including assisting in a multi-million dollar race and gender discrimination case. It is this experience and passion for helping others that Kelly brings to her practice as a lawyer.