Kelly O’Connell, Esq.

Florida & New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Email: | Phone: 212-587-0760

College: Nova Southeastern University, B.S.

Law School:
St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D.
Certificate in Intercultural Human Rights

Practice Areas:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contracts


State Courts: New York, Florida

Federal District Court:

Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida


While in law school, Kelly was an executive editor of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, a legal journal that focuses on advancing global equality. Additionally, she concentrated her studies on human rights law and served on the executive boards of both the Black Law Students Association and the Caribbean Law Students Association. Kelly was also the recipient of the Law Global Scholarship and Book Award for Excellence in Rule of Law.

Throughout Kelly’s law school career and various legal 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. Attorney O’Connell brings this skillset with her to the employment law firm of the Derek Smith Law Group to help New York & Florida employees, in both Federal and State courts, in the areas of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and contract disputes.

As a zealous legal advocate for justice, Kelly believes in a hands-on approach and always working diligently on the details of a client’s case from inception through the solution, to ensure the best possible legal result.

When not representing her clients, you may find Kelly on the beach, running through Central Park, or enjoying the great outdoors.

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