Eric Kelley comes from a long line of successful lawyers. From visiting his grandfather’s chambers, who is a district court judge in California, to sparring during family holidays with his father and sister who are also lawyers, Eric was conditioned early on to appreciate how the law shapes policies, lives, and business. Recognizing there are people at the root of each case, Eric takes a very direct, honest, and comprehensive approach to anticipating each client’s needs and minimizing the intrusion into their lives.

With a practice that focuses on handling clients’ complex discovery challenges, as well as preparing expert witnesses for report drafting, deposition, and trial, Eric’s experience spans both state and federal courts and includes all phases of litigation. He has authored a wide variety of motions and briefs, including motions on substantive, procedural, and evidentiary issues with a focus on discovery issues. Eric’s experience includes expert witness retention, preparation, drafting expert witness direct and cross examination outlines, and taking depositions. He works closely with clients to coordinate case strategy and timing.

A 2018 graduate of Georgetown Law, Eric was a member of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy and was a Judicial Extern for Judge Consuelo B. Marshall of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He received his undergraduate degree in English from Williams College, where he was Captain of the Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Team and a member of the Black Student Union. During college, Eric worked as a Judicial Liaison for the Casey Family Project, a program designed to serve at-risk youth. Following graduation from Williams, he worked as an Intern for the State of Delaware’s Office of Defense Services.

Recognizing, as a cancer survivor, that there are more difficult challenges in life, Eric brings a positive attitude and real-world perspective to each case. The experience also has crystalized his life goals and, when he is not practicing law, he prioritizes the activities he most enjoys and at which he excels, including serving as a Junior Board Member for Bright Beginnings, a D.C. based charitable organization focused on youth education and family outreach.


Georgetown Law (J.D., 2018) Williams College (B.A., 2015)


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  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, E-Discovery, 2024

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