Join the team

Get direct client involvement from Day One — and veteran mentorship every day thereafter.

What’s it like to build your legal practice at Kelly IP? Imagine the experience of a Big Law IP firm, but package it all into a smaller, more nimble, and more laid-back work environment.

Even as a young attorney here, you’ll get a direct view of client work and interact with attorneys and leaders inside organizations that are household names and fresh startups and everything in between. You will be mentored by veteran attorneys, given honest feedback on your work, and enjoy flexibility in how, where, and when you practice it. You will be challenged, sure — but you will have balance and grow as an attorney and individual.

Kelly IP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all persons. The firm does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by law.

We welcome inquiries from highly qualified candidates at any time. Send us your resume, and be sure to tell us about your interest in trademark and copyright law.

I came here and instantly got the opportunity to work on big assignments. You don’t get that at larger firms.

Hani Gazal, Associate

1L Diversity Fellow Program  – Application Deadline: January 15, 2022

Kelly IP’s 1L Diversity Fellow Program awards one fellowship annually to a first-year law student from a background traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession who wants to explore a career in trademark and copyright law. The 1L Diversity Fellow will spend 6-8 weeks (at the Fellow’s election) as a paid summer associate at Kelly IP. The Fellow will also receive formal mentorship from at least one partner and one associate at Kelly IP during the summer and throughout the following academic school year, and participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program.

The 1L Diversity Fellow program is open to all first-year law students from a group historically underrepresented in the legal profession that is currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school with demonstrated interest in trademark and copyright law. 

To apply, please submit the following to [email protected] with the subject 1L Diversity Fellowship Application by January 15, 2022:

  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • Law school transcript (can be unofficial)
  • College transcript (can be unofficial)
  • Personal statement (500 words or less) that answers one of the following questions:
    • An example of your commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession or in the community
    • What does a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace mean to you?