Kelly graduated from the University of Victoria and has been in practice since 1985. She maintains a general solicitor’s practice, focusing primarily in the areas of real estate, corporate, commercial, wills and estates, and contract law. She has been closely involved with the residential construction industry in Victoria and in particular with the Victoria Home Builders’ Association. She acted for many builders, developers and trade contractors in real estate and corporate matters. Kelly has also developed her practice recently to include entertainment law.