Emily Smayda Kelly
Emily Smayda Kelly, Esq. guides both individuals and companies through transitions with her legal consulting company, Kel-Lume Group. She has taken twenty years of being a labor and employment attorney experience in public (Jane Campbell Administration), private (Union Representation), corporate (Tradesmen International), and nonprofit (GC of Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio), settings on both sides of the table and now focuses on making a difference. She helps individuals navigate through their employment challenges, including noncompete, severance packages, unemployment and coaches them through to their next opportunity be it traditional employment, business owner, or independent contractor.
She believes that her twenty-five years of coaching experience as a professional figure skater dovetail into her legal skills when individuals experience high emotional turmoil in their transitions. When she is not in an ice rink or a courtroom, she believes in giving back to the community with volunteering her time in job seeker outreach groups, local political campaigning, United Way, St. Dominic Church Financial Council, WIN Cleveland Board, and judging at local skating competitions. She is most proud of her balancing of her household with her husband Mark and son Grayson.