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Kelley F. Farrell


“I’m not a woman. I’m a force of nature.” — Courtney Love

Areas of Concentration

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation
  • Shareholder Disputes

Experience at Work

Kelley focuses her practice on commercial, employment and real estate litigation matters.

For over twenty-five years, Kelley has represented large corporations, privately held companies and individuals in a variety of commercial, business torts, contract, and insurance-related litigation matters. She has taken numerous cases to trial, regularly serving as lead counsel.

In her employment law practice, Kelley advises companies of all sizes on issues such as hiring, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination and wage and hour laws, employee leave rights and workers’ compensation. She also handles employment-related disputes and litigation before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.

Kelley’s real estate practice includes representing condemning authorities, developers, and property owners in eminent domain cases involving total and partial takings of commercial, residential, and industrial properties, landlord-tenant actions, and neighboring property disputes.

Awards & Recognitions


  • The Best Lawyers in America® | Employment Law/Management, St. Louis (2013 – Present)
  • Super Lawyers® | Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers List, Super Lawyer (2016 – Present)
  • Super Lawyers® | Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars List, Rising Star (2008 – 2009)
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Largest Reported Defense Wins (2015)


  • Washington University School of Law | Order of the Coif


  • Supreme Court of Missouri | Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Regional Disciplinary Committee | Member (2021 – Present)

Knowledge & Insights


  • Trial Practice. Washington University School of Law | Adjunct Professor

Firm Programs

  • COVID-19 and Unemployment: What Employers Need to Know. Webinar. St. Louis, MO. (2020)

Admissions & Qualifications

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Educational Background

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law (1994)
  • B.A., University of Missouri, magna cum laude (1991)

Leadership & Community Engagement

Professional Organizations

  • The Federal Bar Association | St. Louis Chapter
Twelve Capes Sokol Attorneys Selected to the 2021 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Eighteen Capes Sokol Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Best Lawyers in America
Twenty Capes Sokol Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Best Lawyers in America ©