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Kelley F. Farrell


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

Areas of Concentration

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

Experience at Work

Kelley Farrell 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.

In the Community

Kelley currently serves as Adjunct Professor for Trial Practice for Washington University School of Law (2011-present).

Awards & Designations

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

Memberships & Associations

In 2021, Kelley was appointed by the Supreme Court of Missouri to serve as a member of the Regional Disciplinary Committee for the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel which investigates allegations of ethical violations by members of the bar.

Licensed to Practice

  • Missouri
  • Illinois


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