Kelly Davis practices in the firm’s Workers’ Compensation, Insurance and Employment practice groups. Kelly defends employers against workplace claims and injuries, and advises businesses in the retail, staffing, manufacturing, and restaurant and hospitality industries. She also has over a decade of experience working with small family-owned businesses.
Kelly began her legal career as an attorney for the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, which has Commissioners throughout the State and at its main office in Harrisburg. She then joined Gallagher Bassett Services, a third-party administrator, where she was part of the management team and handled complex litigated compensation claims. Kelly was based in the company’s Mechanicsburg, P.A. office.
Drawing from her experience in the insurance industry, Kelly blends legal experience with actual day-to-day business strategy. Working in claims directly with employers, she understands their business needs as it relates to claims handling and exposure, employee retention, and various other concerns. Kelly knows that many employers have business needs that influence how safety and claims are handled and she’s able to carry that understanding forward and let it influence her legal advice. Kelly’s understanding of the claims process enables her to connect easily with claims professionals as well as employers facing challenges resolving claims matters.
Kelly’s strength as an advocate comes from her emphasis on being available, responsive and easy to contact. She also takes great pride in being approachable and easy to understand—a skill, which she developed after more than a decade teaching and mentoring students as an Adjunct Professor at Central Penn College.
Kelly’s favorite part of being a lawyer is talking and collaborating with employers and claims professionals to solve various legal needs. If Kelly weren’t practicing law, she would be a professional chef or caterer. Kelly enjoys cooking for friends and family and sitting down to dinner.
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Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2000
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Political Science and Pre-Law, 1996