We had the good fortune of connecting with Cheryl D. Kelly, Esquire and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cheryl D., can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I started working in the legal field back in 2004 as a legal assistant. I went on to college, then to law school. I continued to work for other lawyers and law firms the entire time. After I graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law and practiced law for a few years working for other firms, I found myself in a position where I either had to work for myself or continue working in positions that were not fulfilling and did not provide me with the freedom I knew I needed professionally. With over 15 years of experience under my belt, I felt I was prepared to make the move to being an entrepreneur. So, in 2018, I launched C. Kelly Law, LLC. and we have been serving the injured people of Georgia ever since.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
C. Kelly Law, LLC. is a personal injury law firm. We take on greedy insurance companies and big businesses when our clients are injured by the negligence of someone else. While we handle many types of injury cases all over the State of Georgia, we primarily help injured Georgians get financial compensation after being injured in auto accidents.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love Atlanta so much because there is literally something new to discover all the time. A great weekend would consist of lots of food. I would probably start off at Chattahoochie Food Works, Krog Street Market or Ponce City Market for a light bite and shopping. For dinner, drinks and vibes, I would go to the Delbar, Thompson Hotel and Dirty Rascal, Continent, or I Luv Pho. I would end the evening at Jeju Sauna Spa for some relaxation. On Sunday, I would take friends to church with me at Dream Center Church of Atlanta and then grab Sunday Brunch at Toast on Lenox or The Select in Sandy Springs.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
This is a tough one because I have had so many wonderful mentors throughout my academic and professional career. I truly would not be here without the support of my family and mentors. To name a few, Attorney Judith Cofield, Judge Eileen Olds, Judge Gail Tusan, and Attorney Tanya Mitchell Graham. These are all women who played pivotal roles in my academic and professional life, pushed me to be better, and helped me discover the greatness within me. There are many more who have reached back to help me along the way.
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