Up and Coming Lawyers: Kelly Lynch

by Ali Manor

By Hannah Garcia


For someone who calls herself “an artist by nature,” law may not seem like the obvious career choice, but Kelly Lynch seems content with her decision.

“I wanted to contribute more,” she said, now an associate with the Harris Law Firm. “Not to say that art isn’t a contribution to society, but I wanted to go find people who needed help, and I wanted to actually make a difference in their lives.”

Lynch went to law school in 2009 after several years in the art world, managing a gallery in her home state of South Carolina and working as a special effects and scenic artist for various films. Her first movie was 2008’s “Leatherheads,” a flick about a professional football league set in the 1920s.

She originally attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego for intellectual property, but “found it kind of drab.”

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