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Lenore C. Kelly

Senior Counsel

(213) 426-2000

Lenore Kelly joined Hurrell Cantrall LLP as Senior Counsel in 2018.

Ms. Kelly is a civil defense litigator practicing in the areas of Public Entity Defense, Complex Tort, Employment, and Construction.  Her representation of self-insured entities and private insureds has included wrongful death, catastrophic injury, significant property loss, civil rights violations, wrongful termination / discrimination / retaliation, and industrial injury.  Claims exposure spans seven figure losses to situations triggering excess coverage lines.  She is a results driven advocate in early risk transfer analysis, in summary disposition, at trial and during mediation.  Her risk management counsel has included review and advisement on employee manuals, job descriptions, operational protocol, employee training, and advisement on workplace control systems.

Ms. Kelly has presented in the areas of professional liability, risk management, employment practices, industrial claims and served as alumni panelist for the Golden Gate University Law School appellate advocacy program.

In her off time, Ms. Kelly is a runner and martial arts instructor, proficient in the fighting arts of Muay Thai, Boxing, Eskrima Kali, and Kung Fu...

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  • California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California


  • San Francisco State University, B.A., 1985
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1994