Mary Beth Kelly's Team
We understand that choosing an attorney can be a difficult decision. We promise to provide you with the respect you deserve as you are going through the legal process. A strong relationship between you and your attorney is a necessity. You will develop a strong relationship not only with Mary Beth
, but with her paralegal (Tiffany
), as well. We have a team approach, and our priorities include...
Maintaining open communication;
Promptly returning telephone calls and/or emails;
Respecting the value of your time; and
Giving each case the time and effort, and each client the courtesy they deserve.
Our motto is ...Our Purpose ~ Your Needs... Your legal representation should include not only the ethical and professional responsibility of the attorney, but also the ethical and professional responsibility of the support personnel. We take pride knowing that we have an honest and sincere team, and we are confident that as our client you will develop a relationship of trust built on these same values.
We are here for you and your family, and would be honored to be your Attorney 'team' for Life.
I was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois, a west suburb of Chicago. I attended Illinois State University and received a B.A. in International Business, with all intentions of going to law school. It was after attaining my undergrad degree that my life took its first big turn. I made the decision to not endure another Chicago winter, and moved to Florida. I knew two people in the state, a friend from college in Orlando and a cousin studying at UF in Gainesville. I chose Orlando, and took a job working for Disney in the Magic Kingdom. Law school would have to wait.
I made Orlando my home. I have two wonderful children, and I was very involved with them in elementary school. I volunteered in the classroom, went on field trips, was the ADDitions Coordinator, and helped with school pictures and the yearbook. As my kids got older, I dabbled in other careers (I got my real estate license and sold homes for a while), but I was missing the passion and love for my work.
My life then took its second big turn. I found myself needing a job, but I wanted a career. Determined to have both, I returned to my earlier passion and went back to school. Law school still wasn't in the cards, but the next best thing was ... an A.A. in paralegal studies. I finished my degree in record time, and two months after graduation my determination paid off and I began a new chapter in my life as a paralegal.
As a single mom, I wear a lot of hats. I have learned how to juggle, referee and negotiate with teenage kids. I have learned how to listen to my inner voice and trust what it is saying. I have found there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome. And when I am not overcoming obstacles or wearing my "supermom" cape, I love spending time on the golf course with the best teacher/caddie ever!
I enjoy my work, and look forward to the opportunity to help our clients find their inner confidence, overcome their obstacles, and attain their goals.