Kadeejah J. Kelly


Kadeejah J. Kelly is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice.

Ms. Kelly’s practice focuses on Professional Liability including lawyers, architects & engineers, New York State Labor Law, and Construction litigation matters.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Kelly served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Connecticut Superior Court. Additionally, Ms. Kelly was an Associate Attorney for a New York City based national law firm where she provided claims management, insurance coverage analysis and risk management services to insurers engaged in underwriting and reinsuring programs for various professional lines.

Ms. Kelly received her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2019 where she served as a student advocate in the Mediation Clinic and the Asylum & Human Rights Clinic. She also served as the Skills Chair for the Alternative and Dispute Resolution Society, the CT Sub Regional Director for the Northeast Black Law Students Association, and was the President of the UCONN Law Black Law Students Association. She received her Bachelor’s degree, with high honors, from SUNY at Buffalo.




  • State Bar Admissions
    • New York
  • State Appellate Courts
    • New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division


  • New York State Bar
  • Connecticut State Bar
  • American Bar Association


University of Connecticut School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2019

  • Notes & Comments Editor, CT Insurance Law Journal
  • Trachsel Scholarship
  • Jackson Lewis Scholarship
  • UCONN Senior Women Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
  • George W. Crawford Black Bar Association Award 2019 Recipient, Alternative Dispute and Resolution Sills Chair
  • Black Law Student Association President

SUNY University at Buffalo

Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in African American Studies & Biological Sciences, 2016

  • Dean's List
  • graduated high honors

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