Bell & Kelly is retained to investigate alleged sexual violence, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, improper governmental activities, and wrongful termination. These investigations are comprehensive and fair, taking into consideration the perspectives of all parties. Karen Bell and Kathleen Kelly are very experienced. Their labor, employment and criminal law experience make them highly qualified to handle the most sensitive issues.


Bell & Kelly assists parties in resolving disputes and repairing relationships through a transformative process in which the parties control the outcome. Bell and Kelly are extremely approachable and know how to listen. They take into account the experiences and concerns of all parties, regardless of the complexity of the situation.



Bell & Kelly attorneys serve as neutral hearing officers in employee and student discipline matters. This work includes matters pending before school district governing boards and personnel commissions. Bell & Kelly attorneys hear employee dismissals, student expulsions, and appeals.



Another offering is employee and student training on the prevention of harassment, discrimination and sexual violence. Examples of workshops include "Confronting Implicit Bias" and "The Science of Effective Teams."



Bell & Kelly helps individuals gain a thorough understanding of an organization's policies and expectations. The approach is tailored to the particular organization and context.