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Kelli N. Ford

Kelli N. Ford

Kelli Ford joined the firm in 2019. Kelli, a Lake County native, attended Cornell College, where she received bachelor's degrees in both History and Philosophy and served for two years as captain of the soccer team. Kelli earned her juris doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law in North Haven, Connecticut, where she graduated Cum Laude in 2015. Kelli was active within the International Human Rights Society, where she traveled twice to Nicaragua and presented on various comparative law topics at a conference hosted by the Universidad Nacional Autònoma de Nicaragua.

After graduation, Kelli worked as an attorney in a private law firm in New Haven, Connecticut, representing injured persons in civil injury claims as well as workers’ compensation claims. Kelli moved back to Lake County in 2019 to be closer to family and will continue her representation of injured persons in her home state.

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2015
  • Illinois, 2016


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. - 2015
  • Cornell College, B.A. - 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Past Employment

  • Levy, Leff & DeFrank, PC, New Haven, CT, Associate Attorney, November 2015 – September 2019
Avvo Elite Lawyer Badge 10 Best 2016 ASLA 2017 Nation's Top One Percent American Justice Institute Top 10 Chicago Bar Association DuPage County Bar Association Illinois State Bar Association Kane County Bar Association Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Lake County Bar Association McHenry County Bar Association Workers Compensation Lawyers Association Martindale Hubbell Salvi & Maher, LLC BBB Business Review
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