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Mary Kelly

Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, P.C.
557 Prospect Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105


About Me:

I have been a partner at Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, P.C., the largest law firm in Connecticut dedicated solely to representing employees and unions in employment-related matters, since 1996, and have practiced solely in the areas of labor and employment law in Connecticut for over twenty years.

My practice primarily involves representing employees with race, gender, disability, age sexual orientation, national origin, or religious discrimination and/or retaliation claims. However, I also regularly provide counseling and advice, review separation agreements, represent labor union and their members, and represent employees with respect to claims involving first amendment activity, the FMLA, failure to accommodate, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, defamation, and invasion of privacy.

I am currently on the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee, and am Co-Chair of the Employment Discrimination Subcommittee. I am also a former CELA President and a former co-chair of the Hartford Bar Association Labor and Employment Section.

Connecticut Super Lawyers 2006-2010: Employment & Labor category.
New England Super Lawyers 2007-2010: Employment & Labor category

My philosophy as to my practice as a labor and employment lawyer is best summed up by the following two quotes:

Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people. ~Cesar Chavez