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Kellie A. Lavery

Kellie A. Lavery



  • Seton Hall University School of Law, 2002, J.D.
  • Rutgers University, 1998, B.A., Political Science and Urban Planning

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit

Kellie is a seasoned litigator with a focus on financial services litigation. She handles litigation in both federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Kellie has extensive experience arguing dispositive motions in the trial courts, taking and defending complex depositions, and has substantial trial experience, acting as lead counsel and trying cases through verdict in bench and jury trials.

Kellie has a depth of experience defending class actions, and was part of the team recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as New Jersey’s class action firm of the year for 2014.

Kellie defends numerous companies against individual and class claims brought under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and other state statutes. Kellie has developed a unique familiarity with these statutes and the defenses applicable to each that have been developed through legislative, regulatory and judicial decisions.

Kellie defends banks and lending institutions in litigation arising out of mortgage lending, credit card lending, auto-financing, and other banking transactions. She has developed an expertise with claims brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and other state and federal statutes, as well as a strong familiarity with the policies and practices of clients in these industries.

Kellie also represents clients seeking insurance coverage under various types of policies against their insurance companies that have disclaimed or delayed providing such coverage

Employment History

  • 2005 - Reed Smith
  • 2002 - Greenbaum Rowe Smith Ravin Davis & Himmel

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association