Prior to joining Driver Defense Team as the Lead Attorney, Kelly was a partner at McSweeney Moore Law Offices. She worked side by side with retired Judge Colleen McSweeney Moore beginning in 2013. Kelly joined McSweeney Moore Law Offices after graduating cum laude from the John Marshall Law School. She attended the John Marshall Law School from 2010-2013 and she was able to complete law school in only two and a half years.
Since being sworn in to the Illinois Bar, Kelly has practiced a variety of criminal law cases; everything from minor traffic offenses to class X felonies. She has participated in bench trials by presenting opening and closing statements, and direct and cross-examinations of various witnesses. She has been successful in completing a number of pretrial hearings on Motions to Quash Arrest and Suppress Evidence, Preliminary Hearings, Motions to Modify Bond, Petitions to Rescind Statutory Summary Suspension, and hearings regarding discovery violations. Kelly also second-chaired an Attempt First Degree Murder case that was set for a jury trial. Some of the more complicated criminal cases that Kelly has worked on include First Degree Murder, Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and Abuse, Home Invasion, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, and Hate Crimes.
During law school, she was a 711 Law Clerk for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. There, she observed hundreds of criminal cases, participated in bench trials and motions, wrote legal memoranda and completed discovery. She was also a law clerk for Goldberg Weisman & Cairo, Illinois’ largest personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm. There, she assisted civil attorneys with legal memoranda, discovery, and court filing. Additionally, she was a judicial extern for the Domestic Relations judges in the Will County Courthouse where she observed hundreds of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, and domestic abuse. She also had the opportunity to draft court orders and write legal memoranda.
Kelly spent four years on the Executive Board of Directors of the Southwest Bar Association. She was the President in 2020 and remains active as a Board of Directors in the Association.
Kelly Moore spent one year in Dublin, Ireland prior to attending law school. She waitressed to earn a living and in her free time, she experienced all of the traditions and customs that Ireland had to offer. After Dublin, Kelly backpacked around Europe for 30 days and traveled to more than 10 countries. Her experience traveling gave her the ability to relate and understand many cultures. Before traveling, Kelly attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There she received Bachelors of Arts Degrees in Criminology and Law Studies and Spanish Language and Literature as well as an accompanying Minor in Sociology. Before college, Kelly graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. She was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago in the Mt. Greenwood area and remains active in the community.