Kelly Smith Watkins

Kelly Smith Watkins: Attorney with Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
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Kelly Smith Watkins concentrates her practice on complex litigation matters and workers’ compensation defense.

Kelly’s civil litigation and appellate experience includes handling matters involving commercial disputes, ERISA, and other insurance coverage issues. Her experience also includes employment cases, non-compete disputes, jurisdictional issues, business tort claims, and class action defense. She also handles collection matters for health care providers, including matters where there are insurance disputes and/ or multiple sources of payment involved.

In addition, Kelly has extensive experience in workers’ compensation defense matters.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors at Touchstone Theater in Bethlehem Pennsylvania and is on the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem.



•Quoted, “ Helping businesses before, and after, disasters strike, ”, December 27, 2018
•Quoted, “ Preparation seen as key to crisis response, ”, December 10, 2018

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Litigation
  • Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(484) 765-2203  Phone
(610) 391-1805  Fax
University Attended:
Millsaps College, B.S., magna cum laude, 1990
Law School Attended:
Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 1994, Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

•Pennsylvania Bar Association

•Northampton County Bar Association


Peer Reviews

Allentown, Pennsylvania

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