Kelly A. Kszywienski

Kelly A. Kszywienski: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Kelly Kszywienski assists clients in resolving complex commercial disputes through alternative dispute resolution, at trial, and on appeal. Kelly has represented individuals, governmental entities, and businesses in a broad range of commercial disputes, but focuses her practice primarily on disputes involving complex commercial contracts, real estate transactions, corporate governance issues, and constitutional claims.

In her appellate practice, Kelly has been involved in numerous appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, state courts of appeal, and state supreme courts. Kelly has also represented the interests of amici curiae and participated in a merits case before the United States Supreme Court.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• The Sell Decision: Aiding, Abetting Liability Not Included , Co-Author, Arizona Attorney Magazine (February 2014)
• Standing in Litigation, Presenter, Outdoor Advertising Association of America Legal Seminar (2012)
• The Benefits, Pitfalls of Establishing Your Business as an LLC, Co-Author, Ahwatukee Foothills News (June 20, 2012)
• Litigation Training: Injunctions, Presenter (2010, 2011, 2012)
• The Effect of Corporate IT Policies on Otherwise Privileged Communications, Co-Author, (2010)
• Shareholder Derivative Litigation Essentials, Presenter (2009)
• Roadblock in the Search for Truth: What are a Criminal Prosecutor's Constitutional and Ethical Obligations When the Evidence Supports Multiple, Inconsistent Theories of a Crime? Author, 37 U. TOL. L. REV. 1111 (2006)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Southwest Super Lawyers , Business Litigation (2017-2018)
•Rising Stars Edition (2014-2016)

Community Involvement

•Homeward Bound
•Snell & Wilmer Homeward Bound Committee, Co-Chair (2012-2017)
•Family Advocate
•Valley of the Sun United Way, Women’s Leadership Council
•Volunteer Lawyers Program
•Homeless Legal Assistance Project

Other Professional Experience

•Jones Day, Summer Associate, Columbus, Ohio
•Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project, Extern, Toledo, Ohio
•U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Extern to the Honorable David A. Katz
•United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio, Extern

Related News & Events

Apr 24
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings

Apr 12
Southwest Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Apr 11
Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Apr 10
Southwest Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Mar 31
Snell & Wilmer Plays Key Role in ABA Section of Litigation Conference in Arizona

Feb 01
The Sell Decision: Aiding, Abetting Liability Not Added Arizona Attorney Magazine

Dec 18
Snell & Wilmer Elects 15 New Partners

Nov 30
OAAA Legal Seminar Welcomes Snell & Wilmer Attorney Kelly Kszywienski as Presenter

Related Publications

Dec 20
Legal Alert - Arizona Supreme Court Reinstates Increased Campaign Contribution Limits

May 13
Under Construction - May 2009

Feb 04
Under Construction - February 2008

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Appeals and Critical Motions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Securities Litigation and Investigations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6384  Phone
University Attended:
University of Connecticut, B.A., Political Science, 1997
Law School Attended:
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., Valedictorian, summa cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, The University of Toledo Law Review, Dean's Award for Distinguished Achievement and Service, Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Highest-Ranking Student Award - Torts, Contracts I, Business Associations, Federal Tax, SBA Student Involvement Award, 2007
Year of First Admission:
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States District Court, District of Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona; Arizona; United States Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Activities

•State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, Co-Chair (2019)
•Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
•Adjunct Professor, Professional Responsibility (2017)
•American Bar Association
•Member, Section of Litigation Book Publishing Board (2014-present)
•2014 Section Annual Conference Committee, Co-Chair
•Commercial & Business Litigation Committee
•Editor-in-Chief, Committee Newsletter (2010-2012)
•Honorable Mention, Best Newsletter (2010-2011)
•Honorable Mention, Editor (2009-2010)
•Appellate Practice Committee
•State Bar of Arizona
•Appellate Practice Section
•Federal Bar Association
•Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
•Snell & Wilmer Hiring Committee

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