Kelly A. Green

Kelly A. Green: Attorney with Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP AV stamp icon
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As an experienced litigator, Kelly concentrates her practice representing clients in commercial and corporate litigation and in employment law and litigation. In the Court of Chancery, Kelly has successfully represented clients in fiduciary duty actions, contests over the governance and control of corporations, limited liability company and partnership matters, advancement and indemnification actions, books and record matters, dissolution actions, business torts and disputes over arbitration provisions.

Her experience in advising both employers and employees gives Kelly insight on employment matters from both perspectives. She has provided counsel on a range of matters including employment agreements, separation agreements, and discrimination charges brought before the Delaware Department of Labor and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Kelly has litigated restrictive covenant matters, employment discrimination cases involving age, race, gender, national origin and disability pursuant to the ADEA, Title VII, Section 1983, and the ADA, as well as retaliation claims.

Her practice also takes her before the Delaware Superior Court-including its Complex Commercial Litigation Division-where Kelly has represented clients in contract disputes, insurance coverage cases and personal injury defense cases.

Kelly holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Chancery/Corporate Litigation
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense and Coverage Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-388-4830  Phone
302-504-1657  Phone
302-652-8405  Fax
University Attended:
Hofstra University, B.A., 1996; John Jay College of Criminal Justice, M.A., 1998
Law School Attended:
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for District of Columbia; Supreme Court of the State of Delaware; United States District Court for the District of Delaware

•Delaware State Bar Association; Member
•American Bar Association; Member
•Delaware Office of the Child Advocate; Volunteer
Birth Information:
Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1974
Reported Cases:
Experience: Represented plaintiff in a covenant not to compete matter resulting in a favorable settlement. Bridgeport Tank Trucks, LLC v. Smith, C.A. No. 7936-VCG (Del. Ch. 2013); Obtained an award for plaintiff in excess of $4 million and attorneys' fees following a bench trial on a breach of contract and unjust enrichment claims under a loan agreement. TN Investors, LLC v. RETN, LLC, 2011 WL 862268 (Del. Super. Ct. Feb. 10, 2011); Represented plaintiff in a conflict over the proper composition of board of directors resulting in a favorable settlement. Hardy v. Jacobs and Acorn BioMedical, Inc., C.A. No. 5734-VCS (Del. Ch. 2010); Represented plaintiff in an action for indemnification and advancement resulting in a favorable settlement. Gay v. The Howard Hughes Corp., C.A. No. 4072 (Del. Ch. 2009); Obtained summary judgment on employment discrimination complaint. Walker v. The News Journal, 2008 WL 766788 (D. Del. Mar. 24, 2008)

Peer Reviews

4.5/5.0 (10 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 07/30/13 in Commercial Litigation

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 07/26/13 in Commercial Litigation

    Ms. Green has an uncanny ability to understand what is important, what is not, and to achieve client goals without getting distracted by the unimportant. Her work ethic, especially under difficult circumstances, is remarkable.

    Ms. Green has an uncanny ability to understand what is important, what is not, and to achieve client goals without getting distracted by the unimportant. Her work ethic, especially under difficult circumstances, is remarkable. Read less

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Wilmington, Delaware

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