Kelly C. Gales
Kelly C. Gales is an associate at K2 Employment Law. Kelly has been litigating cases over the past 18 years mainly in the area of labor and employment law.
Kelly has experience in handling all aspects of employment litigation matters from filing a complaint to going to trial. She has extensive experience before both state and federal courts. She has handled claims of gender, race, age, and disability discrimination and harassment; wrongful termination and violations of civil rights; and wage and hour claims in both state and federal courts.
Kelly obtained her Juris Doctor degree and Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2004 from Pepperdine University School of Law. During Law School, she was selected by her fellow law school students to be the Chairperson of Interschool Teams for the Moot Court Board and competed in multiple national moot court competitions. She was a finalist in the Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. Upon graduating law school, she was made a member of The Order of Barristers, a national honor society, for her exceptional oral argument and brief writing skills.
Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2000 from the University of California, Los Angeles. Upon graduating from college, she worked in Human Resources, which sparked her interest in employment law and employee rights. Kelly holds a deep commitment to do what is right for employees facing illegal workplace practices. During law school, she worked as an intern at Public Counsel Law Center for the Consumer Rights Project, which made her passionate about advocating for people’s rights and battling corporations in the pursuit of justice. Kelly is a zealous advocate, has empathy for clients, and can effectively analyze legal issues to help you achieve the results you deserve.
Kelly is admitted to practice law in all California state courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.