J.D. Stetson University College of Law | B.A. University of Central Florida | A.A Valencia College
Orange County Bar Association |Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association | Central Florida Commercial Real Estate Association
Practicing at ZKS LAW, Kelley’s focus is within the firm’s real estate and banking, lending, and structured finance areas. Her responsibilities involve composing loan documents for banks and working alongside other attorneys at the firm to support the entire lifecycle of commercial projects, ensuring seamless progression from initiation to completion.
Kelley is a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and a commitment to excellence in the legal field. As a first-generation college graduate, Kelley’s first exposure to the legal world was a pivotal moment during a fifth-grade career day when a female construction attorney sparked a flame of inspiration within her, setting the stage for her future in law.
Undeterred by conventional expectations, Kelley did her undergrad at the University of Central Florida, where she graduated with honors in Political Science. Before attending Law School at Stetson University College of Law, Kelley worked as a legal assistant, which ultimately solidified her dream of becoming an attorney specializing in transactional law.
While at Stetson University College of Law, Kelley took on leadership roles as the President of the Asian American Law Student Association and the Vice President of the Bankruptcy Society. Her dedication extended beyond the classroom as she interned at various law firms, the Florida House of Representatives, and the Middle District of Florida.
Kelley’s career trajectory solidified when she participated in the Summer Associates program at ZKS. Given the opportunity to explore different practice areas, she found her niche in real estate law. ZKS recognized her potential, and Kelley, impressed by the open-minded and friendly culture, knew she had found a professional home where mentorship and camaraderie thrived.
What sets Kelley apart in her professional achievements is a strong sense of responsibility and appreciation for the opportunities her immigrant parents did not have. As a first-generation college graduate and law student, Kelley embraces the power and moral responsibility of being an attorney.
Beyond her legal experience, Kelley is an active community member, dedicating nine years to serving as a Youth Group Leader at one of the largest Vietnamese churches in Orlando. Her commitment to volunteering reflects her values and a deep connection to her roots.
Kelley’s interests extend beyond the legal field. A fashion enthusiast, she balances her professional life with a love for golf, exploring different cuisines, and a mission to savor every Michelin-starred restaurant in Orlando. Her journey from a first-generation college graduate to a real estate attorney at ZKS LAW is a testament to the transformative power of pursuing one’s true calling.
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