Heather J. Kelly
Heather J. Kelly has a passion for serving the community — and the clients of the Bertram Law Group.
“I love our clients. I really do,” she said. “They come to us at a time when they’re most in need, most vulnerable. They’ve been injured or they’ve lost someone. We can’t give them back what they’ve lost … but we can help them get answers and provide for their futures.”
A native of Maryland, Kelly announced she wanted to be a lawyer in the third grade, when a reporter from The Baltimore Sun interviewed her class about what they’d like to do when they grew up. She at first gravitated toward journalism, however, majoring in both English and political science at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1992.
Thanks to a mock trial competition that “sparked something in me,” Kelly found her passion for the courtroom, obtaining her law degree from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., in 1995.
After graduating from law school, Kelly was selected to be the law clerk for Judge William D. Missouri, in the Prince George’s County Circuit Court. After several years in private practice, she had the honor to join the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she handled civil cases as an Assistant US Attorney. Her desire to assist people on an individual basis brought her back to private practice three years later.