Focus Areas

Kelly provides trust administration and estate planning advice for clients in collaboration with Fiduciary’s investment officers and clients’ outside estate planning counsel. Kelly also assists with estate settlement matters and issues related to private foundations and other nonprofit organizations.


Prior to joining Fiduciary, Kelly was an attorney at Lourie & Cutler where she advised individuals and families on tax, trust and estate planning issues since 2007. She also counselled nonprofit organizations on issues relating to formation, governance and operations. Prior to Lourie & Cutler, Kelly held similar roles at the law firms of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, Winfree Law Office, APC, and Peabody & Arnold. Kelly also was a Law Clerk to Chief Justice F. Michael Kruse and Associate Justice Lyle L. Richmond of the High Court of American Samoa.

Professional Memberships

Boston Bar Association – Estate Planning Section; Tax Exempt Organizations Section (Steering Committee Member 2010-current, past Section Co-Chair)
Boston Estate Planning Council
Trust and Estates Consortium
Alaska Bar Association

Thought Leadership

Converting a Private Foundation to a Donor-Advised Fund
Naming a Trust as an IRA Beneficiary: Key Considerations
Choosing the Best Charitable Giving Approach

Kelly is a frequent presenter at Boston Bar Association and MCLE New England educational seminars on topics related to estate planning and nonprofit organizations.


Kelly grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska and now lives in Carlisle, Massachusetts with her husband, David, and young adult daughter, Anna. Kelly enjoys cross-country skiing, running, reading, quilting and making greeting cards, and she especially enjoys orienteering with the New England Orienteering Club. She currently is “section-walking” the entire Bay Circuit Trail.