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Mr. Alexander Kelly is a Senior Associate Attorney working in our North Carolina division. Alexander is drawn to employment law for the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the life of his clients. Inevitably, the lawyer-client relationship arises at a pivotal and often trying point in the client’s life. That moment will bring fear, confusion, and painful uncertainty. Alexander brings an abiding belief that exceptional representation requires recognition of this truth, empathy for each client, and personalized counsel throughout.

Since joining The Kirby G. Smith Law Firm, Alexander has counseled hundreds of individuals regarding their legal rights as an employee. He has experience with each

Federal District in North Carolina, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the EEO/MSPB process for federal employees; he has also appeared in numerous counties throughout the State on behalf of his clients. In addition, Alexander has counseled small businesses to develop practices and policies addressing potential legal liability. In each case, Alexander’s goal is to put his client in the best position to succeed.

Alexander comes to the Kirby G. Smith Law Firm from his solo practice serving Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He previously worked in private practice with law firms in North Carolina and Massachusetts. He also worked in the public sector with the General Counsel’s Office for the Massachusetts Department of Correction, as well as with the Guilford County Public Defender. Originally from Seattle, WA, he now resides in North Carolina with his wife Kristen, their son, and two loving pets.


  • North Carolina State Bar

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina

  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina

  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina

  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit


  • Juris Doctor, Northeastern University School of Law

    • Visiting Law Student, Wake Forest University School of Law

    • Honors: Northeastern University Law Journal Member

  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Furman University

    • Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Academic Honor Society

    • Honors: Dean's List


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