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Kelly Powers is a principal in the firm’s Family Law & Private Clients Group. She represents parents and children in state, interstate, UCCJEA, and international family and child law matters. Her practice focuses on the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Kelly’s practice includes international child abduction matters, custody, child support, divorce, financial remedies, alimony, adoption, second parent adoption, protection from domestic violence, marital contracts, marital torts, and reputation management.

Before joining Miles & Stockbridge, Kelly was the judicial law clerk to The Honorable Audrey J.S. Carrion, the former Judge in Charge of the Family Division of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

Affiliations & Recognition

Community Activities

  • The Women’s Law Center of Maryland: President

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Committee

  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Family Law Committee

  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Committee

  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Family Law Committee

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Family Law Committee

  • International Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee

  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • Virginia State Bar

Recognition

  • American Bar Association’s Section of Family Law Jean Crowe Pro Bono Award (2017)

  • Maryland Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition: Selected for inclusion in the area of Family Law (2010-2013)

  • Miles & Stockbridge Pro Bono Advocate Award (2012)

  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition: Selected for inclusion in the area of Family Law (2014-2017)

Blogs

Case Examples

Abbott v. Abbott

Abbott v. Abbott, 560 U.S. 1 (2010), Counsel Amicus Curiae for the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private Intern...

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Lozano v. Alvarez

Lozano v. Alvarez, 134 S.Ct. 1224 (2014) Counsel Amicus Curiae for Reunite International Child Abduction Centre...

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Gamboa v. Murphy

Gamboa v. Murphy, Civil Action No. DKC 16-3716, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 168038 (D. Md. Dec. 5, 2016)....

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Press Coverage

Publications

Speaking Engagements

"Mentoring in Civility," Maryland State Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Annual Meeting (May 13, 2009).
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