Kelly R. McClintock joined Blanchard & Walker as an experienced advocate, with over 15 years of experience in social justice and political advocacy work. As an attorney, Kelly cut her teeth representing survivors in some of the largest sexual assault mass tort settlements in the U.S. to date. These cases include the infamous Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State University and Robert Anderson cover-up at the University of Michigan. Kelly’s work on these cases included working through the bankruptcy proceedings to finally hold USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee responsible for their role in failing to protect young athletes. Kelly also brings experience from her time working for Lansing’s 30th Circuit Court, where she worked side by side with Judges, Referees, and other Court staff.
Kelly earned a dual bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan. She spent one year in South Africa at the University of Cape Town as part of her history and political science studies. After returning to Michigan Kelly worked for the premier nonprofit community development finance institution in the Midwest, Cinnaire Corporation. At Cinnaire, Kelly advocated at state Capitols and Washington D.C. for greater access and resources for affordable housing and economic development opportunities in the lowest income areas. She left Cinnaire as an Assistant Vice President to pursue her law degree at Michigan State University College of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude.
While in law school, Kelly dedicated herself to Michigan’s anti-trafficking movement. She is a certified trainer and member of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, where she still works with survivors, service-providers, and law enforcement to bring traffickers to justice.
Kelly currently serves her community on the Board of Directors for mid-Michigan’s Childhood Advocacy Center, SmallTalk, which conducts forensic interviews of children who have been sexually assaulted and provides therapy and other resources to families facing these difficult situations. She also serves as a board member of the Ingham County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. Kelly and her spouse are members of East Lansing’s Peoples Church. They stay active trying to keep up with their two-year old toddler and are expecting their second son summer 2023.
Angela received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 2004. Before attending law school, Angela worked for the State Bar of Michigan’s Open Justice Commission, where she assisted in coordinating a statewide pro-bono project for domestic violence victims. While in law school, she interned at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and Legal Services of South Central Michigan.
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