Kelly R. McClintock

Kelly R. McClintock

Associate Attorney

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.

Education

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.

Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor: board chair (2021-present), board member (2015-present)
  • Washtenaw County Trial Court Case Evaluation Committee (2019-2021)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan: Director at Large for statewide board (2018-2020), Chair of Gender Equity Committee (2018-2020), Regional Representative for statewide board (2016-2018), President of Washtenaw Region (2011), and Board Member of Washtenaw Region (2006-2011)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of 2016 Mary Foster Award from Washtenaw County Women Lawyer’s Association
    • Bestowed annually to a Washtenaw County Women Lawyer’s Association member whose leadership, talent, and significant contributions to women provide a role model for women in the legal profession and women in general
  • Super Lawyers (2013-Present):
    • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Publications

  • Employment Litigation in Michigan, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2015); co-author of FMLA chapter
  • How-To Kit: Appealing a Denial of Unemployment Insurance Benefits (2010); co-author
  • Legal Protections for Nursing Mothers, Washtenaw County Legal News (2010); article author

Speaking Engagements

  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, “Disability Across Disciplines” panel discussion (2016)
  • Guest Lecturer, U-M Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program, “Cancer Patients in
  • the Workplace” (2016)
  • CORT Employment Law Training, “Discrimination and Employment: The Family Medical Leave
  • Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act” (2016)
  • LAPC Legal Seminar Series, “Employment Law for Cancer Patients” (2015)
  • GSHRM Speaker Series, “Sex, Drugs, and Social Media: How Far Can Employers Go to Regulate
  • Off-Site Behavior?” (2014)
  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan Legal Conference, “Protecting Patients in the Workplace,
  • and Avoiding Pitfalls in the Medical Certification Process” (2013)
  • Workshop presenter, Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, “The ADA: What Your Business
  • Needs to Know” (2013)
  • Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw, Now We’re Talking Forum, “Navigating Difficult
  • Conversations with Employees, Vendors, and Customers” (2011)
  • University of Michigan Cancer Center, Facing Forward Conference, “Returning to Work After
  • Cancer Treatment” (2008)
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Seminar on “Drafting an Employee Handbook” (2008)