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undefinedKelly Auer


Kelly Auer has been passionate about advocating for people her whole life. At Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff, she divides her time between representing clients in criminal law, landlord/tenant law, real estate, consumer protection and civil rights actions. Kelly represents clients in Superior and District Court throughout Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin Counties.

Kelly was a legal advocate in law school and transitioned to working as a public defender in Alaska. As a public defender, she provided legal support to a wide diversity of financially challenged clients and brings those skills to Massachusetts. Attorney Auer is proficient at handling a full range of criminal issues including drug (possession, distribution, and trafficking), gun charges, OUI (driving under the influence), assault and battery, arson, larceny, and white-collar crime. Kelly is also a member of the Western Massachusetts Federal District Court.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Kelly started in the public health sector as a cancer researcher and an adjunct professor. She received her Doctorate degree here in the Pioneer Valley at the University of Massachusetts, in Molecular and Cell Biology with her research focusing in genetic engineering and biochemistry. Kelly is a published research scientist and her work has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals.

Kelly also consults with other attorneys on DNA, toxicology, and other forensic science evidence.

Kelly is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a member of NACDL’s Forensic Science Committee. She is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Kelly thoroughly enjoys working and living in Western Massachusetts, when not providing her clients with the very best legal representation, Kelly loves hiking, biking and walking her dogs.

  • U.S. District Court, D.Mass., 2014
  • Massachusetts, 2013
  • Lewis & Clark School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2005
  • University of Massachusetts, Doctorate of Philosophy in Molecular & Cell Biology 1995
  • California State University, Chico, Bachelor of Science, with Distinction, 1987

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