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Attorney Kelly F. O’Donnell has been elected as a member of Pullman & Comley, LLC, the law firm announced. Kelly’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation, contract review and negotiation, customer and vendor agreements and negotiations, protection of intellectual property, corporate succession planning and tax planning advice. She works with businesses of all sizes and assists start-ups with understanding the legal requirements necessary to run their operations. As part of her work in the healthcare arena, Kelly advises hospitals and other providers on risk management issues.

“Kelly is as talented as she is versatile,” says Nancy A. D. Hancock, co-chair of the Business Organizations and Finance Practice. “From mergers and acquisitions to succession and tax planning to advising hospitals and health care providers, Kelly’s experience runs the gamut.”

Numerous organizations have recognized Kelly with awards, including The Best Lawyers in America’s “Ones to Watch” (2021, 2022), Super Lawyers’ “Connecticut Rising Star” in the area of Business and Corporate (2019 – 2021), and the Connecticut Law Tribune’s “New Leader in Law” award (2018).

“Kelly proves herself every day,” says Andrew C. Glassman, co-chair of the Business Organizations and Finance Practice. “She consistently performs and gets results for her clients and the firm.”

Kelly first joined Pullman & Comley as a summer associate in 2013. She earned her B.A. from UConn in 2011 and her J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan Law School in 2014, where she received the Award for Exceptional Service for her work as the production editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Race & Law.

Community involvement is integral to who Kelly is as a professional. She is co-chair of Pullman & Comley’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is the business law section treasurer for the Connecticut Bar Association and is a founding member of Thrive, the Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s Young Professionals Initiative. Kelly is secretary on the board of directors’ executive committee for the Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s Leadership Greater Bridgeport and sits on the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business Advisory Board at the University of Bridgeport. She is past president of the board of directors for City Lights and Company as well as a former member of the board of trustees at the Discovery Museum.

About Pullman & Comley

Pullman & Comley is one of Connecticut’s largest firms and, for more than 100 years, has provided a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. Pullman & Comley’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance; government finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation; property tax and valuation; real estate, energy, environmental and land use; and trusts and estates. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and Westport, Connecticut; White Plains, New York; and Springfield, Massachusetts. The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. For more information, please visit