Kelly Flood became Senior Staff Attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona in May 2012. Professor Flood came to the ACLU of Arizona after having served as a partner at the law firm of Polsinelli Shughart, P.C., where she handled complex civil litigation and appeals in both state and federal court. During her 12-year career at the firm,
Professor Flood handled class action lawsuits on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, legal malpractice cases, complex commercial disputes and employment-related litigation. She also handled a variety of appeals to the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court.
Professor Flood has litigated constitutional law cases dealing with campaign finance and election law, and has defended the rights of consumers and workers, including filing cases to vindicate the rights of employees to be fairly paid. She also has served as an election protection volunteer lawyer to ensure voters have access to the polls. Prior to joining Polsinelli, Kelly clerked for Judges Sarah D. Grant, Rebecca White Berch and Rudolph J. Gerber on the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Professor Flood is involved in a variety of bench/bar activities, including the Sandra Day O’Connor Inn of Court and the Arizona State Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee. She recently served as a Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Kelly and her Certified Therapy Dog, Buddy, currently volunteer for Hospice of the Valley’s Pet Connections Program, visiting patients on hospice care.
J.D. Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 1999
M.A., Arizona State University, 1995
B.A., Arizona State University, 1988