Kelly Smith Haley

Kelly Smith Haley Partner


Kelly Smith Haley

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude, Law Journal)

University of Notre Dame, B.A.



Kelly Smith Haley is a partner in the Firm’s Employment Law Group. She regularly practices in federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies. Kelly handles a broad range of employment disputes, including cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of non-competition agreements and other contracts. She also advises and provides preventive counseling to employers on issues affecting the employment relationship, including EEO issues, covenants against competition, wage and hour issues, employee handbooks and personnel policies, issues arising from the use of technology in the workplace, hiring and background checks, and strategies for employee discipline and termination. Kelly has extensive experience in representing clients in real estate disputes involving commercial foreclosures, landlord-tenant disputes and receiverships.


Kelly is co-editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter written to help Illinois employers stay current on state and federal employment law developments.

Kelly is a former member of the Alumni Board of Governors for Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a Board Member for the Chicago Foundation for Women.

Kelly received her B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a member of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. Prior to joining Fox Swibel, she was an associate in the Chicago and Washington D.C. offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.