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Kelly Grafton

Areas of Practice
  • Estates and Trust

  • Appellate Practice

  • Insurance Coverage and Defense

  • Civil Litigation

  • Office Of Administrative Hearings Matters

  • Bankruptcy



Kelly Grafton’s expertise is in complex litigation and appellate practice in Maryland. She routinely advocates for clients before the Maryland Courts of Appeal as both an appellant and appellee. Prior to joining The Law Offices of William C. Parler, Jr. as Of Counsel, Kelly was an associate at DLA Piper US LLP with a practice focused on commercial and securities litigation. Kelly has an M.B.A. in addition to her law degree and had a previous career in professional sports management.

Activities and Affiliations
  • Maryland Bar Association

  • Baltimore County Bar Association


  • Goucher College, B.A., Business and Law, 2000

    • Recipient of 1996 Goucher Special Achievement Award and Scholarship

  • Johns Hopkins University, M.B.A., 2002

  • The George Washington University Law School, Juris Doctorate, with high honors, 2006

    • Order of the Coif

    • G.W. Scholar (Top 1-15% of the class)

    • Phi Beta Kappa award for highest GPA by a female in the first year evening program

    • High Honors: Legal Research & Writing Program

    • Law Review: Editor, The George Washington Law Review

    • Moot Court: Executive Board Member

    • Dean’s Fellow: Taught Legal Research & Writing Course


Professional Licenses
  • Maryland (2006)

  • U.S. District Court for District of Maryland (2007)

Email :

Tel: (410) 832-1885

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