Pretzel & Stouffer
Kelly A. Kono

Kelly A. Kono

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, with College of Arts and Sciences Honors, 2009
J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, magna cum laude, pro bono notation, 2013

Bar Admissions
Illinois State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Chicago Bar Association

Attorney Bio

Kelly is an associate attorney at Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, where she focuses on civil defense litigation, including professional malpractice defense, products and premises liability, and general tort defense.

Kelly earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. She attended law school as a Celia M. Howard Fellow. While in law school, she participated in the Chicago Bar Association’s Moot Court Competition and served on the Executive Board of the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy as Administrative Editor. She also served as a judicial extern to Cook County Circuit judge Debra B. Walker.

Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree, with university honors, in Political Science and English from Washington University in St. Louis. During her time there, she was a four-year member of the varsity swim team, earning 20 NCAA All-American citations, including two runner-up finishes at the NCAA finals. She was also a four-year member of the Academic All-Conference Team, and was named to the 2008 Academic All-American Team by ESPN the Magazine.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys U.S. Masters Swimming, CrossFit, and alpine skiing.