Kelley Pearson believes in the fundamental value of education in our society and has dedicated her career to supporting schools and colleges in their missions. With a background working for K-12 and higher educational institutions, Kelley brings a unique perspective and in-depth understanding of the field to her practice. Kelley is licensed to practice law in both Georgia and Wyoming, and she serves leaders at K-12 schools and independent and public colleges and universities throughout both states.
Kelley is well-versed in K-12 board governance, policy development, Title IX compliance, student discipline, employment disputes, transactional review, and litigation, including over equitable funding. Kelley also has substantial experience representing post-secondary institutions, serving as outside general counsel and providing specific guidance on employment, Title IX, Title IV financial aid, data privacy and security, and board governance. She has further served as a board advisor and hearing officer at post-secondary institutions in Wyoming.
In addition, Kelley has built a practice in energy law. She advises on state and local regulatory permitting for renewable energy companies seeking to develop wind farms and other projects in Wyoming. She also represents large industrial consumers, municipal utilities, and telecommunications companies before the Wyoming Public Service Commission.
Kelley has served as an adjunct professor of legal writing at the University of Wyoming College of Law, her alma mater. She spent 15 years working in the education industry before entering law school, including starting her career as a paraprofessional providing instructional support at a Title I school.