Kelsey Monk focuses on environmental and energy law. Her practice includes representing manufacturers, real estate developers, renewable energy companies, and local governments in regulatory matters, land use and zoning issues, and civil litigation. She is part of a team of seasoned attorneys who have represented clients in federal, state, and administrative courts and in front of administrative bodies such as the North Carolina Utilities Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Prior to joining the firm, Kelsey worked for her law school's Civil Practice Clinic, focusing on administrative appeals for social security benefits and public educational rights for children with intellectual and physical disabilities. She also interned for the Southern Environmental Law Center, where she worked on sustainability policies for the city of Nashville as well as litigation matters involving water quality and energy regulation.
Kelsey earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University, where she served as managing editor for the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review. Kelsey was also president of outLaw, Vanderbilt's LGBT student organization, and served as a member of the Hyatt Fund Board, which is focused on informing students on emerging issues of law. She earned her bachelor's degree from Tulane University.
Upon graduating from Tulane, Kelsey was commissioned as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy and was stationed in Sasebo-shi, Japan. Before attending law school, Kelsey also worked for the Environmental Defense Fund's Natural Gas Campaign.