Jennifer J.C. Kelly

Partner Chicago, Illinois 312-372-3822, 800-458-3822 (Toll Free) 312-372-3833

Jennifer J. C. Kelly joined Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak, & Kohen, Ltd. in 2013 and was elevated to partner in 2017. Jennifer’s unwavering support of workers’ rights began during her childhood in Northwest Indiana. Her father dedicated over 37 years as a Heat & Frost Insulator with Local 17, and her mother was a teacher and member of the American Federation of Teachers for over 40 years. Prior to joining Anesi Ozmon, Jennifer spent five years defending employers in workers’ compensation matters. After gaining that valuable experience, Jennifer transitioned to the representation of injured workers and has never looked back.

Jennifer also strives to give back to her community. She is the current President of the Young Professionals Board of the Chicago Bar Foundation, and serves as a parent representative on the Local School Council of the Chicago Public School her children attend. Previously, Jennifer served on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, and the Associate Board of Providence St. Mel School. Additionally, Jennifer was selected to participate in the annual Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation seminar as a speaker in 2015 and as the moderator in 2019.

Jennifer is committed to protecting workers’ rights, and has routinely obtained significant recoveries for her clients through trials and settlements. Jennifer truly cares for the injured workers she represents, and commits herself to every case with compassion and diligence.

Areas of Practice
  • Workers’ Compensation
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 2005
  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 2005
    • Honors: Moot Court Society
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Illinois
    • Journalism – 2001
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Young Professionals Board of the Chicago Bar Foundation, President
  • Alcott Elementary School Local School Council, Parent Representative
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers’ Association Board of Directors, 2015 – 2018; Current Member
  • Associate Board of Providence St. Mel School, Member, 2010 – 2018
Past Employment Positions
  • Belcher Law Office, Attorney, 2011 – 2012
  • Wiedner & McAuliffe, Ltd., Attorney, 2005 – 2011
Pro Bono Activities
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 2011 – 2013
  • Alpha Chi Omega
Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd.
161 North Clark Street
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd.