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Bree D. Kelly

e-DAT Lawyer
Fax +1.206.623.7022
Bree Kelly is a lawyer in the e-Discovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Group. Since September 2008, Bree has served as the editor and primary author of K&L Gates’ Electronic Discovery Law blog—www.ediscoverylaw.com—and is a frequent writer and speaker on e-discovery issues, in particular relevant case law and rules of procedure. Bree also advises clients on a variety of electronic discovery issues.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Bree worked for two local Pacific Northwest law firms litigating a variety of issues. While in law school, Bree completed an externship for the Honorable Charles W. Johnson of the Washington State Supreme Court.


  • CALI Award - Civil Procedure (2000)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Women in e-Discovery
  • Moot Court and Legal Writing Judge, Seattle University School of Law
  • Secretary, Washington Coalition to End the Death Penalty, 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • “Mastering E-Discovery, Litigation Holds & Metadata,” Panelist, The Rossdale Group, March 6, 2014
  • “Changing Obligations in Electronic Discovery: Amendments to the Rules of Procedure,” K&L Gates LLP, October 10, 2013
  • “Update on e-Discovery Case Law and Rules,” Women in e-Discovery, Seattle Chapter, July 11, 2012
  • “Preservation of Discoverable Information,” University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education, Certificate Course in e-Discovery, April 12, 2012
  • “The Judicial Perspective: Mock Arguments,” King County Bar Association, E-discovery for Fun and Profit: Federal Law, Washington Law, and Practical Considerations, December 9, 2011
  • “Preservation of Discoverable Information: What Does the Case Law Say?,” University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education, Certificate Course in Electronic Discovery Management, April 15, 2010