Kelley B. Duke


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Kelley Duke is an experienced litigator and trial attorney who chaired the Firm’s litigation practice group for ten years and now serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee.

Her practice includes serving as a lead advocate to national and international clients in complex commercial litigation matters. In addition, Kelley serves as a strategic advisor and outside general counsel to multiple clients in diverse industries including, transportation, supply chain management, oil and gas, banking, marketing, public relations, packaging and distribution, and fire protection districts. She regularly practices before both state and federal courts, as well as the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.

To strategically support the needs and business goals of her clients, Kelley complements her courtroom skills by undertaking a number of significant arbitrations as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Kelley’s multidisciplinary approach to dispute resolution allows her to look at legal problems creatively and frame the most effective and persuasive presentation of her clients’ legal and factual positions.



  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Court


  • J.D., Capital University Law School, Magna Cum Laude, Editor-in-Chief of Law Review, 2003
  • B.S., Business Administration, West Virginia University, with Honors, 2000

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, and Real Estate Law, 2023-2024
  • Selected to 5280 Magazine’s Top Lawyers List for Civil Litigation, 2023
  • Selected to the Chambers USA® Guide for Litigation, 2023
  • Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation, 2010-2023
  • Selected as Top Woman Lawyer by Law Week Colorado, 2019
  • Presenter, International Arbitration Trends, SCG Legal Mid-Winter Meeting, 2022
  • Moderator, The #MeToo Movement & The Law, SCG Legal Annual Meeting, 2019
  • SCG Legal, Board Chair, 2022
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Former Trustee, Board of Trustees, Past Co-Chair of P.E.P. Committee, Co-Founder of the Empowerment Council, Member of the Development Committee
  • Leadership Denver, Denver Metro Leadership Foundation, 2013
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Workplace 2021: COVID-19, #MeToo, Black Lives Matter and Employment Law

February 18, 2021