Kelly Barnett is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Litigation Section and its Business Litigation Group, where she represents clients in all aspects of complex civil litigation. Ms. Barnett also represents clients in criminal matters, including government and internal investigations. She is a member of the firm’s Appellate Team, e-Discovery Team, Intellectual Property Litigation Team, Data Privacy + Security Team, and Government Investigations, Corporate Compliance + Criminal Defense Team.
Ms. Barnett has also devoted significant time to the representation of pro bono clients, including managing and participating in the firm's Domestic Violence Restraining Order program, which provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence seeking restraining orders.
While attending law school, Ms. Barnett served as associate editor of the Connecticut Law Review. She also represented indigent clients in criminal and related cases at the trial level in Connecticut state courts as part of the University of Connecticut School of Law's Criminal Trial Clinic. Her representation included conducting investigations, performing legal research, preparing pleadings, coordinating diversionary programs, arguing pretrial motions, and setting an agenda for each court appearance at every stage of the case, including bond argument, arraignment, pretrial discussions, trial, and sentencing.