About

Kelly OdorisiKelly L. Odorisi is the principal of the Law Office of Kelly Odorisi, P.C. in Rochester, New York. She formerly was a partner at Underberg & Kessler LLP and chair of the Estates and Trust Practice Group. Kelly focuses her practice in estate and elder law planning and the representation of corporate fiduciaries in the formal and informal settlement of complex trusts throughout New York State. She also represents individual and corporate fiduciaries in the estate administration process and in contested estate and trust matters.
 

Experience

Prior to becoming an attorney, Kelly was the Director of Public Information at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois for almost seven years where she was responsible for the creation of the law school’s publications, handled media relations and developed a new graphic identity for the law school that still is in use 20 years later. Her public relations experience adds a layer to her effectiveness as an attorney, enabling her to communicate clearly both to clients and the community.
 

Professional and Community Involvement

Kelly has served as a volunteer in various community and professional groups, including the Committee to Revitalize Downtown East Rochester. She was vice president of the Board of Advisors of the American Cancer Society and served as chair of its Canvas for a Cure fundraiser in 2004. Kelly served on the Cancer Society’s Steering Committee for the capital campaign and revitalization of Hope Lodge and as a Legislative Ambassador. She served on the board of Step by Step of Rochester, Inc. and was a member of the Rochester Women’s Network where she served on the marketing committee for the Network’s 30th Anniversary Gala. Kelly is a former president and current board member of the Estate Planning Council of Rochester, New York and a former member of the Trusts and Estates Council of the Monroe County Bar Association.
 
Kelly has co-authored a CLE program, Candid Talk-Women at the Bar, designed to educate and encourage women as they pursue legal careers and lectures on the topic across the country. The inaugural program in Indianapolis was featured in Indiana Lawyer. She also participates in a local Lean In group with high profile women in the Rochester community.
 

Education

  • B.S. in business/marketing from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana; member of the Sigma Kappa sorority
  • J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois; member and staff editor of The John Marshall Law Review; federal judicial internship for Hon. Blanche M. Manning, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

 

Court Admissions

  • New York State
  • US District Courts: Western District of NY
  • US Bankruptcy Court: Western District of NY

 

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s "Forty Under 40" Award
  • Highest Martindale Hubbell AV rating
  • 2015 Upstate Super Lawyers