Laura L. Kelly is a Partner in the Orlando office at Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group.

Laura concentrates her practice in the areas of land use and real estate. She has extensive experience representing public and private sector clients in complex real estate acquisitions, sales, land use and development matters, including the drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, easements, licenses, cost sharing agreements, joint use agreements and capacity and concurrency management agreements.

Laura’s prior experience in the government and transportation sectors uniquely equips her to navigate complex legal landscapes and positions her as a valuable source of knowledge in governmental, administrative and infrastructure related matters. Her previous role within local governmental authorities ensures a strategic and informed approach to her land use and real estate practice.



  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services, M.S., Criminal Justice, 2010
  • University of Florida, B.A., with honors, Criminology, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Professional and Civic

  • Spartans Baseball of Orlando, Inc. Board of Directors
  • South Orlando Babe Ruth Board of Directors
  • Leadership Lakeland Class XXVI
  • Tenth Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer
  • Speak Up For Children in the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Inc., Former Director
  • P.C.A, Inc., Former Director
  • Board of Directors, Explorations V Children’s Museum, Former Director
  • EMERGE Lakeland, Former Member
  • Heart of Florida American Planning Association, Former Member

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  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2011

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