Gail Kelley

Of Counsel

Gail Kelley is Of Counsel in the Professional Practices Group in the firm’s Boston Office. Her practice is focused on contract drafting and negotiation for design, construction, and consulting firms, and claims management.

Gail’s experience has seen her work extensively within the design and construction industry on both domestic and international projects. She has provided guidance on municipal building and construction laws and has leveraged her risk management experience to advise clients engaging in joint ventures and public/private partnerships. She has represented owners, contractors, and design professionals on a variety of litigation matters for public and private projects. Fluent in French, Gail is a frequent speaker on legal issues related to design and construction has been published widely on both legal and engineering matters.


  • Massachusetts
  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland


  • American University, Washington College of Law  (J.D. 2008)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (M.S. 1995)
  • Cornell University (B.S. 1980)

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Key Concepts in EPC Contracting, The International Law Institute, November 2019
  • Drafting and Negotiating Construction Subcontracts, Zurich Insurance, June 2018
  • Managing the Risk in Subcontracts, Axis Insurance, June 2017
  • An Overview of Code Compliance for the Design Professional, Zurich Insurance, October 2016
  • Construction Law: An Introduction for Engineers, Architects and Contractors. Wiley & Sons, 2012