Kelly D. Reese



Kelly Reese graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law and has practiced law in Mobile, Alabama since 1988. While in law school, Mr. Reese was the senior management editor of the University of Florida Law Review. For the past 10 years, Mr. Reese’s practice has been focused exclusively upon representing employers in a broad range of employment matters arising under federal and state laws. Appearing in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, Mr. Reese has litigated individual, class, and collective action claims in such areas as:

  • Wage and hour
  • Equal pay
  • Equal employment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Warn Act
  • Non-competition
  • Breach of contract


Mr. Reese has counseled clients in Alabama and across the country regarding employment policies and procedures, employment contracts, change-in-control agreements, non-compete agreements, and independent contractor agreements.

Mr. Reese is a past president of the Federal Bar Association (Mobile Chapter) and is a member of the Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is also a frequent speaker on employment law issues before various associations of human resources professionals.


  • University of Florida School of Law, J.D., 1987, With Honors
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, Th.M., 2000
  • Samford University Beeson Divinity School, M. Div., 1996
  • Oklahoma Baptist University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1983


  • Alabama, 1988
  • Mississippi, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas


  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Baldwin County Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association

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