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From Child Actress to Class-Action Lawsuit Lawyer, Kelly Hyman Has Done It All

Kelly Hyman is well-known for her extraordinary and multifaceted career. Born in Miami Beach, Florida, Kelly is an Australian American raised by a single mother in the busy streets of New York City but later on moved to Southern California. The Floridian native started her career in the entertainment industry at just five years old, where she appeared in numerous print ads, commercials, and television shows. It was also there that she met her childhood best friend, Shalane McCall, and they were simultaneously nominated for a Youth in Film Award. 

Kelly was known for portraying numerous characters in several TV shows, including playing the role of Loretta on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, Normal Fell from Three’s Company, as well as Donna in the 1988 film Doin’ Time on Planet Earth, where she worked alongside Batman’s Adam West. Aside from her acting career, Kelly also performed off-Broadway in New York City and lent her voice to several ads, including the distinguished Kit Kat “Give Me A Break” commercial. 

Later on, Kelly wholly focused on her education despite still being in the entertainment industry and eventually earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While traversing her busy college life, Kelly took the opportunity to become an intern at the Office of Presidential Inquiries at The White House. Subsequently, in 2000, she received a Master of Arts in Communication at Barry University. Finally, in 2003, she was awarded the Juris Doctor Degree with honors from the University of Florida College of Law. 

The former actress’s remarkable academic background opened many doors for her. It didn’t take long before she took on more career-defying jobs, including working for well-known law firms such as Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton Law Firm, and Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley PA. Additionally, she served as a law clerk for the former U.S. District Court Judge Brian Sandoval, Judge Robert Mark for the United States Bankruptcy Court, and the esteemed Judge Wendell Graham for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. 

In 2017, Kelly was elected President of the Federal Bar Association in Palm Beach County, Florida. She was also on the Board of Directors for Dress for Success, Palm Beach. As a lifelong democratic, the distinguished lawyer committed herself for the election and reelection of President Barack Obama back in the days and volunteered for the democratic party as a poll watcher to protect voters’ rights during the then-presidential election.

Despite her departure from the entertainment business, Kelly continues to appear on television as a legal analyst and has appeared numerous times on Law & Crime, Court TV, OANN, as well as with Fox and Friends First. She’s also made countless appearances on BBC, ABC, NBC LX, The Ingraham Angle, I24 News, Newsmax TV, and so much more.

Currently, Kelly remains a democratic political commentator and lawyer, where she focuses mainly on class actions and mass tort litigation, with Forbes calling her the “modern-day Erin Brockovich.” Adding to her already long list of achievements, Kelly is also the author of two politically-driven books called Top Ten Reasons To Drop Trump in 2020 and Build Back Better: 100 Days of the Biden Administration and Beyond. In addition, the established lawyer is married to Paul G. Hyman Jr., a judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court.

To learn more about Kelly and her accomplishments, check out her website.

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