Keely J. Collins
Keely J. Collins supports and builds up agencies and businesses by focusing on one of the highest costs of operation — employees.
Collins prides herself on her unique approach to solving clients’ issues. She combines a rational and analytical approach with a rich understanding of underlying legal principles and a level of responsiveness rarely seen at other firms. The result? Dependable, trustworthy counsel and representation, rooted in relevant experience and tailored to the circumstances at hand.
Before joining KingSpry, Collins served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Judge Bradford H. Charles. She has completed legal internships at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and the Public Utility Commission. She has also worked as a member of the therapeutic support staff for Pennsylvania Counseling Services and the mental health support staff for the Milton Hershey School.
Collins is a frequent speaker and author on topics that impact private and public sector employers of all sizes, including employee leaves, benefits, pay, and other emerging employment issues. Recently, she published the article, “The Third Circuit Lays Another Trap For Unsuspecting Employers: Lupyan v. Corinthian Colleges Inc.” in Villanova Law Review: Tolle Lege. Collins also presents on the topic of “Legally Happy: How to Inspire a Legally Happy Workforce”, which includes strategies to maximize workplace happiness without violating employment laws.
In 2017, she was named to the list of “Select Lawyers” by Lehigh Valley Style Magazine.
Collins holds a Juris Doctorate from Widener Law in Harrisburg, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lebanon Valley College.
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- Third Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships & Associations
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Society for Human Resource Management
- YWCA Bethlehem Board of Directors, Human Resources Committee
- Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM) Diversity and Legislative Committee