Kelsey Woodford, an Associate with Katz Banks Kumin, joined the firm in August 2022.

Ms. Woodford’s practice involves representing clients in a wide range of employment matters, including civil rights discrimination and harassment cases as well as whistleblower actions. In her time with the firm, she has worked particularly closely with people experiencing discrimination based on their race, LGBTQ+ identities, mental and physical disabilities, and pregnancy-related conditions. She also maintains a deep connection to the disability justice and disability rights fields through her pro bono work in the broader D.C. community.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Woodford served as a Staff Attorney at Disability Rights DC advocating for the civil and human rights of District residents with disabilities through systemic litigation, policy work, and individual representation. Prior to her role with Disability Rights DC, Ms. Woodford acted as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Abdul K. Kallon in the Northern District of Alabama.

Ms. Woodford received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2019, having earned Highest Pro Bono Distinction and the Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for Outstanding Performance in Clinic. As a student attorney in the Religious Liberty Clinic, she delivered oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, resulting in a favorable judgment on the Prison Litigation Reform Act. She also supported litigation on behalf of low-wage workers experiencing national origin discrimination at Legal Aid at Work and advocated for state and federal prisoners at the ACLU Capital Punishment Project, the Stanford Law School Three Strikes Project, and the Office of the Federal Defender for the Northern District of Alabama. Before matriculating at Stanford, Ms. Woodford worked in behavioral ethics at the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership. She graduated from Duke University as a Robertson Scholar, having designed her own course of study examining systemic gender-based violence in American culture.

Ms. Woodford is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.

Speaking Engagements

Private Public Interest Law Firm Practice Panel
October 25, 2023
Alumni panel organized by Stanford Law School’s John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law

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