Kelly P. Endelman, Associate

Kelly Endelman was originally associated with the firm from 2006-2009.  After serving as in-house counsel for a Knoxville-based employee benefits consulting firm for several years, she returned to the firm in 2017 to resume her practice in the areas of employment and employee benefits law and litigation.  

As for her employment practice, in addition to advising clients on day to day employment issues, Kelly has experience in assisting employers in defending allegations of age discrimination, racial discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, FMLA violations and retaliation, as well as claims for unemployment and other benefits.  Her practice also involves assisting employers in the review and writing of personnel policies, procedures and employee handbooks, as well as advising on state and federal regulatory compliance.

As for employee benefits, her work includes drafting plan documents and communications, reviewing and negotiating contracts and benefit plans and policies, providing guidance to benefit plan committees, boards of directors and trustees, as well as advising companies, fiduciaries and plan providers in resolving ERISA and Internal Revenue Code compliance issues raised in connection with investigations or audits by the DOL or IRS.  In addition, she assists employers to understand their obligations under such legislation as the ACA and HIPAA and has extensive experience with Multiple Employer Welfare Association (“MEWA”) health plans. 


American Bar Association, Section of Labor Employment Law 
Knoxville Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association


Licensed to practice in Tennessee and Kentucky


Employee Benefits Law” published by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bloomberg BNA, Fourth and Fifth Editions, Board of Editors for Chapter 7: Tax Treatment of Welfare Benefit Plans.

ERISA Litigation” published by BNA, Sixth Edition, Contributing Author for Chapter 38: Age Discrimination in Employee Benefits

 “ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book” published by Wolters Kluwer, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Editions, Contributing Author for Chapter 11: Fiduciary Issues Unique to Health Care Plans.

B.A. with Honors, Western Kentucky University, summa cum laude, 1997
J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 2000