Unlike many in her field, Kelly G. Swartz did not grow up with dreams of becoming a lawyer, but after several years working as a computer engineer, she decided to go to law school and start a new career as an intellectual property attorney. She could not have made a better decision. Her law practice combines the analytic skills acquired as an engineer with her desire to help people build successful businesses.
She brings her entrepreneurial experience from her days managing a small law firm and her technical background to her current clients at Widerman Malek. A natural teacher, she is frequently called upon to explain the differences between various forms of intellectual property (IP) protection and guide businesses to strategically protect their IP assets. As chair of the newly established Widerman Malek unmanned vehicle law group, she is at the forefront of advising businesses about emerging technologies.
Outside of the office, Swartz is invested in helping our community. She is on the boards of weVENTURE and Brevard Schools Foundation and donates her time as a Junior Achievement and Justice Teaching volunteer in elementary school classrooms around the county. She is also focused on improving her profession and its image. Currently serving her third term as treasurer for the Brevard Bar Foundation, an organization focused on building bridges between lawyers and the community they serve, recruited for the 18th Circuit Pro Bono Committee, and appointed by the current Florida Bar president to serve on the Professional Ethics Committee, she strives to maintain and elevate the perception of lawyers while giving back to our community.
Her goal for the next year is to help more companies reach the million dollar mark. With an ever-increasing number of local business incubators and a wealth of technical expertise in the county, she expects the coming year to be the most exciting yet.
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