Andrea Kelly Smethurst’s Biography

Andrea Kelly Smethurst is a Spanish-speaking attorney licensed to practice in California. Ms. Kelly Smethurst is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and received her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. Before forming Andrea Kelly Smethurst Law, P.C. in 2001, Ms. Kelly Smethurst was an employment attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and with Dillingham & Murphy. At these firms, she counseled employers on employment practices and policies. In addition, she represented employers in federal and state court and in administrative matters before the DFEH, the EEOC and the Labor Commissioner. Ms. Kelly Smethurst is fluent in Spanish and conducts training seminars and workplace investigations in English and Spanish.

Ms. Kelly Smethurst is a member of the State Bar of California's Labor and Employment Section, the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and is a past president and long-time board member of the Employment Law Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.  She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing's Northern California Employment Roundtable (NCERT).

Ms. Kelly Smethurst is Vice President of the Walnut Creek Aquatic Foundation and regularly volunteers at her childrens' schools.