Kelly Hyman has created a notable name for herself in the worlds of politics and law as a determined female voice in often male dominated spaces. Her unconventional and multifaceted background began in Hollywood and landed her in a courtroom. Her strong will and strong mind has allowed her to break barriers and succeed within each path she takes.
Born in Miami Beach, Florida, Kelly was raised by a single mother where she spent most of her childhood in New York City and Los Angeles. The Australian American began her career at a very young age, debuting in commercials and off-broadway plays in the 80’s as a child actress. After being nominated for a Youth in Film Award, she appeared in television shows including The Young and the Restless and Gettin’ There, as well as the comedy film Doin’ Time on Planet Earth.
Once Kelly arrived at UCLA for college, she decided to switch up her career. After a successful internship at the Office of Presidential Inquiries at The White House, she decided to pursue law and politics, where her drive, dedication, and professional abilities fit in most. Kelly graduated with a B.A. in Communications from UCLA and was awarded her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. She then decided to move back to her place of birth and begin her career journey as an attorney in Miami Beach.
As a third generation lawyer, Kelly has been able to achieve her dreams of advocating for others and making a difference in people’s lives. Hyman worked as an attorney for various law firms including “Kozyak, Tropin, & Throckmorton Law firm,” and “Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA.” She was also a clerk to former District Court Judge Brian Sandoval and became licensed to practice in Florida, California, Colorado, and Washington D.C. From 2017-18, Hyman also served as President of the Palm Beach Federal Bar Association.
Hyman’s leadership skills and case winning abilities ultimately led her to start her own firm, “The Hyman Law Firm,” in 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Specializing in mass tort litigation and class action lawsuits, she has disrupted the status quo by representing hundreds of claimants in claims and individual actions filed involving water contamination, tobacco, and Transvaginal mesh and Bladder Slings (including products sold by Bard, Coloplast, Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon, Mentor, Boston Scientific, AMS, and ARIS). She has been awarded the status of a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney and in 2021, became a Lawdragon Leading Plaintiff Lawyer. Using her platform as a successful attorney, Kelly has taken on cases from sex trafficking to police brutality in order to continuously advocate for those whose voices are not always heard in and out of the courtroom.
Alongside her impressive career as a lawyer, Kelly has also made a name for herself as a legal and democratic political commentator, regularly appearing on Fox News, BBC, ABC, Newsmax, Court TV, and more. As a lifelong democrat, she has volunteered for President Obama’s election and reelection, as well as a poll watcher to protect voters rights. She has continuously used her platform to try to bridge the political divide and lift women’s voices. This led her to be dubbed a “Modern Day Erin Brockovich” by Forbes, which commended her for her ability to communicate the intricacies of law and politics in an accessible manner to the average American.
Kelly often uses her acting experience to get through stressful on-camera moments. When giving her expert opinion on issues like the Harvey Weinstein trial, the 2020 presidential election, and many other social issues, Hyman often has to use her improvisation skills to deliver her message clearly, concisely, and professionally.
In June 2021, Kelly used her vast political and legal knowledge and expertise to release a book titled “Build Back Better: The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration, and Beyond.” The first 100 days of any president’s career has set the tone for the rest of their four to eight year terms. This brief guide reviews the administration’s actions compared to his promises as a candidate, as well as detailed his actions when it came to healthcare, the COVID-19 pandemic, gun safety, environmental policy, and much more.
With successful and well rounded careers, Kelly Hyman has become a strong example for women and girls to stay determined and never give up on your dreams, no matter the circumstances. From taking on corporations and banks and representing citizens who have been harmed to standing her political ground in front of a large television audience, Kelly Hyman is nothing less than a true powerhouse. She will continue to fight for others through law, lift muted voices through political commentary, all while staying mindful and present.