Keely Jac Collins, Esq.
Keely J. Collins represents clients in education, employment and municipal law,
advising them on the full spectrum of employment law, including healthcare, technology
concerns and social media use.
Prior to joining KingSpry, Ms. Collins was a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Judge Bradford
H. Charles, and she completed legal internships at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and
Industry and the Public Utility Commission.
Ms. Collins earned her Juris Doctorate from Widener School of Law and her B.A. in Psychology
from Lebanon Valley College where she was director of the writing center, leading small group
seminars on writing skills including essay and exam writing. As department director, she also led
trainings for other tutors. During her time at Widener, Ms. Collins was a research assistant and a
member of the Widener Law Journal, where she published a survey on “Malt Beverages Distributors
Association v. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board: Retail Dispensers Under Scrutiny.”
She is a frequent contributor to the Lehigh Valley Business Journal on emerging HR issues such as
social media and digital data breaches. In June 2013, she published an article in The Legal Intelligencer
entitled, “Untangling Student Third-Party Speech in Public School.” In October 2013, she
published a second article in The Legal Intelligencer entitled, “Increased Protection for Expression
in Public Schools.” Most recently, she published, “Third Circuit Lays Another Trap for Unsuspecting
Employers: Lupyan v. Corinthian Colleges Inc” in Villanova Law Review: Tolle Lege.
She spoke on “Employment Law Affecting Cancer Patients and Survivors” at the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society’s fourth annual blood cancer conference and is a frequent author of articles on
a range of employment law topics. She also often presents on the concept, “Legally Happy: How
To Inspire a Legally Happy Workforce,” which include strategies to cultivate a happier workplace
cuulture without violating employment laws.
Ms. Collins is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and is admitted to the Eastern District Court,
the Middle District Court, the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member
of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and a member of MENSA. Ms. Collins is a member of the
board and HR committee of YWCA Bethlehem and she serves on the Diversity and Legislative
Committee for the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM).