About Tracy Kellett
Originally from southern Maryland, my first experience with a law firm was as a legal receptionist at Devine & Fanning. It was a small law firm that, similar to Black & Graham, practiced family law and criminal defense exclusively. While there I saw matters ranging from small-town divorces to publicized homicide trials, and quickly learned it takes a great deal of skill and dedication to take any case to a hearing, regardless of size or type. I enjoyed the camaraderie of the firm setting, the concept of working (hard!) together towards a common goal.
I carried that work philosophy with me as I joined the United States Army as a 37F, Psychological Operations Specialist. Stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC, I found myself in situations I couldn’t have dreamed of: learning Korean at the Special Operations Academic Facility alongside future Green Berets (including my husband) drudging through the Special Forces Q-course, jumping out of CASAs, Chinooks and Black Hawks, and manning the turret during field exercises while navigating through the sticks of Camp Mackall. I also had the privilege of traveling to South Korea for multiple joint exercises, and had the honor of briefing Combined Psychological Operations Task Force commanders (to include South Korean Generals). While stateside, my desire to learn more about computers landed me the NCOIC position as our Battalion’s S6, a slot designed for a soldier at least 3 ranks higher than I was at the time. I thrived in the “sink or swim” position, and maintained it until my separation from the Army.
After my time in the Army, my husband and I welcomed two wonderful little boys into the world, and found our home here in Colorado. In addition to my work ethic, the Army planted a deep love for running in me, which has only grown after realizing how many beautiful trails are here. From 5 & 10k obstacle races to a few half-marathons, I’ve ran them (usually) with a smile, and recently our six year old son completed his first obstacle race alongside me, which was a great adventure for us. My goal for next year is Tough Mudder (unfortunately my son won’t be able to run that one!) and a triathlon or two.
I began working at Black & Graham as a paralegal shortly after settling here, and was immediately amazed at the level of attentiveness the attorneys gave to each of their clients. I learned from their dedication and quickly developed strong rapport with our clients (especially those impacted by the military) as I understood where they were coming from, whether they were the servicemember or the spouse, since I’ve lived both sides. Whether it was knowing the difference between specialty pays, or simply understanding the difficulty of completing a financial affidavit while OCONUS, my background enabled me to truly empathize and work extremely well side-by-side with our clients. As office manager and paralegal now, I bring those skills to the table, and strive to dedicate as much time as possible to all our clients, whether its by working directly on their case or answering their questions, ranging from court procedure to billing questions.