Erik J. Kennelly



Erik Kennelly is an associate with Foley & Larder LLP and is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice with an emphasis on labor and employment law. He is also a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army JAG Corps.

While in law school, Erik was a summer associate at Foley. Additionally, he served as a law clerk for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, employment law section. Prior to taking up law, Erik was a high school math teacher in St. Louis with Teach For America.


Erik received his law degree from Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2017), where he was an Army ROTC graduate scholarship recipient, president of Duke Law Basketball, and a Dean’s Cup semifinalist in Duke Law’s premier oral advocacy competition. During his third year, Erik attended Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany where he received a Certificate in Management and Leadership. He earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, majoring in anthropological sciences and history.


Erik is admitted to practice law in Illinois.


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