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Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. is pleased to announce that two new Associates have joined the firm.  They are Carolyn A. Williams and Marykate E. Kelly.

Carolyn Williams is originally from Endicott, New York and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She attended the Temple University, Beasley School of Law, where she served as a Note & Comment Editor on the Political & Civil Rights Law Review.  While in law school, Carolyn was a Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society Fellow and represented Temple Law School at the Peggy Browning Fund National Law Student Labor Conference. Prior to joining our firm, Carolyn worked for a Philadelphia insurance defense firm, representing client interests in products liability, premises liability, multi-jurisdictional toxic tort, employment, motor vehicle, insurance fraud, and general liability matters. Carolyn’s previous experience also includes working for a national mass tort litigation defense firm, coordinating regional and local strategy for multiple clients.  Carolyn’s practice at Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd., focuses on products liability, professional liability, general liability, and premises liability. Carolyn is a certified Arbitrator with the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas.  Carolyn also works as a volunteer attorney with the Support Center for Child Advocates and has been listed on the Pro Bono Roll of Honor since beginning that work in 2013.   Carolyn is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Carolyn serves on the Young Leadership Board for Blossom Philadelphia (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia).  Carolyn also serves as a Ward Committeeperson and Treasurer of the 30th Ward in Philadelphia.  In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys running, baking, supporting the Phillies, and spending time with family.

Marykate Kelly comes to us after spending four years as an attorney with a general practice firm in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Marykate graduated maxima cum laude from La Salle University in 2010 with degrees in English and Political Science.  She graduated cum laude from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 2013, where she was a clinical clerk for the Honorable M. Faith Angell, United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also served on the Executive Board of the Moot Court Honor Society. While at Temple, Marykate received the Temple Law Alumni Moot Court Award, the Barrister Award for Trial Advocacy, and awards for Outstanding Oral Arguments. Marykate is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Marykate currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Limited Jurisdiction of Mater Dei Catholic School. She lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania with her husband and their dog.

Carolyn can be reached by email: or by phone: 215-587-9400 X 1181

Marykate can be reached by email: or by phone: 215-587-9400 X 1139

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