An experienced former prosecutor, Kelley B. Hodge was the first independent Title IX coordinator at the University of Virginia, where she helped develop and implement sex and gender harassment policies across the University’s eleven campuses. Kelley worked proactively and effectively to address alleged sex and/or gender-based harassment and intimate partner violence. Her practice at Elliott Greenleaf will focus on education law counseling institutional and individual clients how to comply with federal and state law to avoid litigation, and on litigation, including education, white collar criminal issues, and internal investigations.
Prior to her tenure at the University of Virginia, Kelley tried many cases in Richmond’s Public Defender’s Office and Philadelphia’s District Attorney’s Office, and was the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Safe Schools Advocate under the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the state agency for crime prevention and data collection to support evidence-based programs. Kelley oversaw the reporting and response to incidents of alleged violence in Philadelphia Public Schools, and served as an advocate on behalf of victims of violence.
A 1993 graduate of the University of Virginia where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs and in Spanish Language and Literature, Kelley received her juris doctor from the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law in 1996. A native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, PA.
A member of the Bars of the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, Kelley is admitted to practice in all courts in both jurisdictions. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). She is also a member of the governing boards of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, PA, and of Mercy Neighborhood Ministries in Philadelphia, the advisory board of Villanova Law School’s Institute on Commercial Sexual Exploitation, the advisory board of the Community College of Philadelphia’s Center for Law and Society, and the President’s select board to address diversity and African-American interests at the University of Virginia.
Kelley also serves as an inaugural member and mentor for at-risk high school young women in Philadelphia through the Women of Tomorrow national mentor and scholarship organization, and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She resides with her husband and son in Philadelphia, PA.