Telfeyan, Kelly M.

Education

University of Notre Dame

B.B.A, 2001
  • magna cum laude
  • Notre Dame Accounting Excellence Scholarship

University of Tennessee College of Law

J.D., 2005
  • Member, Tennessee Law Review

Bar Admission

Tennessee

Kelly M. Telfeyan

Member

Prominent Assignments

Served as lead counsel in multiple bench trials with successful results.

Involved in the representation of large financial and banking institutions, mortgage servicers, and corporations in all aspects of litigation, including adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.

Considerable experience in defending governmental entities in Section 1983 claims, Governmental Tort Liability Act claims, and claims alleging retaliatory discharge/discharge in violation of the ADA, the TDA, the FMLA, the TPPA, the TPEPFA.

Involved in the representation of private employers in claims alleging age discrimination and discrimination based on national origin.

Drafted Motion for Summary Judgment for trucking client in a wrongful death case filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee that resulted in complete dismissal of the case against client.

Drafted Motion to Dismiss and successfully argued that clients were entitled to the dismissal of the plaintiff's claims pursuant to the doctrine of quasi-judicial immunity and the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act.

Drafted Motion to Dismiss and successfully argued that clients were entitled to the dismissal of the plaintiff's claims for negligence and false light invasion of privacy.

Drafted Motion in Limine and successfully argued that the doctrine of collateral estoppel applied to the plaintiff's claim for defamation in light of decisions reached by the ALJ and the Chancery Court for Davidson County, Tennessee.

Drafted Appellate Briefs and successfully argued appeals before the United States District Court for the Sixth Circuit and the Court of Appeals of Tennessee at Nashville.

Drafted Appellate Brief for a case appealed to the Court of Appeals of Colorado in which the Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of client.

Drafted Response to a Rule to Show Cause in a matter of first impression in which the Supreme Court of Colorado adopted the position argued in Response brief.   

Representative Clients

  • Seterus, Inc.
  • Nationstar Mortgage, LLC

Professional Involvement

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Publications/Presentations

  • Presented at a continuing legal education course entitled “Police Liability in Tennessee” sponsored by Lorman Education Services.