Keely J. Collins, Attorney | KingSpry

Keely J. Collins

Taking a client-centered approach, Keely Jac Collins works shoulder-to-shoulder with human resources managers and other business and agency leaders to provide strategic, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic representation and counsel.

Keely Collins is a partner and chair of the Employment Law Practice Group for KingSpry. She serves as pension and labor counsel representing business and agencies of all sizes, ranging from large unionized employers to small family businesses. Keely is conversant in federal and state employment law, labor law and ERISA.

Keely earned her Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law, where she was a member of the Widener Law Review. To continue to enhance her value to businesses and agencies, Keely is currently working toward an LL.M. in taxation, with as specialization in employee benefits, at Villanova University School of Law.

Keely is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council and serves as a volunteer speaker at SBC events. She is also a member of the Board, HR and Finance committees of YWCA Bethlehem, is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM), and frequently speaks on a variety of topics at SHRM chapters across the state.

As a frequent speaker and writer on various topics applicable to human resource management for businesses and agencies of all sizes, Keely regularly presents “Legally Happy,” a program to enhance workplace culture within the parameters of employment law, and has been frequently published in Lehigh Valley Business. Keely has been selected as a 2018 “Top 40 Under 40” recipient by Lehigh Valley Business. In 2019, she was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer “Rising Star.” Keely also hosts the popular video series, “HR Law Update.”

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
 Memberships & Associations
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council Board of Directors
  • YWCA Bethlehem Board of Directors, Human Resources Committee
  • Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM)

Recent Posts

HR Law Update: Three FAQ’s for Managing Temperature Screenings in the COVID-19 Era

As employers plan to reenter the workplace, the value of protective options must be weighed against the cost of disruption. One protective option is temperature screening.

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KingSpry's Keely Collins Presents Legal Policy Session for Peer Safety Group

KingSpry congratulates attorney Keely Collins who will co-present "The Next Phase: Medical and Legal Policy to Move Forward After COVID-19" on May 7, 2020.
The virtual interactive session will be held at 8am for members of the Safety Peer Group with Lehigh Valley Health Network and is part of a series intended to help businesses get back to work.
Dr. Carmine J. Pellosi will join Attorney Collins in this discussion.

Registration information is available by emailing Scott Appnel at

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HR Law Update: How To Recall Employees In a Time of Unemployment Premium Pay

Without good cause, employees cannot receive unemployment compensation for any week that they refused an offer of work, provided that the employer notifies the Pennsylvania Department of Labor within seven days of the refusal. Here are three tips for effective and legally defensible recall protocols...

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