Kelly R. Masters

Birmingham Attorney


Kelly is a 2016 graduate of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Jacksonville State University. While at Cumberland, she was recognized as a Scholar of Merit and served as the Marketing Director for the Cordell Hull Speakers Forum.

Kelly’s legal practice will focus on Employment Law and Criminal Law, a field where she brings a distinguished record of experience. From 1997 to 2002, Kelly served as an Acting Sergeant, Field Training Officer, Traffic Fatality Investigator, Railroad Incident Investigator, and a Hostage Negotiator for the City of Gadsden Police Department. From 2002 to 2003, she served as a Federal Air Marshall in Washington, D.C., earning the highest-ever shooting score for a female at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).

In 2003, Kelly was hired by the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department as the Drug Task Force’s first female Narcotics Agent. In that position, she investigated, documented, and prepared more than 100 cases for prosecution, achieving a 100 percent conviction rate.

While in law school at Cumberland, Kelly clerked for Etowah County Circuit Judge William Allen Millican, the Etowah County District Attorney’s Office, and the Honorable Jeff Sessions (United States Senate Judiciary Committee) in Washington, D.C. As a Law Clerk for the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Kelly researched and drafted committee hearing materials focusing on immigration, drug trafficking, and violent crime rates.

Kelly is licensed to practice before all Courts in the State of Alabama.


  • B.S., Jacksonville State University
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University


  • Alabama


  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Associate Member - Judge James Edwin Horton Inn of Court

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