Kelly Cahill Timmons graduated first in her class from the Vanderbilt University School of Law, where she served as notes editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and received a full scholarship as a John W. Wade Scholar. Following law school, Timmons clerked for the Judge David A. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. She then practiced employment law with the law firm of Frost & Jacobs (now Frost Brown Todd) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Since joining the faculty, Timmons has taught Torts, Constitutional Tort Litigation and Employment Law. Her scholarly interests lie in the area of employment discrimination, and she has published articles in the Florida Law Review, the Nebraska Law Review, the South Carolina Law Review and the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. She chairs the college’s Federal Clerkship Committee and is on the executive committee of the Bleckley Inn of Court.