Kelly Sampson
Senior Counsel and Director of Racial Justice

With a background in litigation, human capital consulting, and diversity and inclusion, Kelly brings a variety of experiences to the Brady Team. In particular, Kelly works to prevent gun violence through cultivating a committed, informed, and effective pro bono attorney network, marshaling Brady’s unique legal expertise to educate the courts on gun violence related cases, and making the connection between gun violence prevention and racial justice. In 2016, Kelly and Jon Lowy co-authored The Right Not To Be Shot: Public Safety, Private Guns, and the Constellation of Constitutional Liberties, published in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Policy. Originally from Detroit, Kelly is especially interested in addressing gun violence’s disproportionate impact on the Black community. Kelly earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a J.D from Columbia Law school.