Ellakisha S. O'Kelley is a certified NFL agent and Atlanta-based sports, entertainment & business attorney. She is the founder and Principal Attorney of E. O'Kelley Sports, Entertainment & Business Law Firm, LLC. Her primary focus is to protect her clients under contract deals, intellectual property, and business transactions. Because of her direct experience operating on the side that her clients are currently on, she sums up her zeal as "It's more than representation. It's personal." She has been involved in sports and entertainment for over 25 years. As an athlete who has competed in high school, college, and on a professional level of track & field, as well as, coached on a collegiate level, she has experienced all ends of the spectrum solidifying her personal knowledge as an athlete, entertainer, and businesswoman.
Ellakisha has been consulting athletes and entertainers on contractual and business decisions for a combined 10 years. She has formed several entities as an incorporator, including, non-profit organizations. As an attorney, she is now taking her experiences and providing a powerful and relatable platform. Within the first two years of launching her law firm, she has represented prominent clients in sports, entertainment, and small businesses who were all looking for someone to trust and understand outside of just being an attorney. Her list of clientele includes world-class athlete Christian Coleman (U.S. #1 sprinter), Shanalyna Palmer (Film/Tv Producer), Makesha Williamson (Author/Film Writer), Curtis Snow (Actor/Artist/Author), Mannish (Artists/Music Group), Latter Reign (Female Singer/Songwriter), DeeQuincy Gates (Artist, FYB), DJ Kurupt (World Famous DJ), Milton Jones (Director/Producer/Actor), and Scrapp King (Artist, Model, Love and Hip Hop of Atlanta) just to name a very few.
Ellakisha is a graduate of Atlanta John Marshall Law School. She obtained her undergrad degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina; and a Master's degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from American Intercontinental University in Dunwoody, GA. She graduated with honors in both programs and was inducted into the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society, and Delta Phi Beta Honor Society, respectfully.
Ellakisha was inducted into the hall of fame at her former high school, Albany High (Albany NY), in 2014 for her impeccable representation of, and great contributions to, athletes, the community, and the city.
She provides legal services through contract negotiation, contract drafting, business entity formation, copyright and trademark protection, sports deals, business and contract litigation, and more.
She is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, Cobb County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL), and Women in Film and Television (WIFTA).
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