Attorney Kelly Gaughan earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Scranton in December 1994. While in college, she interned at the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office, and worked as a part-time deputy at the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Department. Her college experiences solidified her decision to attend law school. In 1998, she earned her law degree from Seton Hall School of Law. The same year, she was admitted practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Upon graduation from law school, Gaughan accepted a one-year clerkship in the New Jersey Superior Court under the Honorable Paul Innes. The experience allowed her to learn the inner workings of the court system and the importance of the administration of justice.
In September 1999, Gaughan and her husband decided to settle down in Pike County after falling in love with the area. She joined the general practice law firm of Levy, Stieh and Blumberg where she quickly rose through the ranks and in 2003, became Vice President of the firm, currently known as Levy, Stieh, Gaughan & Baron, P.C.
Gaughan has handled a broad array of legal matters during her career as an attorney. While she is best known for her representation of clients in family law matters, she has handled a multitude of other matters, including but not limited to civil, criminal, residential and estate matters. During her career, Gaughan has also been admitted to practice in New York state and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She has argued various matters before both the Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth Courts. She is a member of the Pike County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Gaughan is deeply involved is the community. She is President of the Center for Developmental Disabilities, Secretary of Vetstock, a member of the Advisory Board of GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, Historian for the American Legion Auxiliary, a member of the Milford-Matamoras Rotary Club, and a member of St. Patrick’s Church.
Among her accomplishments, Gaughan was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by National Association of Women Business Owners in 2016 and one of the Top 10 Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania in 2017 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
Gaughan’s husband of more than 19 years, Martin, is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper currently serving as a Delaware Valley School Resource Officer. He shares Gaughan’s goals to serve and protect our wonderful community. The Gaughans live in Milford Township with their two children, Kayla, 16. and Connor, 13.