Kelly Chanfrau

Top rated employment & labor attorney in Daytona Beach, Florida

Chanfrau & Chanfrau
Kelly Chanfrau
Chanfrau & Chanfrau

Practice Areas: Employment & labor, Personal injury, Civil rights; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2002

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

Chanfrau & Chanfrau

701 North Peninsula Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32118 Visit website


Kelly Chanfrau is an attorney with Chanfrau & Chanfrau law firm, which has law offices in Daytona and Palm Beach, Florida. A nationally ranked and award-winning trial lawyer with nearly 20 years of total legal experience, Ms. Chanfrau provides unmatched advocacy and support to a diverse range of clients across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Labor and employment law, including workplace discrimination, sexual harassment whistleblower claims and other serious grievances

· Personal injury and wrongful death

· Civil rights violations

Board-certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar, Ms. Chanfrau has helped to recover millions of dollars in total compensation for her plaintiff clients, including many six- and seven-figure settlements and verdicts. She has gained a reputation for her integrity and compassion when dealing with her clients as well as her unwavering resolve for helping them achieve the positive outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently as possible.

Honored for her impeccable professionalism and outstanding client service, Ms. Chanfrau has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. She has also received the Lawyer of the Year award from Best Lawyers, and Volusia-Flagler Association for Women Lawyers voted her Woman of the Year in 2017. In addition, she recently made the 2021 Top 50 Women's List published by Florida Super Lawyers.

A 1997 cum laude graduate of Florida State University, Ms. Chanfrau obtained her Juris Doctor with honors from Stetson University College of Law in 2001. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. 

Ms. Chanfrau is the immediate past president of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, and she is an active member of the Volusia County Bar Association, the Volusia Association for Women Lawyers, the Florida Justice Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the American Bar Association, among her many other professional affiliations.

Daytona Beach Office

701 N Peninsula Dr
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Palm Coast Office

145 Airport Rd
Ste A
Palm Coast, FL 32164

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Practice areas

Employment & labor: employee, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Civil rights

Focus areas

Employment law - employee, Wage & hour laws, Whistleblower, Sexual harassment, Labor law, Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Americans with disabilities act, Race discrimination, Disability, Discrimination

  • 50% Employment & labor: employee
  • 30% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Civil rights

First Admitted: 2002, Florida

Professional Webpage:

  • Lawyer of the Year – 2021 – Best Lawyers
  • , Daytona Beach News-Journal - “2016 Influential Women in Business”
  • Legal Elite 2021 – Florida Trend Magazine
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers – Business “2017 Women of Influence”
  • Best Lawyers in America – Labor Law (2016 - 2019)
  • Florida Super Lawyer – Business Edition (2013 - 2019)
  • , Florida Super Lawyer
  • , U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers, Labor/Best Law Firm (2017 - 2021)
  • , AV-Preeminent Rating - 2020 - 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America - 2021
  • Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers, Woman of the Year, VFAWL, 2017
  • Labor Law, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America Awards, 2020
  • Employment Law-Plaintiff, Legal Elite in Employment, Legal Elite Magazine, 2020
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite in Employment, Legal Elite Magazine, 2010
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida
  • Tampa Bay Inn of Court (2004 - 2010)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2002 - 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District Court of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District Court of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Halifax Civic League, 2019
  • President - Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Vice President - Florida Chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2020
  • Volusia County Bar Association, 2010- Present, 2020
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (2002 - present); Immediate Past President (2010 - 2011), President (2009 - 2010), Vice President (2008 - 2009)
  • Dunns Blount Inns of Court, 2020
  • Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member, 2020
  • American Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Volusia Association for Women Lawyers, 2010 - Present
Educational Background:
  • Florida State University, B.A., Cum Laude, 1997
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, 2012
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lectures to Attorneys and Bar Membership on Professionalism topics, Chosen to Speak on Professionalism, Speaker, 2019
  • Speaker to judges on the importance of understanding implicit bias in the court room., Diversity, Speaker, 2017
  • How to prepare for and conduct depositions, How to Take Depositions, Speaker, Volusia Bar Association, 2016
  • Jury verdict in sexual harassment case - $200,000.00, 2014
  • Settled race discrimination, age discrimination and harassment case against the City of Daytona Beach for $600,000.00.  This was covered in the DBNJ online and in the hard paper., 2019

Office location for Kelly Chanfrau

701 North Peninsula Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Phone: 386-245-6416


10 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

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Top 50: Women Florida Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

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