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Kelly A. Cameron



Kelly Cameron is a partner in Perkins Coie's Boise office. He currently serves as the head of its commercial litigation practice group and hiring partner. A large part of Kelly's practice is devoted to protecting his clients' intellectual property and trade secrets and resolving disputes involving noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, unfair competition claims, and claims arising under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for local, regional, and international companies ranging in size from start-ups to publicly traded, FORTUNE 100® firms. In addition to employment and business tort-related litigation, Kelly routinely represents clients in defending and resolving multi-party product liability litigation, complex commercial disputes, regulated investment advisor and broker litigation and contract disputes. On a pro bono basis, Kelly has been involved in civil rights and constitutional litigation in federal District Courts, the United States Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.

Kelly is licensed to practice in Idaho, Maryland, and the District of Columbia and has represented employers in commercial and employment-related disputes in forums across the country. Since moving to Idaho from Perkins Coie's Washington, D.C. office in 2005, Kelly has been listed in Chambers USA, "America's Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers" and recognized as a "litigation star" for Idaho in Benchmark Litigation, "The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys," from 2008 through 2014.

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Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP, 2013
  • Listed in Chambers USA, “America’s Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers,” 2007
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a Local Litigation Star in Commercial Litigation; Product Liability; Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment, 2008 - 2014

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Idaho State Bar Professional Conduct Board, 2009 - 2014

Community Involvement

  • Friends of ZooBoise, Board Member, 2011 - 2014
  • Opera Idaho, Board Member, 2011 - 2014

Related Employment

  • Perkins Coie LLP, Washington D.C., Associate, 1997 - 2003, Partner, 2004 - 2005 
  • Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, P.C., Baltimore, Md., Associate, 1995 - 1997


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


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