(CMR) Garcia Kelly, an attorney who worked as Crown Counsel 1 (Financial Crime) at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, has taken up employment as legal counsel at the Health Services Authority. CMR has been informed that Mr. Kelly started in his new role this week.
According to LinkedIn, Mr. Kelly, who had been working with the Office of the DPP for about five years, has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in civil litigation, regulatory law, and criminal law.
He has worked as an attorney-at-law in Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands, and in recent years, the Cayman Islands. During this time, he has presented in a wide cross-section of matters at all levels. He has been called to lead in cases dealing with serious organized crime and is considered an expert in White Collar Crime, Anti-Corruption, and Anti-Money Laundering Law. He also has a master of law degree in Corporate and Commercial Law with distinction from the Queen Mary University of London.
Mr. Kelly is not the only employee at the Office of the DPP to resign recently. Attorney-at-law Stacy-Ann Kelly, former Miss Universe Cayman Islands, also recently left the Office of the DPP to open up her own practice, teaming up with senior attorney Keith Myers.
Kelly represented the Cayman Islands in 2004 at the International Miss Universe Pageant and was called to the bar in December 2011. She worked at the DPP's office for almost ten years as a Crown Counsel in the traffic and criminal courts division. Kelly also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Walden University.