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Mary Kelly Cunningham

Senior Legal Recruiter
Mary Kelly Cunningham
Mary Kelly is a Senior Legal Recruiter with The RMN Agency. She supports and guides attorneys and clients through the recruiting process from search to hire. Mary Kelly gained experience with the legal industry through the prism of a family member who practiced law for 22 years. She appreciates the many questions that arise during an attorney’s search such as: Am I going to make partner, and when? Is this the right practice area for me? Do I want to continue practicing law in a firm or do I want to go In-House? Do I align with this firm’s culture? Will I fit on this team? Mary Kelly brings energy, curiosity, and dedication to her collaborations with attorneys, and they often tell her how much they appreciate The RMN Agency’s personalized approach. “Attorneys lead our team and have intimate knowledge of the legal market in Atlanta. Each legal recruiter adds layers of recruiting insights and life experiences to nurture legal careers,” she says. Mary Kelly believes the team’s multifaceted perspectives help The RMN Agency excel at closely matching attorneys with the right opportunities.
“The RMN Agency meets you where you are in your legal career. Our Atlanta legal recruiting team genuinely looks beyond legal skills and qualifications to understand you and what’s important to you. Then we match your talent and experience with the best fit for your legal practice and personality.”

Mary Kelly joined The RMN Agency in 2021. Before recruiting attorneys, she recruited volunteers as a multi-year Co-President of the Pace Academy Arts Alliance. She has championed volunteer and community initiatives in many educational institutions, faith-based entities and non-profits including the Cathedral of St. Philip and the Junior League of Atlanta. Previously, Mary Kelly managed Human Resources for the corporate office of a national retailer with responsibility for employee relations, benefits, and the recruitment of corporate and customer-facing positions.

Mary Kelly earned her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Georgia State University and her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. Born in Atlanta (at Emory University Hospital), Mary Kelly grew up in Rome, Georgia. She returned to Atlanta and stayed after completing her MBA. When she’s not supporting her clients and candidates as part of The RMN Agency’s legal recruiting team, she’s cheering for her two daughters on the stage, in sports, and in life.


Mary Kelly’s Career Advice for Lawyers

“Try not to fear the unknown and stay open to possibilities,” she says. “Some people adopt a mindset that possibilities are finite within a specific discipline. I’ve witnessed our Atlanta legal recruiters expand perspectives and match people to unexpected opportunities. Seeing an attorney light up about starting in a new law firm or company is rewarding. It’s a privilege and a joy to be a part of someone’s professional and personal journey.”

Professional & Community Affiliations
  • Cathedral of St. Philip
  • Pace Academy
  • Sarah R. Smith Elementary
  • Junior League of Atlanta
Speaking Engagements

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