Kelly Hyman reveals her continued support for equal and human rights, social justice, voting rights, and more.
From women’s issues and concerns of the working woman to current events, social justice, and the law, attorney Kelly Hyman’s personal and professional interests and passions are both broad and far-reaching.
“Further to staying up-to-date with news and current affairs, the law, and women’s issues, I’m also a staunch advocate for social justice, voting rights, and the Democratic Party,” reveals Hyman, a native Floridian of Australian-American heritage who enjoyed a successful acting career before turning her attention to the legal profession.
Another of Hyman’s interests centers around mindfulness, and the importance of the process. Mindfulness involves achieving a mental state wherein an individual’s awareness is focused around the present moment, allowing them to more clearly accept their thoughts, feelings, and other sensations. “It’s important that we all understand the benefits of mindfulness,” suggests Hyman, a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law.
Hyman has recently championed and expressed her ongoing support for social justice and the rise of so-called social justice movements. “A concept of just and fair relations between people and society, social justice is measured by the tacit and explicit terms for the distribution of wealth, as well as social privileges and opportunities,” explains the lawyer.
A United Nations document titled Social Justice in an Open World: The Role of the United Nations states, ‘Social justice may be broadly understood as the fair and compassionate distribution of the fruits of economic growth.’
“This,” adds Hyman, “is in line with the most widely accepted, modern take on social justice, where a heavy focus is placed on health care, ecology and environment, and human rights education.”
Hyman also touches briefly on women’s issues in 2019, believing that, from grassroots activism to global action, an exciting period of history is here. “From sexism and gender-based violence to reproductive health, the term ‘women’s issues’ has long been used as something of an umbrella term,” she explains, “often presented without a precise definition.”
“Accordingly, and therefore, it’s important,” Hyman continues, “that in 2019 we work to address not just so-called ‘women’s issues,’ but important issues more generally and across the board, including equality, transparency in politics, world peace, and human rights.”
Further to her professional legal work and personal support for equal and human rights, social justice, and other good causes and initiatives, Hyman has previously appeared in numerous television shows, movies, and commercials.
The actor-turned-attorney is perhaps best known for playing the roles of Loretta on The Young and the Restless, and Donna in the movie Doin’ Time on Planet Earth starring Adam West. Hyman also starred in Gettin’ There, has performed Off-Broadway in New York City, and can be heard in her capacity as a voice actor in numerous commercials including the now-famous ‘give me a break’ Kit Kat ad.
Today combining her previous television, cinematic, and theatrical experience with her in-depth knowledge of the law, attorney Kelly Hyman regularly provides legal analysis for shows such as Law & Crime, The Ingraham Angle, Fox News, and Fox and Friends. She has also appeared on Issues and Ideas with Chris DeBellow, The Ethan Bearman Show, and The Whistleblower with Mychal Wilson.
Kelly Hyman is an attorney at Denver, Colorado-based Franklin D. Azar & Associates focused on class action lawsuits and mass tort litigation. She is happily married to federal judge Paul G. Hyman, Jr.