Writer – Attorney – Schemer – Dreamer
Kelly Phillips Erb is a Senior Editor at Forbes Media, LLC where she writes about tax and tax policy, including tax-related security & technology issues. She was previously a managing shareholder at The Erb Law Firm, P.C., where she focused on tax law for businesses and families.
Kelly has published four books together with Forbes (you can find a list here). Kelly authors the popular Taxgirl blog for Forbes.com; the blog has been recognized by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 blogs written by lawyers and in 2013, was named to the Blawg Hall of Fame. Kelly has also written about taxes for Trulia, Reuters, Time, and AOL’s WalletPop, and has been tapped for her ability to explain taxes in plain English by Esquire, National Public Radio’s Marketplace, CBS Radio’s Marketwatch, Inc., and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
For years, Kelly mixed writing with lawyering, authoring the tech column for PA Lawyer magazine and serving on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Editorial Committee.
In 2014, Kelly received the inaugural award for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Section. The award, which was based on nominations from her colleagues, was presented at the PBA Annual Meeting in May 2014.
In 2012, Kelly was named as a Philadelphia “40 Under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The 40 Under 40 award, then in its 22nd year, recognizes young professionals in the Delaware Valley for outstanding success and contributions to their community.
Kelly is a graduate of Meredith College and earned her law degree and her Masters of Law in Taxation from Temple University School of Law. She lives and works in southeastern Pennsylvania. Kelly is also a mom to three children, so she can add “dinosaur expert,” “cupcake baker” and “hockey mom” to her resume.