Writer – Attorney – Schemer – Dreamer
Kelly Phillips Erb is an attorney for The Erb Law Firm, P.C. in southeastern Pennsylvania where she focuses on tax law for businesses and families. She is also a freelance author and writer.
Kelly has published two books together with Forbes. Ask the TaxGirl: Everything Parents Should Know About Filing Taxes (Including Child Care Expenses, Medical Costs, and the Earned Income Tax Credit) was published in 2012 and Home, Sweet Rental: Busting The Hype Of Homeownership was released in 2015.
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 for the past several years running 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.
In 2014, Kelly was tapped to the receive 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.