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Michael Kelly

312 E Fulton
Grand Rapids MI 49503
(616) 774-0125

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Kelly Law Offices, P.C. is a boutique law firm nestled within the renowned Heritage Hill District in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The firm’s clients enjoy all the benefits of a downtown firm with the charm of the historic district, advantage of easy accessibility and the privilege of free private parking.

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Kelly Law Offices, P.C. maintains a practice of dedication to client service by providing the highest quality of legal counsel. It utilizes state of the art technology in office equipment and legal research tools, including computer assisted information retrieval services. Kelly Law Offices, P.C. is assisted by trained legal assistants, experienced legal secretaries and a licensed private investigator. It has been serving clients regionally in Michigan in both state and federal courts for over 40 years and has extensive knowledge and experience in the following areas of practice:








  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Corporations (LLC)
  • Partnerships


  • Deeds
  • Land Contracts
  • Mortgages
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Residential Closings
  • Commercial Closings
  • Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Mechanics Liens

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Michael F. Kelly


Practicing these principles, Michael F. Kelly has established himself as a go-to attorney for serious personal injury; criminal defense, with special emphasis on drunk driving; operating while intoxicated (OWI) charges; driver’s license restoration; wills; estate planning; estate administration; and business organizations. Michael F. Kelly has earned the respect of his adversaries and the trust of his clients. His mission is to treat every client as unique. He approaches each matter by gaining a complete and thorough appreciation of the circumstances in which the client’s needs arise. He calls upon over 40 years of legal experience and, through creativity, sound legal reasoning, technical proficiency and old fashioned hard work, strives to achieve the results needed by the client. He is careful never to lose sight of how this specific dispute and its resolution will impact the client in the short and long term.

Membership and Associations

Michael F. Kelly is a member of the American Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, Grand Rapids Bar Association - Litigation Section, Kent County Criminal Defense Bar, Michigan Association for Justice (formerly Michigan Trial Lawyers Association), and American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) - Traumatic Brain Injury Section. He has been accepted as an Advocate of the National College of Advocacy. He is listed in Martindale-Hubbell with an “AV” rating and is a member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register is limited to only the most distinguished lawyers who have achieved the “AV” rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The “A” signifies the highest level of legal ability, while the “V” denotes “very high” adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.

Not Just an Attorney

In addition to managing a busy docket and administering a thriving firm, Michael F. Kelly is a member of the faculty of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). He has also lectured and written on the Michigan Drunk Driving Law and the Michigan No Fault Law, and the use of video applications and trial practice techniques in the criminal and personal injury practice. He is the former president of the American Inns of Court - Gerald R. Ford Chapter, and former member of the Michigan State Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and the Grand Rapids Bar Lawyer Referral Committee.

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Birth Information

  • 1939, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1965 J.D.
  • Aquinas College, 1962 B.S.B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • All Michigan Courts, 1966
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan, 1966
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan, 1966

Published Works

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Lecturer, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
  • Lecturer, Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Business Law, Davenport College
  • Drunk Driving Defense Law Update: Even More Changes, ICLE, 1995
  • Michigan Drunk Driving Defense Update, ICLE, 1996
  • Fundamentals of Drunk Driving Cases, ICLE, 2003
  • Moderator & Lecturer, Drunk Driving Update, ICLE, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Former Member, Lawyer Referral Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Section, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Former Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kent County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Member
  • The American Association for Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Member
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Section, Member
  • Advocate of the National College of Advocacy
  • Michigan Association for Justice (formerly Michigan Trial Lawyers Association), Member
  • Former President, American Inns of Court - Gerald R. Ford Chapter

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Grand Rapids, Ordinance Enforcement Division, Assistant City Attorney

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