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  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5
  • Michael Kelly "has a unique and effective style in the courtroom which resonates very, very well with judges and juries," comments one source. - Chambers USA

    Sources call him "outstanding" and "a strong litigator." - Chambers USA

Education

  • J.D., Dickinson School of Law, 1983
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Judicial Nominating Commission, State of Delaware, 2009 to present

Community Advisory Board of the Wilmington News Journal

Rodney Inns of Court

Pro Bono Inns of Court

Board of Trustees, Tower Hill School

Founding Member, Defense Counsel of Delaware

Secretary and General Counsel, News Journal W. Frank Scholarship Trust

General Counsel, Sojourner’s Place Homeless Shelter

Board of Directors, Police Athletic League

Delaware State Bar Association, Treasurer, 1992 - 1994

Chairman, New Castle County Zoning Board of Adjustment, 1989 – 1995

Board of Directors, Delaware Council on Crime and Justice

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services

Executive Committee and Past President, St. Thomas More Society

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

Member, Wilmington Rotary Club

Michael P. Kelly

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Chairman of the Firm
  • T: 302.984.6301
    F: 302.984.2493

Speaking

05/13/17
02/15/17
01/30/12
Conference of Chief Justices, Delaware
01/08/12
Michael Kelly featured speaker with Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and other judges
University of Virginia Law School Annual National Trial Advocacy College, Charlottesville, Va.
09/25/07
Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in Delaware
Wilmington - Sponsored by Lorman Education Services
10/10/05
Michael P. Kelly and Co-Speaker, Honorable Mary Pat Thynge - Judge, Wilmington, DE
Delaware - NBI, Inc.
06/22/05
11/05/04
05/25/04
02/04/04
05/16/03
01/23/03
09/18/02
02/22/02
01/22/02
11/14/01
04/27/01
04/24/01
Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Delaware
NBI
06/01/00
Tips for Successful Arbitration and Mediation
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention
12/01/99
Testifying Expert Witness in Legal Malpractice Litigation
Delaware Superior Court
10/01/99
How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Delaware
NBI
12/01/98
Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Delaware
NBI
06/01/96
The Orthopedist and the Lawyer
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association Convention