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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


  • 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
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    F: 302.984.2493