Kevin Kelley is a seasoned litigator and dedicated advocate who represents clients in premises liability, auto accidents, medical malpractice, contractual rights, employment issues, and property disputes. With extensive experience across complex governmental, in-house, and law firm roles, Kevin has successfully navigated a wide range of cases. These include arbitrations, state court civil and criminal proceedings, and federal matters in trial, appellate, bankruptcy courts, and complex commercial transactions.

With an executive MBA, Kevin combines a distinctive blend of legal experience and business acumen to tackle complex issues and lead risk management and compliance initiatives.

Professional Affiliations

  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago – 1st Vice President
  • Chicago Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Western Michigan School of Law
    • Dean’s List


  • "One Year Later: How Restorative Justice Ensures Accountability and Community," Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, June 21, 2022


  • "5th Circuit Reverses Ruling to Potentially Allow Costs to Customers Covered By Cyber Policy,", February 9, 2024
  • "Supreme Court of Washington Struck the State’s Statute of Repose for Medical Malpractice Claims,", January 11, 2024
  • "Rhode Island Supremes Declines Extending Sexual Abuse SOL to Non-Perpetrators,", September 7, 2023


In his leisure time, Kevin enjoys the company of his rescue dog, Dutton, sailboat racing, volunteering, and takes the occasional swing at golf.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Pathway to Adventure Council – Auxiliary Board
  • Eagle Scout
  • Irish Fellowship of Chicago
  • Notre Dame Club of Chicago
  • Old St. Pat’s Podcast Host

M.B.A, magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 2021

J.D., Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2010

B.A., Miami University, 2007