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Michael John Kelly

Michael John Kelly

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor, Personal Injury

About Me

Languages Spoken: German

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    12 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
    14 years
  3. Civil Rights: 25%
    14 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%
    13 years

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Zachary Walker Jarvis

    Mike is an exceptional advocate, who brings intensity and reason to each matter he handles. Mike also makes himself uniquely available to his clients. I had the good fortune to work with and for Mike on a number of matters in my last job. His is a formidable example to follow.


    Zachary Jarvis Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christopher A Swaby

    Michael Kelly is an exceptionally talented attorney. I give him my highest endorsement.


    Christopher Swaby Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gehrke, Baker, Doull & Kelly

22030 7th Ave S #202
Des Moines, WA, 98198




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateVan Siclen, Stocks & Firkins2003 - Present
AssociateLittler Mendelson2001 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2003 - Present
South King County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Ducks Unlimited - Ballard, WA ChapterLeadership Committee Member2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. ClinkenbeardAcquittals at trial, reversal and dismissal of one remaining conviction on appeal.
Serious criminal charges dismissedComplete dismissal of all charges.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJ.D.2001
University of WashingtonGermanicsM.A.1998
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeGerman; Political ScienceB.A.1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
"Ace the Case" CLECriminal Defense2014
Employment Law Update in WashingtonWage and Hour Law Update2007
Employment Law UpdateWage and Hour Update2006