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Robert A Kelly

Robert A Kelly

Practice areas:

Family, Mediation

About Me

Bellingham and Whatcom County Family Law


Thank you for visiting the profile of Robert A. Kelly,
Attorney at Law
— a Bellingham, Washington family law firm committed to providing comprehensive family law services with integrity
and sensitivity. Located in downtown Bellingham, Washington, my law
practice is devoted exclusively to family law. I am
also qualified and experienced in mediation and collaborative law.


If you are experiencing a marriage or relationship breakdown, you
need a family law attorney who can handle your divorce or separation issues, such as property division,
child support, and parenting plans quickly and efficiently. My practice includes collaborative divorce,
which is much less painful to all parties involved.


I am committed to my clients’ unique needs and concerns from start to
finish. Because individual concerns and desired outcomes can differ, I
offer a variety of tools to effectively resolve family legal matters.
My expertise includes mediation services, collaborative
and when necessary, litigation.


I care about the people I assist. It is important to me that my
clients feel understood, heard, and respected. I work with my clients to
ensure that their case makes sense and ultimately allows them to plan
their future with confidence.


I will listen to you, help to assess your needs and goals, and assist
you throughout the process. I will keep you fully informed about the
progress of your case while presenting you with all the options
available at every stage.


Contact my office
if you need to discuss family issues such as legal
or divorce, property
, child custody or child
. Because I specialize in family law,
you can be confident that you will receive the professional services you


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Family: 80%
    8 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    21 years



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • David Alan Nelson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked closely with Robert on a number of cases. He is highly ethical and has a terrific work ethic. I appreciate the fact that he really cares about his clients and works very hard for their interests. I have referred clients to Robert. That is the highest form of reference you will ever receive from a fellow attorney.


    David Nelson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeffrey Alan Lustick

    Rob is one heck of a fine lawyer! He is highly professional in every way and extremely knowledgeable. I enjoy working with him whenever I can.


    Jeffrey Lustick Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Year-End Achievement ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2005
Year-End Achievement ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2004
Year-End Achievement ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney & MediatorRobert A. Kelly, Attorney at Law P.S.2008 - Present
Associate Attorney and MediatorLaw Offices of Karlene K. Weiland2007 - 2008
MediatorNorthwest Dispute Resolution Group2006 - Present
Legal Intern and MediatorLaw Offices of Karlene K. Weiland2006 - 2007
Legal InternNorthwest Dispute Resolution Group2005 - 2006
Adjunct FacultyWestern Washington University2001 - 2005
PartnerResolution Services, LLC1996 - 2006
MediatorWhatcom Dispute Resolution Center1994 - Present
Mediation Coordinator/Program DeveloperWhatcom Dispute Resolution Center1994 - 1996
OwnerRob Kelly & Associates, LLC1993 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Whatcom County Bar AssociationSecretary2009 - 2009
Whatcom Collaborative Law GroupMember2009 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawJuris DoctorN/A2006
Western Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceMaster of Arts1995
Western Washington UniversityBusiness Administration, Concentration: International BusinessBachelor of Arts1986