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Michael A Kelly

Litigation Attorney at Providence, RI

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  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 45 years
    Rhode Island - RI 45 years
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

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With more than 38 years of experience successfully litigating construction, real estate, environmental, business, and administrative law cases, Michael is a recognized and revered attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

In 2002, after nearly 25 years practicing with RI-based law firms and then serving as general counsel for Cumberland Farms/Gulf Oil, Inc., Michael opened his own firm, the Law Offices of Michael A. Kelly, P.C. (now Kelly & Mancini, P.C., Attorneys at Law).  His goal: to meet the market’s need for proven legal and litigation expertise that prioritized client service and success.

At Kelly & Mancini, Michael serves as lead counsel for some of Rhode Island’s biggest developers before municipal zoning and planning boards in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Massachusetts and Connecticut Departments of Environmental Protection, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  Michael is also the lead litigator and case supervisor for the firm’s real estate, construction, and business dispute litigation before federal and state courts.

Michael was named Lawyer of the Year by RI Lawyers Weekly in 2012.


Kelly & Mancini PC
128 Dorrance St Ste 300
Providence, RI, 02903-2814


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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kelly & Mancini, PC
  • 2002 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Cumberland Farms/ Gulf Oil
  • 1995 - 2001
  • Partner in Litigation Department
  • Adler Pollock & Sheehan, PC
  • 1986 - 1994


  • Georgetown University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Lehigh University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • David F. Miller and Miller’s Auto Body, Inc. v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance, et al, C.A. No.: 06-3336 (RI 2006)
  • Defendants' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on Counts I, II, III, V, and VI of Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint is granted.
  • North End Realty, LLC v. Matttos, et al, 25 A.3d 527 (R.I. 2011)
  • Court denied Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgement and grants Defendants' motion in part.
  • Nunes v. Meadowbrook Development Co., Inc., 24 A.3d 539 (R.I. 2011)
  • Denial of Plaintiff's Appeal
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  • Construction Industries of Rhode Island
  • Associate Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association Construction Industry
  • Arbitrator
  • N/A
  • Board of Firectors of the New England Convenience Store Associate
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1998
  • State of Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Chairman
  • 1994 - 1998
  • State of Rhode Island Governor's Advisory Commission on Judicial Appointments
  • Chairman
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Rhode Island Rivers Council
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Rhode Island Port Authority and Economic Development Corporation
  • General Counsel
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Town Council, Cumberland, Rhode Island
  • Member
  • 1980 - 1982
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly Magazine
  • 2012

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Providence Litigation Lawyer Michael A Kelly
Michael A Kelly
Litigation Attorney
Providence, RI
Licensed for 45 years
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