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Michael B. Kelly

DUI and DWI Attorney at Northville, MI

5.0   147 reviews

also known as Mike Kelly

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

PREPARE. DEFEND. ACHIEVE. 

Passion For The Law And A Willingness To Go Above & Beyond.

My philosophy is that more hands helping others is better than more feet stepping on heads. I want to help people overcome their contacts with the courts and get their lives back on track. The hope is that those I help will pay it forward and use the experience as a turning point for good across their lives. 

Where do you need me? I travel, and have an exceptional record on the road. I go where I’m needed.  I always put my client’s interests above my own and will be there for you every step of the way.

My passion and interest in the law has always been geared towards Criminal Defense. While attending Michigan State University for my Bachelor's degree, I majored in Criminal Justice with a focus on Policing and Corrections. Rather than following the path of my classmates - I did not join the ranks of law enforcement - but instead continued my pursuit of understanding 'justice' by attending law school at the University of Detroit Mercy. It was there that I began cutting my teeth in the criminal courts as a student attorney and it affirmed my decision to dedicate my future to helping those who find themselves in the unfamiliar and life-altering trenches of the Criminal Justice System.

As a Defense Attorney, I saw a lot of things in and outside of court that made me very concerned. Most significant was the realization that the Criminal Justice System is not always "just." The lives that were crushed, the families that were destroyed, the bright futures that were stomped out by the system; it all inspired me to do MORE. Fight harder, don't be like everyone else; make a difference!

That is how I have been leaving my mark on the Criminal Justice System since my early days as an student attorney, to now, as a fierce powerhouse that goes above and beyond in the pursuit of true justice. The complacency and lack of fight I have seen from "more seasoned" defense attorneys continues to fuel my fire. I hold myself personally accountable for my client's lives, and with that always in mind, I do whatever it takes to get the right result. Even the dead-drunk-guilty deserve to have their lives matter. Keeping the individual at the forefront of the court's consideration is in an extremely important responsibility. Sure, the easy thing to do is treat them like everyone else; but the hard thing - the right thing - to do, is identify the uniqueness of each individual offender and make this their last unnecessary encounter with the criminal courts. 

Kelly & Kelly, P.C., is based in Northville, Michigan, but our motto as has always been to "go where you're needed." While I regularly practice in WayneOakland, and Washtenaw County, I am often called upon to represent clients in many of the surrounding counties as an "outsider", not afraid to stir the pot to represent my client vigorously. Last year alone I represented clients in more than 30 different courts across the State of Michigan. I tell all of my clients that in order to have success in court, you need 1 of 3 things: the facts, the law, and if you don't have either of those, then you need PEOPLE - specifically, an advocate; someone who truly understands your circumstances and effectively advocates for you and your family. I am that person for you. 

Read my Client Reviews and visit my website () to learn more about my standard for success.

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Location

Kelly & Kelly PC
422 E Main St
Northville, MI, 48167-1626

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Posted by Diane | June 28, 2023
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Excellent Attorney
Mike Kelly took extra care in handling troublesome legal matters. I was worried about the outcome, but he kept us informed every step of the way and in the end received better than expected results!!!
Posted by Pam | January 19, 2023
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Amazing Attorney! Great at what he does!
Mike Kelly helped me in regards to filing a PPO. He was very professional and efficient. It was an overall great experience! Mike understands his clients, he's very insightful and is an expert in his field. I would definitely use Mike Kelly again.
Posted by ASHLEY | January 14, 2023
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Saved me from my past
Mike is awesome, he made me feel at ease and his staff is amazing! I was very nervous through the process of expunging my record and there was no need to be!
Posted by Devon | December 28, 2022
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A Lawyer That Goes The Extra Mile !
I’ve have gotten legal representation from Mike Kelly after I’ve gotten pulled over for no insurance. They pulled me out the car and said they found narcotics in my (Which I did not). So the l police officers detain and arrested me to the police station and took my finger prints, pictures and let me go. I was confused for someone who supposedly gets a felony charge that can get you 4 years in prison “Is what they said to me” but they released me from the precinct without any questions. I called multiple law firms and they was not returning my calls or charging overwhelming prices. Then I called mikes law firm and agreed to take my case before he received any retaining money from me. Mike did his work and got all charges dismissed! I would like to thank Micheal Kelly and also Kelly & Kelly Law Firm for all the help !
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Posted by Devon | December 28, 2022
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A Lawyer That Goes The Extra Mile !
I’ve have gotten legal representation from Mike Kelly after I’ve gotten pulled over for no insurance. They pulled me out the car and said they found narcotics in my (Which I did not). So the l police officers detain and arrested me to the police station and took my finger prints, pictures and let me go. I was confused for someone who supposedly gets a felony charge that can get you 4 years in prison “Is what they said to me” but they released me from the precinct without any questions. I called multiple law firms and they was not returning my calls or charging overwhelming prices. Then I called mikes law firm and agreed to take my case before he received any retaining money from me. Mike did his work and got all charges dismissed and my DNA and DATA destroyed. I would like to thank Mike Kelly and also Kelly & Kelly Law Firm For Getting The Job Done!
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Mike represented me so I could apply to set aside my first and only OWI conviction from several years ago. He was fantastic. He and his team were very thorough, organized, supportive, and most importantly effective. Mike worked with me to gather necessary info and guide me through the process. On the day of the hearing, he was incredible. He provided an excellent and thorough examination of the case, the circumstances, and how my life has changed and how my professional and personal behavior over the years constituted setting aside the conviction. He was well prepared with all paperwork, information, etc and he squashed any and all objections from the prosecution. The judge was left highly impressed with both Mike and I. I was granted the expungement with flying colors thanks to Mike (and his support staff). I highly recommend Mr. Kelly.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2022
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Overall Great Experience
Mike did an excellent job of proactively preparing us for our son's hearings. The court was impressed with how much we had already done. He was flexible with using Zoom calls since we live an hour away too. Overall, a great experience.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2022
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Best Lawyer we could have chosen!
Hello, We want to extend our gratitude to you, Mike Kelly, Marti and your team for guiding us through the legal process. We would have not had the tools to help us with the outcome of today’s disposition without you, which resulted in the dismissal of our son’s felony and misdemeanor charges. Thank you for believing in him and knowing that he was not the one deserving of such severe charges. We highly recommend your services and once again, Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2022
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effective professional!
Mike was great and we are very grateful for a very favorable outcome for our son. Mike utilized effective proactive strategies to communicate many positives about our son to the court. He created the conditions for success and worked very effectively from a distance. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2022
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The best !
Highly professional and knowledgeable attorney. From first consultation with Mike I knew he was a committed, caring, positive and thorough individual. Implemented a excellent plan pretrial that proved beneficial in all aspects of court and personal life. After a day of poor judgement and mistakes, my experience with Mike was a total game changer in life truly opening my eyes . Highly recommend.
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Posted by Andrew | April 18, 2022
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Best lawyer
Very professional, Took the personal time to put me first. Stayed on top of everything throughout The court proceedings and made sure I was well taken care of at all times. If I had questions or needed them they always picked up the phone. I recommend kelly & kelly to everyone. If you want a good and professional attorney that’s gets the job done and done right. reach out and contact this firm. If anything god forbids happens again. They will be my go to. Thank you guys for all the hard work and helping me. I get a second chance at life because of your hard work and your fairness dedication and knowledge of the law
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Posted by Nick | April 6, 2022
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Review of Mike Kelly
From the very start Mike developed a plan for my future day in court. He had me begin the process of getting on the right path within the first visit. He explained what I needed to do to demonstrate that I was serious about doing the next right thing. He had me begin voluntary breathalyzer testing and meet with a substance abuse therapist to figure out why I had this issue. He also suggested several recovery program meetings in my area allowing for discussion with people with similar situations. All of this held weight with the Judge and my Parole officer because they could see the steps I was already taking before I even had my day in court. Mike and his office were very helpful in guiding me through this process, always answering my texts and emails within 24 hours. Mike also met with the assistant DA from the secretary of state and he allowed me to have a restricted drivers license while on probation. Once I completed more than half of my probation Mike assisted me with receiving an early discharge from probation. The Judge commented of how well Mike handles his clients cases and prepares them for a successful outcome. I really appreciate all that Mike and his office has done for me and my family!
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Posted by John | March 8, 2022
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Made an intimidating process easy
My experience was great. I was very overwhelmed looking into my drivers license restoration. It turns out all I had to do was pick up the phone and call Kelly & Kelly Law. From day one Mike and Marti helped relieve that stress and made the entire process much easier. I highly recommend the service they provide
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2021
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OUTSTANDING!
Mike is a true professional. He handled my case and walked me through the entire process from start to finish with success. I can’t say enough good things. I would definitely hire Mike again. I will add his rates were more than reasonable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2021
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I couldn't have gotten through this without Mike!
From the very start Mike was professional, and ready to hit the ground running! It was so beneficial to start being proactive per his reccomendation. My charge got knocked down even which I was so surprised! But Mike is just that good. If you need an attorney, call Mike! It was the best decision I ever made. He has helped me so much through every step of the way. He explains things in a way you can understand, and calms all fears you may have regarding court. I strongly recommend him and will reccomend him to anyone who needs an attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2021
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Case Dismissed!
I hired Mike to help me out with a misdemeanor charge for driving with a suspended license. Mike worked the case amazingly. He knew all the details surrounding my matter. On the date of our pre trial the prosecutor offered a plea down to a lower misdemeanor without even reviewing our case. Mike advocated for me, since he knew all the details of the case, and was able to not only negotiate to have the misdemeanor withdrawn, but was able to get the entire case dismissed with no additional costs or fees. 10/10 I would hire again if I ever needed a criminal attorney and/or recommend Mike for any criminal matters!
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Posted by Dan | April 27, 2021
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I could not have asked for a better outcome
Mr. Kelly was with me all the way, I did what he said I should do, and things could not have turned out better. Thanks Mike.
Posted by Nick | March 4, 2021
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Full License Reinstatement
I was referred by someone to contact Mike in regards to applying for my full license reinstatement as a result of my 2nd DUI conviction. I can honestly say contacting Mike was the best decision I could have made because I truly don’t believe any other attorney could have prepared me better than he did. Not only did he provide me with every tool possible in preparing for my hearing, but his professional demeanor during my hearing helped ease my nerves knowing I had him on my side guiding me through it all. If anyone is going through a license reinstatement hearing look no further because Mike is the best there is!
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Posted by Jeanette | March 3, 2021
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Passion for his job.
Mike Kelly, in the criminal District Count, negotiated a release from jail for my grandson to get him to an outside source for mental health assistance. Mike’s passion for the job astounded me when he told the judge “If I need to drive him myself to the shelter, I will do it.”
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2021
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More than an Attorney
I was speeding in a very dangerous manner and had a BAC of 0.12. I thought it was all over. When I first got in contact with Mike, I knew he had my back. He developed a successful plan that not only reduced charges, but turned my life around. The effort that Mike put into my case caught the court system in my area by surprise. They had never seen a lawyer and a client take such progressive action. Mike still contacts me every once in a while to see how I'm doing. Mike treated me, and still treats me as a friend, rather than a regular client. Don't even hesitate. Call Mike.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kelly & Kelly, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Public Defender/Student-Attorney
  • 35th District Court
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Kelly & Kelly, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2013

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City of Westland v. Benjamin
  • NOT GUILTY

Associations

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
  • Criminal Law Advisory Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Marijuana Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Irish American Club
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Kiwanis
  • Charter Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Trial College Graduate
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2013
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Washtenaw County CHADD
  • What You and Your Teen Need to Know About The Law and Juvenile Justice
  • 2015
  • Michigan State University College of Social Science
  • Commencement Address
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (10)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike going on the better part of a decade now. Mike is an honest, ethical and diligent counselor and advocate. I have seen the results he gets for his clients, which are nothing short of spectacular. Mike is a great lawyer in the community and the defense bar is lucky to have him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Personally worked with this attorney on many matters and all I can say is that he is a pleasure to work with and will fight to the teeth for every one of his clients. Highly recommended!"
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an exceptional attorney with a broad knowledge base in criminal law. He is tenacious, professional and effective. I enthusiastically endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kelly is a passionate and hardworking attorney in the community. I met Michael during trial college and was able to see his incredible litigating abilities. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike Kelly always puts his clients first, and is a true advocate inside and outside the courtroom. He's a fearless trial attorney who is not afraid to try a case. I witnessed first-hand Mike's ability to win a very difficult DUI case in Wayne County where the odds were stacked against his client, but he achieved a not-guilty verdict, because of his hard work and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kelly is a knowledgeable, ethical and aggressive attorney that always fights for the best interest of his clients. If you have a criminal case or a family law issue, and want an attorney that will standup for you, then look not further, call Mike now!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an up and comer. He has been around lawyers his entire life. He eats and breathes this the law day in and day out. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Northville DUI and DWI Lawyer Michael B. Kelly
Michael B. Kelly
DUI and DWI Attorney
Northville, MI
Licensed for 10 years