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Ryan M. Kelly

Family Attorney at Northville, MI

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 15 years
    Arizona - AZ 14 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2008
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2009
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Ryan

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Practice area

My practice is devoted to assisting individuals in high conflict family law situations.  I focus on divorce and related matters which include custody, paternity, child support, parenting time, enforcement and modifications of Judgments.  I also routinely handle step-parent adoptions and guardianship matters, including grandparents rights and third party custody matters.  I routinely represent professionals, doctors, business owners, or their spouses, and individuals with complex or unique circumstances.  


My background and unique experience as a criminal defense attorney is relied upon when criminal matters intersect with family law issues.  

 I received my undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating cum laude. While at UDM, Ryan was actively involved in national Moot Court competitions. A recipient of the Dean's Honor Society and Murray Feldman Scholarships, I earned the highest grade in her class in Family Law, Civil Procedure, Federal Income Taxation and Civil Law.

 I have been named a Michigan Super Lawyers - Rising Star on 7 occasions and a D Business Top Lawyer in family law in 2014.


I am a past President of the Oakland County Women's Bar Association and continue to actively dedicate my time to this organization, currently serving as Secretary of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.  I sit on the ICLE family law advisory board and have presented on ICLE regarding pre-nuptial agreements, order entry, practice in Wayne County and family law practice management.


Ryan M. Kelly
422 E Main St
Northville, MI, 48167

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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Ryan knows her business, and she knows it well
Hired Ryan as a replacement attorney in the middle of a high conflict situation. Ryan got up to speed quickly and handled the case expertly. Most importantly, she understood the personality type involved in the case, and navigated the situation correctly while having insight on the possible outcomes of each step. Ryan gained more traction in a matter of months than previous counsel could accomplish over several years, and she focused on the best interest of the children every step of the way. Ryan was very upfront that my goals with the case were not going to be easy to accomplish, and yet, she accomplished them. We can't thank her enough for the outstanding work and representation Ryan provided.
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Posted by Sara | March 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Greatest of All Time
Ryan is the Tom Brady of divorce attorney's. She handled my divorce and ongoing custody case as if it is her own. She has consistently advocated for me and has been a listening ear and professional confidant at the toughest time in my life. Hiring Ryan made the fight easier. She has a balanced and fair approach, she is always there when needed and she has made strong professional connections that are helpful when trying to navigate the court system. Hiring Ryan will be the best decision you ever make. She helped me restart my life on the right foot and will do the same for you.
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Posted by S.L.G. | May 21, 2014
Dedicated and professional
Ms. Kelly handled my 2010 divorce professionally and like she truly cared. I have recommended her to many people and will continue to do so. I would trust Ms. Kelly with any additional legal matters I may have in the future.
Posted by Matthew | April 6, 2014
Best Lawyer Ever
Ryan is an amazing lawyer! I hired her about a year ago when my ex was threatening to take my daughter away. As a father, I was afraid of what rights I might not have, and was also very nervous about the whole situation as I have never sought legal advice before. I knew I had Ryan’s full support from day one, she made the whole situation so much easier, she took care of everything, and made me feel very at ease. She ended up helping me keep my daughter, and I will always be thankful to Ryan for that.
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Posted by Tim | March 22, 2014
An excellent, professional, and knowledgeable attorney
Ryan, is a fantastic attorney. Very knowledgeable, approachable, empathetic and a good way. She kept me informed and gave insightful recommendations on strategies and tactics to resolve my legal situation. I would use her in a second if required. I have recommended her to two other close friends and they were very happy with Ryan's professionalism, service, and expertise.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kelly & Kelly, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present


  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)
  • N/A
  • Women's Bar Association, Oakland County
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • ICLE
  • Family Law Advisory Board
  • N/A
  • ICLE
  • Young Lawyer Advisory Board
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer - Family Law
  • Crain's Detroit Business
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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  • 101 Practice Series: Breaking Down the Basics (ABA)
  • Wrapping Up the Divorce Case
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • ICLE Annual Family Law Institute
  • Ex Parte and Temporary Orders
  • 2015
  • ICLE Annual Family Law Insitute
  • Hot Practice Tips - Wayne County
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Ryan
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ryan is a excellent attorney, with a deep knowledge of family law and strong litigation skills. When working as an opposing attorney, she was professional and courteous while advocating firmly for her client's interests."
Family Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney in the community, I routinely refer my friends and clients to Ryan. They are always thoroughly impressed with her tenacity in the courtroom and professionalism. I couldn't endorse a better attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer.Ryan Kelly is a tough, no nonsense attorney. Clients appreciate her attentiveness to their cases and the ability to explain exactly what is happening during her representation. Judges throughout Michigan have commented to me how impressed they were with Ms. Kelly as an advocate and her knowledge of family law."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan Kelly is a star family law attorney. She's a strong advocate for her clients, and isn't afraid to push the other side to get the result her client deserves. She achieves outstanding results for clients on a regular basis, and is highly respected by her fellow attorneys and judges around Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and other surrounding counties. Ryan gets the job done. I endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Keep an eye out for Ryan, the next time you see her she might be your judge. Over the past 5 years I have witnessed Ryan dominating the family law dockets in several counties and achieving remarkable results for her clients. I highly endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Northville Family Lawyer Ryan M. Kelly
Ryan M. Kelly
Family Attorney
Northville, MI
Licensed for 15 years