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About me

My primary goal in the practice of law is to help clients find solutions to address their business or personal requirements in a timely and cost-effective manner.  I strive to provide prompt and responsive client communication, and work with clients in a flexible manner to help them achieve their goals.  


I represent clients in connection with a wide range of matters in Flagstaff and other municipalities in Northern Arizona, including zoning, land use, governmental permitting, governmental and commercial contracts, among other issues.


My legal experience includes eight years of private practice in a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts in litigation and transactional work for corporate and private clients; two years as in-house counsel for an international computer company in Massachusetts and Switzerland; fifteen years of practice as a municipal attorney in Boston and in Flagstaff, Arizona; and nineteen years on the roster of the Coconino County Superior Court as a mediator for matters in litigation or in pre-litigation status. I was also the vice president of a closely held corporation for more than nine years, managing the financial and administrative affairs of the corporation, which has given me valuable insights into the issues which my business clients face.




Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 30%
    26 years
  2. Business: 20%
    19 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    38 years
  4. Administrative Law: 20%
    17 years
  5. Mediation: 10%
    21 years


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Patricia J Boomsma

    Dana Kjellgren is a smart, hard-working, and ethical attorney, and I am proud to endorse her. Dana worked for me at the City of Flagstaff's City Attorney's Office during the six years I was the City's Attorney. She was invaluable in providing her insight and skill to a variety of projects and areas of municipal law, including affordable housing, land use, zoning, contracts, open meeting law, elections, and pretty much any area of municipal law. Her ethical standards are very high, and she kept all of us focused on the big picture context of the individual legal issues we addressed. She was particularly helpful to me in the areas of a technology-based law practice and in providing historical context to issues in Flagstaff of which I was unaware. She was often the voice of reason in some highly charged situations.


    Patricia Boomsma Land use and zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • James S Gibson

    I've worked with Dana on multiple real estate projects in the Flagstaff area. She is a pleasure to work with, and her local expertise on land use and zoning matters is a huge asset.


    James Gibson Commercial real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Kjellgren& Speed, PLC

408 N. Kendrick
Suite 2b-1
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001


AZActive 199703/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
B.A. Comparative Literature Summa Cum LaudeSchiller College, Paris1973
Award for Outstanding Achievement in French LiteratureSchiller College, Paris1973
Award for Outstanding Achievement in German LiteratureSchiller College, Heidelberg1972
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKjellgren & Speed, PLC2014 - Present
AttorneyShorall McGoldrick Brinkmann, Flagstaff, AZ2012 - 2014
Deputy City AttorneyCity of Flagstaff1998 - 2012
Vice PresidentAudio/Visual Design, Inc., Maryland and Arizona1988 - 1998
Counsel for Europe, Middle East & AfricaTelex World Trade, S.A., Neuchatel, Switzerland1987 - 1988
Staff Attorney, International Counsel's OfficeTelex Computer Products, Inc., Norwood, MA1986 - 1987
AttorneyCargill, Masterman & Culbert, Boston1979 - 1986
Assistant Corporation CounselCity of Boston1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Coconino County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1997 - Present
Coconino County Bar AssociationPresident2008 - 2008
Coconino County Bar AssociationVice President2007 - 2007
Coconino County Bar AssociationTreasurer2006 - 2006
Coconino County Bar AssociationSecretary2005 - 2005
Northland Preparatory AcademyFormer Board of Directors2001 - 2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Schiller College, Heidelberg & ParisComparative LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Goethe InstitutGerman, intensive language studiesGrundstufe & Mittelstufe certifications1971
Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris I)FrenchDiplome de Langue et de Civilisation Francaises1970
Occidental CollegeDiplomacy & World AffairsN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly meeting - April 2015Legal considerations in forming a business and choosing a business entity2015
Leadership AcademyStress Management2015
Leadership AcademyConflict Management2015