Dennis Pearce Kelly is a native of Michigan, where he was raised and educated. He attended Kalamazoo College (majoring in Zoology) and the University of Michigan Law School, receiving his Juris Doctorate degree in 1968.
Dennis then served then four years as an officer in the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps. His active duty included service as prosecutor, defense lawyer, and ultimately as a Military Judge for Courts-Martial.
A Golden State resident for many years, Dennis' first law office was in San Marcos, California. He now maintains his offices at Lake San Marcos.
His children are grown. He and Elizabeth boast of hobbies as diverse as bird watching and ballroom dancing. They are very active in their Church (being Anglicans), where Dennis is an ordained Anglican Priest.
Attorney Kelly has developed a reputation for his expertise in the areas of Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning. He has spoken frequently at public meetings on these subjects.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|MI||Not authorized to practice-Administrative||1968||08/04/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Award of Merit||Bar Association of Northern San Diego County||1985|
|Freedom Award Citation||Nation Association for the Advancement of Colored People||1973|
|Navy Commendation Medal||U. S. Navy||1971|
|Instructor||Palomar College||1973 - 1974|
|Deputy Judge Advocate||U. S. Navy||1969 - 1972|
|Legal Document Translator||Berlitz School of Languages||1968 - 1969|
|N/A||Michigan Civil Rights Commission||1968 - 1969|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Christian Legal Society||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Bar Association of North San Diego County||Member||1985 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Active Member||1972 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Inactive Member||1968 - Present|
|Bar Association of North San Diego County, Elder Law Section||Member||1993 - 1997|
|Lawyer Referral Service of the North San Diego County Bar Association||Board of Directors||1990 - 1997|
|Bar Association of North San Diego County, Arbitration Committee||Chairman||1982 - 1985|
|Escondido Magazine||Be Prepared in Case of Injury or Death||1986|
|The Meadows Messenger||What if One of us Gets Sick||1986|
|Agriculture Magazine||Where There's a Will (&Testament) There's a Way||1981|
|Univ of Michigan Law Sch||N/A||law||N/A|