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Michael John Kelly

Criminal defense Attorney at Des Moines, WA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2022

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22030 7th Ave S #202
Des Moines, WA, 98198

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Posted by Molly | January 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I've used Mike Kelly professionally for approx. 10+ years for a variety of legal matters. I initially found him based on a recommendation from another trusted attorney who lives out of the area. Mike has always been quick to respond to questions, very informative, and extremely reasonable with pricing. He is someone who I can trust for legal advice, and I am thankful that I found his services. I highly encourage anyone to reach out to Mike if they are looking for a reputable, professional and detail-oriented attorney. He will not disappoint!
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, trustworthy lawyer!
Mike handled my very sensitive case with a past employer. This was emotional for me and I always felt save in Mike's hand. He was tenacious with the case and fought relentlessly for me. I've referred my family member to him having complete confidence in his abilities and sucess. I highly recommend Mike and feel lucky that a friend of mine referred him to me!
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2015
Superb help for a tricky employee termination case 2014-2015
Mike Kelly handled a very tricky case involving an ex- employee. He was extremely attentive and thorough in his investigation of the case. He gave excellent advice on how we should approach the case, helped us organize all our evidence and thoroughly reviewed the documents. He was understanding, compassionate, yet very clear moving forward on how we can be even more proactive on dealing with employee grievances. This was the most positive experience I have ever had working with a Lawyer. Thank you Mike Kelly :)
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2007
Excellent Results and Customer Service
Michael Kelly is an excellent attorney. I found him easy to work with, responsive and friendly. He took time to understand my case and to get to know me as a person. I felt that he personally cared about my case and he was always quick to respond to my questions and concerns. I always knew the decisions were mine to make and felt confident that I had all of the information. I am more than satisfied with the results of my situation. Mike worked hard to resolve the issue and then continued on after he was paid in full to maximize my settlement.
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AVVO RATING 6.1 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Reprimand issued in WA, 2022
updated on 12/02/2022

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Partner/Attorney
  • Gehrke, Baker, Doull & Kelly, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate
  • Littler Mendelson
  • 2001 - 2002

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2001
  • University of Washington
  • M.A.
  • 1998
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • B.A.
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Serious criminal charges dismissed
  • Complete dismissal of all charges.
  • State v. Clinkenbeard
  • Acquittals at trial, reversal and dismissal of one remaining conviction on appeal.

Associations

  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • South King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Ducks Unlimited - Ballard, WA Chapter
  • Leadership Committee Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Law Update in Washington
  • Wage and Hour Law Update
  • 2007
  • Employment Law Update
  • Wage and Hour Update
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is an exceptional advocate, who brings intensity and reason to each matter he handles. Mike also makes himself uniquely available to his clients. I had the good fortune to work with and for Mike on a number of matters in my last job. His is a formidable example to follow."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Kelly is an exceptionally talented attorney. I give him my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an experienced litigator who is known to have success in even the toughest of cases. I strongly endorse Mike's work and will continue to refer clients needing assistance with criminal defense to him and his firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred my clients to Michael and they all have enjoyed working with Michael."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mike is a fantastic attorney. I am confident sending him the toughest, most complicated cases, and I know that if I am ever in a pickle, I'm giving Mike a call."
Civil rights Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mike works hard for his clients, and is exceptionally knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike exemplifies what it means to be a zealous advocate for a client. Mike is tireless and unrelenting in his pursuit of justice for his clients. I am proud to endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work with the highest recommendation. He is conscientious, aggressive, and yet still sensitive to the client's needs. Mike Kelly will fight for you at all levels, whether pre-trial, mediation, negotiations, or at trial, to get the best results for the client!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mike is a very aggresive lawyer who will strongly advocate for you."
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Des Moines Criminal defense Lawyer Michael John Kelly
Michael John Kelly
Criminal defense Attorney
Des Moines, WA
Licensed for 22 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details