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Thank you for visiting the profile of Robert A. Kelly, Attorney at Law — a Bellingham, Washington family law firm committed to providing comprehensive family law services with integrity and sensitivity. Located in downtown Bellingham, Washington, my law practice is devoted exclusively to family law. I am also qualified and experienced in mediation and collaborative law.


If you are experiencing a marriage or relationship breakdown, you need a family law attorney who can handle your divorce or separation issues, such as property division, child support, and parenting plans quickly and efficiently. My practice includes collaborative divorce, which is much less painful to all parties involved.


I am committed to my clients’ unique needs and concerns from start to finish. Because individual concerns and desired outcomes can differ, I offer a variety of tools to effectively resolve family legal matters. My expertise includes mediation services, collaborative law and when necessary, litigation.


I care about the people I assist. It is important to me that my clients feel understood, heard, and respected. I work with my clients to ensure that their case makes sense and ultimately allows them to plan their future with confidence.


I will listen to you, help to assess your needs and goals, and assist you throughout the process. I will keep you fully informed about the progress of your case while presenting you with all the options available at every stage.


Contact my office today if you need to discuss family issues such as legal separation or divorce, property division, child custody or child support. Because I specialize in family law, you can be confident that you will receive the professional services you need.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    9 years
  2. Family: 30%
    9 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    9 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    9 years
  5. Mediation: 10%
    22 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Alan Nelson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked closely with Robert on a number of cases. He is highly ethical and has a terrific work ethic. I appreciate the fact that he really cares about his clients and works very hard for their interests. I have referred clients to Robert. That is the highest form of reference you will ever receive from a fellow attorney.


    David Nelson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeffrey Alan Lustick

    Rob is one heck of a fine lawyer! He is highly professional in every way and extremely knowledgeable. I enjoy working with him whenever I can.


    Jeffrey Lustick DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Year-End Achievement ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2005
Year-End Achievement ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2004
Year-End Achievement ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney & MediatorRobert A. Kelly, Attorney at Law P.S.2008 - Present
MediatorNorthwest Dispute Resolution Group2006 - Present
MediatorWhatcom Dispute Resolution Center1994 - Present
Associate Attorney and MediatorLaw Offices of Karlene K. Weiland2007 - 2008
Legal Intern and MediatorLaw Offices of Karlene K. Weiland2006 - 2007
Legal InternNorthwest Dispute Resolution Group2005 - 2006
Adjunct FacultyWestern Washington University2001 - 2005
PartnerResolution Services, LLC1996 - 2006
Mediation Coordinator/Program DeveloperWhatcom Dispute Resolution Center1994 - 1996
OwnerRob Kelly & Associates, LLC1993 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Whatcom Collaborative Law GroupVice President2009 - Present
Whatcom County Bar AssociationSecretary2009 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Western Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1995
Western Washington UniversityBusiness Administration, Concentration: International BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1986