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Walter Francis Kelly

Walter Francis Kelly, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1968, Wisconsin 1970, Arizona 1980, United States District Court Rhode Island (law clerk), Providence 1970. Named National Moot Court Champion, 1967, Best Civil Rights Lawyer Wisconsin Milwaukee magazine, 1985, Volunteer Lawyer of Year American Civil Liberties Union Wisconsin, 1989; recipient Private Practitioner of Year Public Interest award, 1977.

Background

  • Kelly, Walter Francis was born on August 3, 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Walter Francis and Alice Mary (Hatch) Kelly.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in History with honors, Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1965. Juris Doctor, Boston College, 1968.

    Career

    • Associate Foley & Lardner, Milwaukee, 1970—1971. Executive director Wisconsin Council Criminal Justice, Madison, 1971—1973. Partner Previant Goldberg & Uelmen, Milwaukee, 1973—1979, Sutton & Kelly, Milwaukee, since 1980.

      Lecturer employment and civil rights.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts 1968, Wisconsin 1970, Arizona 1980, United States District Court Rhode Island (law clerk), Providence 1970.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member of Order Coif, American Civil Liberties Union (Wisconsin chapter), Massachusetts Bar Association, Arizona Bar Association, Wisconsin Bar Association, Center Public Republican.

    Connections

    • Married Constance Lynch, August 27, 1966 (divorced 1973). 1 child Colin Michael. Married Sandra Jean Hays, April 19, 1980.

      1 child Katharine Elizabeth Hays.
    • father: Walter Francis Kelly
    • mother: Alice Mary (Hatch) Kelly
    • spouses: Constance Lynch
    • Sandra Jean Hays
    • children: Colin Michael Kelly
    • Katharine Elizabeth Hays Kelly
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    Born August 3, 1943
    (age 74)
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