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J. Michael Kelly, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Family Law, Personal Injury Law. Member of J. Michael Kelly & Associates A Professional Corporation.


Kelly, John Michael was born on August 13, 1939 in Ithaca, New York, United States. Son of John Hennesy and Althea (Tisdel) Kelly.


Bachelor in History, Ithaca College, 1963. Juris Doctor, University Miami, 1968. Postgraduate, University Pennsylvania School Law, 1969.


Worked at J. Michael Kelly & Associates A Professional Corporation (Santa Monica, California) specializing in Family Law, Personal Injury Law. Admitted to the bar, 1968, Florida. 1969, California; 1977, District of Columbia.

Phi Delta Phi (President, 1966-1967). Course Producer and Moderator, Negotiations, Joint Meeting of California State Bar, Child Custody, Support and Division of Property Committees, 1988. Marshal, Ithaca, New York, 1958-1963.

Chairman, California Custody Commission. Chairman, Legal Committee, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles County Superior Family Law Courts.

Family Law Mediator, Santa Monica, Torrance and Los Angeles Central District Superior Courts. Member: Los Angeles County, Santa Monica (Co-Chairman, Family Law Section, 1984-1986) and American (Chairman: Practical Use of Computers Committee, Family Law Section, 1991. Law Practice Economics Committee, Family Law Section, 1992.

Interstate Custody Task Committee, Family Law Section. Executive Member: Economics of Practice Committee. Continuing Education Committee) Bar Associations.

The Florida Bar; State Bar of California (Chairman, Custody and Visitation Committee, 1987-1989). The District of Columbia Bar. California Trial Lawyers Association (Chairman, Family Law Section Membership Committee, 1988).

California Family Law Institute, (Chairman, 1989—). Military: United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1958-1964.


Chairman Los Angeles Hunger Project, since 1978. Director special projects Office of Economic Opportunity Los Angeles County. Mediator family law matters Los Angeles Superior Court, Santa Monica, Torrance & Central district.

Board directors 1st Los Angeles World Hunger Event, 1979. Member of American Bar Association (family law section, chairman practical use computers family law, executive member economics practice committee, continuing education committee, chairman law practice economic committee, chairman for the use of computers committee, executive member legal education committee), Irish American Bar Association (Creator of positive divorce process), Santa Monica Bar Association (co-chairman family law section), Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, State Bar California (chairman, secretary custody & visitation committee), Los Angeles County Bar Association (client relations committee, family law section), California Trial Lawyers (chairman family law section, membership committee), Washington Bar Association, Florida Bar Association.


Married Nancy Harwood Kelly, April 13, 1980.