Experience
THERE IS A SIMPLE REASON THAT KEVIN M. KELLY IS AMONGST AMERICA'S TOP DEFENSE ATTORNEYS.

Kevin M. Kelly Esq.

Our practice includes Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, Trafficking, Warrants, Domestic Violence, Domestic Battery, Battery, Driving Under the Influence, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Wills.

EDUCATION

Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Maryland, 1973, Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude)
New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978, Doctor of Jurisprudence

MILITARY

United States Army, Military Intelligence 1966-1977, Captain

TRAINING SCHOOLS

Army Security Agency; Area Intelligence Officer's Course; Military Intelligence Advance
Course; Defense Language Institute (Vietnamese); Ranger, and Airborne Schools.

TOURS OF DUTY

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand

DECORATIONS

Bronze Star Medal; Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation with "V"
Device; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; and Air Medal

SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES

Daily "black book" briefing of the U.S. Ambassador in Laos and Cambodia involving world wide
political, economic and military unrest. Weekly briefings to the "country team" concerning
military activities in Laos and Cambodia. Co-authored a classified treatis entitled "Future
Intelligence Collection Activities for Laos".

EMPLOYMENT

Personnel Specialist, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1977-1978,
Judicial Law Clerk, Clark County, Eighth Judicial District Court, Department One, 1978-1979
Attorney at Law, Las Vegas, Nevada 1979-Present

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts, 1978
Nevada Supreme Court, 1979
United States District Court, Nevada, 1979
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1981
United States Supreme Court, 1983
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1995
United States District Court, Western District of Texas 2001

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING/SCHOOLS

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Negotiation, 2001
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Advanced Negotiation Workshops, 2001
National College of Advocacy, Stanford University, California 1986
National College of Criminal Defense, El Paso, Texas 1980

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Trial Lawyer Association
Nevada Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Nevada Trial Lawyer Association
Clark County Bar Association
California Defenders Association
American Judicature Society
American Civil Liberties Union
Nevada Attorney's For Criminal Justice
First Amendment Lawyers Association
ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities

TEACHING POSITIONS

Clark County Community College, Las Vegas, Nevada
1979-1981, Real Estate Law Instructor
University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
1978-1979, Business Law Instructor (Substitute)

JUDICIAL POSITIONS

Eighth Judicial District Court, Las Vegas, Nevada
1979-1982; Master, Paternity Proceedings.
Eighth Judicial District Court, Las Vegas, Nevada
1979-1982; Alternate Master, Child Support Proceedings
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
National Conference of Christians and Jews, Las Vegas, Nevada 1987
"Drug Testing: Yes or No.?"
National Conference of Christians and Jews, Las Vegas, Nevada 1989
"Curfew on the Strip: Do Teenagers Have Rights?"
U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Las Vegas, Nevada 2002 "Management Strategies for Dealing with a Diverse Workforce."

ACTIVITIES

Member, Board of Directors, The Problem Gambling Center, 2001-present
Member, Board of Directors, National Conference of Community Justice, 2000-2003
Member, Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada, Committee on Moral Character and Fitness, 1998 - present
Vice Chair, Advisory Committee on Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Citizen Review Board, 1998 - 1999
Chair, Nevada Supreme Court Committee to Implement Recommendations to Eliminate Racial, Economic and Gender Bias in the Justice System, 1998 - 1999
Panel Member, Key Ethical Issues for Criminal Defense Lawyers, Sponsored by the Federal Public Defender, July 12, 1995
Criminal Justice Act District Representative, District of Nevada, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1995 - 1997
Member, United States District Court, District of Nevada
Criminal Justice Act Committee 1994 - present
Chair, Nevada Supreme Court of Nevada Task Force for the Study of Racial and Economic Bias in the Justice System 1993 - 1997
Chair, Membership Committee, Nevada Attorney's for Criminal Justice 1994
Lobbyist, Nevada Legislature
Nevada Attorney's for Criminal Justice 1993
Chair, Legislative Committee, Nevada Attorney's for Criminal Justice 1993
Panel Member, Nevada American Inn of Court (A Criminal Law Ethics Panel) 1993
Member, Board of Directors, Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice 1989 - 1994
Chair, Amicus Curiae Committee, Nevada Attorney's for Criminal Justice 1989-1992
Panel member, National Bicentennial Competition on the Constitution and Bill of Rights 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001
Member of the Criminal Justice Section, American Bar Association 1989, 1990
Panel Judge, Sierra Nevada National Forensic League, 1988
Fee Dispute Committee, Nevada State Bar 1987-1993
Organizing member, Political Action Committee Nevadans for Human Rights 1983-1984

PUBLICATIONS

Nevada Lawyer , January 1998, Task Force Studies Racial and Economic Bias in the Justice System
Nevada Lawyer , January 1998, Status of the Task Force: Agenda for Future Research
Nevada Public Affairs Review , 1996, Racial and Economic Issues in the Justice System: A Nevada Task Force
Nevada Lawyer , January 1993, The 1993 Legislature from a Criminal Defense Attorney's Perspective

Kevin M. Kelly Ltd.
3351 South Highland Drive, Suite 206
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 385-7280
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