J.D., 1975, Creighton University School of Law, Ohmaha, Nebraska
B.A., 1971, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Awards & Honors
Recipient, Chicago Tribune Award
Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer, 2007
Patrick J. Kelly is President at Kelly & Lemmons. He has practiced law for over 30 years. Mr. Kelly obtained his juris doctor degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1975. Mr. Kelly attended National University of Ireland, with honors, and graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971. Mr. Kelly is licensed to practice before all Minnesota and Wisconsin courts, Federal District Courts in both states, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
From 1986 through present, Mr. Kelly has devoted approximately 60% of his work to municipal law. Mr. Kelly’s current representation of municipal entities includes Gem Lake, Little Canada, North Oaks and Taylors Falls, in addition to the Townships of White Bear and Eureka.
Mr. Kelly is aware of the importance of well balanced, orderly, affordable and high quality attractive community development. Mr. Kelly, through his prior and current clients, has extensive experience in land use planning, property development, eminent domain issues, condemnation issues and acquiring properties for community projects such as parks, community centers, and public improvements. Mr. Kelly has a strong relationship with financial institutions and recognizes the importance of economic vitality in the community.
Mr Kelly’s general counsel practice has included development of employment policies, employee seminars, labor negotiations, general advisory assistance, civil service commissions, and frequent lectures on ethics, sexual harassment and discrimination.
Mr. Kelly has served as Assistant Corporate Counsel and Prosecutor to the City of New Brighton, Assistant Prosecutor to the City of White Bear Lake, and he was the City Attorney for the City of Maplewood for over 30 years. In addition, he was Special Counsel to the City of Osseo on eminent domain matters, and was Special Counsel to the City of St. Croix Falls in connection with the Chisago Project and Northern States Power’s (Xcel) power line matters.
Wisconsin State Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
U.S. Federal Courts
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