Dan Kelly

Dan  Kelly
  • Vice Chair
  • Term ends Jan. 1, 2025
  • 426 Auditorium Rd., Room 450
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 353-4647

Dan Kelly is the President and Founder of The Kelly Firm in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  Dan was elected to the Board of Trustees for an eight-year term that began January 1, 2017.  Previously, Dan served six years on the Oakland Community College Board of Trustees as both a Trustee and the Board Chair.  Additionally, Dan served two four-year terms on the Independence Township Board of Trustees, where he also served as a member of the Township's Planning Commission.  Mr. Kelly is a practicing attorney specializing in general municipal, real estate, corporate and labor law.  After 28+ years as an equity partner in a large Troy based law firm where he served on its Board of Directors and Chair of its Municipal Law Department, in 2018 Dan opened The Kelly Firm, PLC, in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  Given his reputation and years of experience representing municipalities, school districts, and various corporate clients, the Kelly Firm has quadrupled in size, with consistent growth each year since its founding.  Dan is frequently asked to speak on topics of risk managment and governmental liability.  He is a court-appointed mediator and is certified in risk management and risk management for public entities by the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (AICPCU).  Dan resides in Clarkston, Michigan with his wife of 30+ years, Kathleen, both of whom are proud parents of four recent MSU graduates.