Trustee Dan Kelly

  • 426 Auditorium Rd., Room 450
  • Michigan State University
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-353-4647 – Office

Dan Kelly 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 was elected to 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 and member of the Board of Directors of the Troy-based law firm of Giarmarco, Mullins, and Horton, PC, where he serves as chair of the firm’s municipal department. With more than 25 years of litigation experience on behalf of municipalities, school districts, and various corporate clients, Dan is frequently asked to speak on the topics of risk management 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. Dan earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and completed Michigan State University’s fellowship in Political Leadership. He resides in Clarkston, Michigan with his wife, Kathleen, and their four children.