As a JAG officer in the USAF, prior to joining Borton Petrini, LLP, Kelley served both as a prosecuting and defense attorney, handling various cases, obtaining favorable verdicts on behalf of his clients. He was a partner with LaFollette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler, Silberberg & Ames in San Francisco and gained extensive experience in preparation and trial of civil defense litigation, including automobile, products liability, toxic torts, construction, professional liability (architect, engineer, legal and medical), construction accidents and premises liability, and the defense of security guards.
Kelley's legal expertise at Borton Petrini, LLP is primarily focused on insurance law, health care law, premises liability, product liability, and construction law. Within the area of health care, he has represented rehabilitation hospitals and facilities through sundry insurance carriers. He has handled construction defect cases and disputes between neighbors involving encroachments, adverse possession, trespass and easements.
As a former mayor and council member of the Town of Ross for eight years, California, Kelley has gained vast experience in public entity cases and land use planning during his tenure. He was elected as President of the Marin County Council of Mayors and Council Members in 1995.
Kelley finds that membership in professional organizations keeps him abreast of the constant changes in the legal world. He is a member of the Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California and Nevada, and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. He has served as an arbitrator, mediator, and Judge Pro-Tem for the San Francisco Superior Court, as a contract advisor for the National Football League Players Association, and currently sits on the governing board of the Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital. He was the Vice-President of Membership for the Marin Golden Gate Barbershop Chorus and Quartet and on the Board of Directors for MBC&Q groups.
Kelley is married to Mary Robinson Reid, and they have three sons.
Business and Professional Associations:
•Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California and Nevada, Member
•Crawford & Company, Adjuster, Summers of 1965 and 1966
•Defense Research Institute, Member
•Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Member
•Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital, Governing Board, 1997-Present
•National Football League Players Association, Contract Advisor, 1990-1994
•San Francisco Superior Court, Arbitrator, Mediator and Judge Pro Tem
•Town of Ross, Former Mayor and Council Membe, 1990-1998
•Marin County Bar Association
•Marines' Memorial Association
•Marin Builders Association