Kelly serves as Associate Counsel.
After many years as a partner with a regional law firm in Vancouver practicing insolvency law and commercial litigation, he followed his interests in people, property and problem solving to Kuhn LLP and expanded his practice to include family law with an emphasis on property and financial issues.
Kelly likes to write. In addition to numerous conference papers on property, insolvency, and mediation topics, he has authored two books published by Lexis Nexis. The first was entitled Asset Protection and a later expanded second edition Asset & Wealth Protection.
Kelly also likes to bring order to disorder and find solutions. The litigation tool box of a legal craftsman contains a number of tools available for use dependent on the task. Proactive counsel and advice, integrative (rather than simply competitive) negotiation, facilitated mediation and effective advocacy at trial are all means to bring an end to legal problems. In addition to experience as litigation counsel and retaining mediators and arbitrators where appropriate, Kelly has been appointed to serve as a civil mediator and arbitrator himself and has also served as a family mediator. He is a former adjunct professor in dispute resolution at UBC Law School.
Kelly is married to Kathy (who is also a family lawyer). They enjoy people and places. This includes active engagement with family (children and grandchildren among others) along with community service and travel.
University of British Columbia (LL.B.)
University of British Columbia, (B.A.)
Law Society of British Columbia
Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
Canadian Corporate Counsel Association