Shaun Kelley is a former United States Marine Corps Sergeant and a two-tour Iraq War veteran. He served as a helicopter crew chief and machine-gunner during the initial invasion of Iraq and later during the 2004 battle of Fallujah known as Operation Phantom Fury. He has held management positions in the private sector, including as the assistant manager of a “big-box” store that generated over $150,000 per week in revenue. He was also a general contractor before becoming a lawyer. His vast array of knowledge from his varied background gives Mr. Kelley a unique perspective which he uses to assist his clients.
Mr. Kelley joined the firm as a clerk in 2017 and has worked heavily in municipal law since that time. He has experience in drafting ordinances, contracts, policies, and employment manuals. He has rendered advice at council and planning commission meetings for various municipalities. He has been involved in high profile litigation involving the Village of New Haven and the City of Mount Clemens.
Mr. Kelley also works in insurance defense, is knowledgeable in Michigan’s marijuana laws, and does some personal injury and civil rights litigation as well.
Mr. Kelley graduated from Lakeview High School in Saint Clair Shores in 2000. After he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 2005, he attended California State University where he graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Political Science. He graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan University Thomas Cooley Law School in 2014. He interned at Sommers Schwartz, PC. He is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan.