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J. Kelly Carley - Detroit, MI

Penobscot Building645 Griswold StreetSuite 4200 Detroit, MI 48226- 4210

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Updated: 06/06/2022

Detroit Maritime Accidents Lawyer


"I find being a trial attorney both challenging and satisfying. Most individuals feel they have little chance of success in a lawsuit against a large hospital or corporation, but through education, experience, and skill the trial attorney can level that playing field. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than to see the look on a client's face when they realize they have prevailed." J. Kelly Carley

J. Kelly Carley is a senior trial attorney at McKeen & Associates...

About J. Kelly Carley

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Litigation Attorney

Year Joined Firm

  • 2013

Practice Areas

  • Maritime Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Podiatric Malpractice


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1987

Past Positions

  • Schureman, Frakes, Glass & Wulfmeier, 1986 - 1992
  • Ferriby & Houston, 1993
  • Law Office J. Kelly Carley, 1994 - 1998
  • Jaques Admiralty Law Firm, 1998 - 2013


  • Detroit College of Law (Michigan State University), Detroit, Michigan
    Honors: Moot Court (1985-1986)
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982
    Honors: Dean's List

Office Information


Penobscot Building645 Griswold StreetSuite 4200 Detroit, MI 48226- 4210


  • 313-961-5985


Other Sources of Feedback About J. Kelly Carley

Included on the 2023 Michigan list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list

View the profile for J. Kelly Carley on Super Lawyers


  • American Bar Association Moot Court Competition, 1985
  • American Jurisprudence Award Study of Equity, 1985
  • Coach National Moot Court Team, 1986
  • Moot Court Scholarship Recipient, 1986
  • Director Moot Court Executive Board, 1986
  • Michigan Association for Justice Pacesetter, 2007

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