Michael Kelly

Michael is a transactional attorney who works primarily out of the firm’s Tacoma office.  He practices municipal, real estate, and business law with a focus on issues surrounding governance and complex transactions. He works regularly with special purpose districts, housing authorities, developers, and businesses on matters ranging from real estate leasing and sales, complex title issues affecting real property, corporate or municipal governance, and condemnation proceedings.

Michael is a regular presenter at local small business incubators and enjoys teaching various professional groups, to include fellow attorneys.

Prior to attending school and becoming an attorney, Michael served over seven years in the U.S. Army as an enlisted soldier. In his free time, Michael enjoys exploring Washington State with his wife Rebecca and their dogs Luna and Floyd.

Admitted to Practice In:

  • Washington State

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., cum laude 2016

    — Gonzaga Journal of International Law | Managing Editor 2015-2016

  • University of Washington Tacoma, B.A. in Business Administration 2013

Awards and Honors:

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Washington Rising Stars List 2019

Professional Affiliations:

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Thurston County Bar Association

  • Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

  • Tacoma -Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Community Connections:

  • Gonzaga University School of Law Alumni Association

  • University of Washington Alumni Association

  • Pierce County Search & Rescue 4x4 Unit

  • Washington Department of Ecology

  • Northwest Harvest