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Michael J. Kelley


Phone: 801-534-7270
VCard

FIRM:

Shareholder

PRACTICE FOCUS:

Construction Law

EXPERTISE:

Represents developers, national retailers, banks, manufacturers, mining companies, health care providers, media companies, governmental entities, utility companies, non-profit organizations, architects, engineers, contractors and home owners.

Projects include high rise office buildings (including platinum, gold and silver LEED® rated buildings), government office buildings, shopping centers, malls and retail stores, high rise condominium projects, mixed use projects, housing developments, apartment buildings, hotels, movie theaters, Broadway style theaters, restaurants, resort properties, golf courses, amusement parks, inter-active water features, swimming pools, factories and manufacturing facilities, mineral processing facilities and both surface and subsurface mines, water treatment plants, chemical plants, power transmission lines, demolition and hazardous material remediation projects and single family luxury homes.

Represents clients in construction related litigation, both locally and on a national level. 

Expert on Utah's complicated mechanic's lien laws.

EDUCATION:

University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, J.D., 1988

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • William H. Leary Scholar
  • Semi-Finalist Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Competition
  • Staff Member, 1986-1987 and Comment Editor, 1987-1988, Utah Law Review.

Weber State College, Ogden, Utah, B.A., 1984

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Utah State Bar

PERSONAL:

Born, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1961

REPRESENTATIVE CASEWORK:

Western Diversified Services, Inc., v. Hyundai Motor America, Inc., 427 F.3d 1269 (10th Cir. 2005).

Author: "Falwell v. Flynt: An Emerging Threat to Freedom of Speech," Utah Law Review 703, 1987.

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1988, Utah