Attorneys

MICHAEL E. KELLY

Michael E. Kelly has been an attorney since 1980.  He has tried more than 50 jury trials; has served as a Municipal Prosecutor and as a Federal Defense Attorney.   He currently serves as the City Attorney and City Prosecutor for Tonganoxie. Michael graduated in May 1980 with a Juris Doctorate Degree from Washburn University School of Law and in May 1976 with a BA Degree in Chemistry from the University of Kansas.  He also completed one year in the K.U. MBA program.

Michael has been a member of the Kansas Bar and the Federal Bar for the District of Kansas since September 1980.   He has been in private practice since 1982, handling both civil and criminal cases, litigation, probate, contract, business, wills and trusts.   His practice now focuses primarily on municipal law, probate, contract, business formation, wills, trusts and estate planning.

Michael is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Leavenworth County Bar Association, and the City Attorneys Association of Kansas.

KEYTA D. KELLY

Keyta D. Kelly has been an attorney since 1982.  She was the Leavenworth County Counselor at Large from 1992 through 2009.  She has argued before the Kansas Supreme Court and has represented counties before the Kansas Court of Tax Appeals. Her practice now focuses on representing Kansas Counties in property tax matters and on representing individual clients in probate, contract, business formation, wills, trusts and estate planning matters.

Keyta graduated in May 1982 from Washburn University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree and in May 1979 from Washburn University with a B.A. in Foreign Language.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors.  She has taken numerous appraisal courses through the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and the Kansas Department of Revenue Property Valuation Division and passed the Grant Writing Institute in 2006.

Keyta has been a member of the Kansas Bar and the Federal Bar for the District of Kansas since September 1982.

Keyta taught a course for Docking Institute of Public Affairs on Legal Issues for County Treasurers in 2006 and a course on Property Taxation Issues to the Kansas County Treasurers’ Association in February 2013..  She is a member of the Leavenworth County Bar Association and the Kansas Bar Association.