Ryan M. Kelly

Top rated Family Law attorney in Northville, Michigan

Kelly & Kelly PC
Ryan M. Kelly
Kelly & Kelly PC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 2008

Education: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2023

Kelly & Kelly PC

422 East Main Street
Northville, MI 48167 Visit website


Ryan M. Kelly, a partner in the firm, focuses her practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody and support issues, paternity, parenting time disputes, and spousal support modifications. In particular she handles high-conflict family law matters for professionals, including matters with difficult personalities, mental health, substance abuse and special needs children. Ms. Kelly is active in several organizations, including serving as a past president for the Women's Bar Association of Oakland County and Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. She is also a member of the Wayne County Family Law Bar Association and Northville’s Main Street League.

Ms. Kelly has been a speaker at ICLE's Family Law Institute on several occasions and in 2012 received a certificate of completion from the Family Law Certificate Program. Topics of her presentations have included Divorce Practice and Procedure, Divorce Checklists, Ex Parte and Interim Orders, Prenuptial Agreements and Vocational Experts.

Her achievements have been noted by "Super Lawyers Magazine" in naming her as a Michigan Rising Star ten times (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) and in 2014, 2019 and 2020 she was named as one of the Top Lawyers in Michigan for the area of family law by "dBusiness" magazine. Ms. Kelly has also been named a Michigan Top Lawyer in family law for 2015, and a Top 10 Under 40 in the area of family law by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

First Admitted: 2008, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.kellykellylaw.com/ryan-m-kelly.html

Representative Clients:
  • I represent a variety of different individuals from many different walks of life.  It is imperative that my client and I can build trust, honesty and confidence in one another for a successful family law representation.   The majority of my clients are professionals families that find themselves in a high conflict situation.  Some of my previous clients include business owners, stay at home moms and dads, physicians, executives/CEOs, retirees, skilled tradesmen and women,  teachers and lawyers.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Northville’s Main Street League, Member
Educational Background:
  • Michigan State University
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Federal Eastern District of Michigan
  • State Bar, Family Law Section, Member
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Former Member of the Family Law Advisory Board and Young Lawyers Advisory Board
  • Women’s Lawyers Association of Michigan, Past President
  • Women's Bar Association of Oakland County Past President
  • State of Arizona
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association, Member
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Featured Speaker, 12th Annual ICLE Family Law Institute
  • Author, "Wrapping Up the Divorce Case," American Bar Association's 101 Practice Series
  • Speaker and Author, Pre-Nuptial Agreements in Divorce, 2017
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Received a Certificate of Completion from the Family Law Certificate Program, co-sponsored by ICLE and the Family Law section of the State Bar, 2012
  • Selected as one of the Top Lawyers in Michigan by Detroit Business Magazine, 2014
  • Recipient of the Dean's Honor Society, UDM
  • Top 10 Under 40 in the area of Family Law by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • National Moot Court competitions, UDM
  • Murray Feldman Scholarships, UDM
  • Named "Michigan Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers Magazine seven times (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • Earned the highest grade in her class in Family Law, Civil Procedure, Federal Income Taxation and Civil Law, UDM
  • Named a Michigan Top Lawyer in Family Law, 2015
Industry Groups:
  • Family Law

Office location for Ryan M. Kelly

422 East Main Street
Northville, MI 48167

Phone: 248-348-0496


1 Year Super Lawyers
13 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2023

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