Ryan M. Kelly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Northville, MI

Kelly & Kelly PC
 | 422 East Main Street, Northville, MI 48167
Phone: 248-348-0496
Fax: 248-348-3761
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ryan M. Kelly is a partner at Kelly & Kelly P.C. located in Northville, Michigan. Ms. Kelly devotes her practice to family law, particularly high conflict and complex family issues. She has experience with divorce, child custody, child support and paternity.

Ms. Kelly serves many local communities in the Metro Detroit area and surrounding counties, including Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Washtenaw, Macomb and out of county cases.  Her clients come from a variety of backgrounds in Northville, Novi, Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Brighton, Howell, Westland, Pittsfield Charter Township, Troy, Royal Oak, Rochester, Farmington, Bloomfield Hills and many more areas.

Licensed to practice law since 2008, Ms. Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and attained her law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where she graduated Cum Laude. Along with being licensed in all Michigan and Arizona state courts, she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Active in her local legal community, Ms. Kelly is a member of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s family law advisory board and a previous member of ICLE's Young Lawyer's Advisory Board.  She has spoken at ICLE's Family Law Institute on two occasions and is slated to moderate and present at the 2017 Institute.  Ryan also authored and presented on Pre-Nuptial Agreements for ICLE in February of 2017.

Ms. Kelly is a Past President of the Oakland County Women's Bar Association and is the current Secretary of the Women Lawyer's Association of Michigan.  Ms. Kelly is also actively involved in her community, through the Main Street League and her local community activities.

Honored for her contributions to the Michigan legal community, Ms. Kelly was named a “top lawyer” by dbusiness magazine and has been recognized by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as one of the “top 10 under 40”. She is also dedicated to sharing her wealth of legal knowledge with others. This passion has manifested most recently in an article entitled “Wrapping Up the Divorce Case” which she authored for the American Bar Association’s 101 Practice Series.


Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


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Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2019

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About Ryan Kelly

Admitted: 2008, Michigan

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


  • 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

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federal Eastern District of Michigan
  • State Bar, Family Law Section, Member
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Family Law Advisory Board and Young Lawyers Advisory Board
  • Women’s Lawyers Association of Michigan, Secretary
  • Women's Bar Association of Oakland County Recording Secretary, 2009-2010
  • State of Arizona
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Member
  • Women's Bar Association of Oakland County, President Elect, 2013-2014
  • Women's Bar Association of Oakland County, Treasurer, 2010-2011
  • State of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Women's Bar Association of Oakland County, WLAM Representative, 2012-2013
  • Women's Bar Association of Oakland County, President, 2014-2015
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association, Member
  • Women's Bar Association of Oakland County, Vice President, 2011-2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Northville’s Main Street League, 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

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.

Educational Background:

  • Michigan State University

Industry Groups

  • Family Law
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Office Location for Ryan M. Kelly

422 East Main Street
Northville, MI 48167

Phone: 248-348-0496

Fax: 248-348-3761

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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