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Thursday, December 12, 2019


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Patrick M. Kelly to Leave Law Practice

Former President of State Bar, LACBA, to Become Mediator


By a MetNews Staff Writer





Patrick M. Kelly, the 2012-13 president of the State Bar of California and 1990-91 president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, will retire from law practice Dec. 31, he told the METNEWS.

In February of next year, he said, he will join an alternate dispute resolution firm as a mediator and arbitrator—which he related has “long been a goal of mine.”

Kelly said his practice at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker LLP “has been winding down for a year or so.”

He joined the firm nearly 40 years ago—in April 1980—serving, from the outset, as western region manager and director of litigation until 2013, when he assumed the role of senior counsel.

The lawyer has held membership on various boards, including the Judicial Council and the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation.

Earlier this year, Kelly received the Shattuck Price Outstanding Lawyer Award, LACBA’s highest honor.

In his youth, he played the guitar, accompanying the Beach Boys (with which he is most readily associated), Jan and Dean, the Carpenters, Captain Beefheart, and The Surfaris.


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