Brett Douglas Kelley

Brett Douglas Kelley

Minneapolis, Minnesota
(612) 200-2866
(612) 371-0574

Brett's main practice areas include complex civil litigation, appellate law, and criminal defense. Before joining the firm, Brett served as a law clerk to the Honorable Regina M. Chu at Hennepin County District Court, and an extern to the Honorable Susan Richard Nelson at the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Brett also clerked for the Hennepin County Attorney's Office during law school. Prior to law school, Brett was an Infantry Officer in the United States Army.

Minnesota Lawyer selected Brett as a 2017 Attorney of the Year.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2018


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2015
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
    • B.A. - 2007
  • New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico
    • A.A. - 2004

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer

Past Employment Positions

  • Hennepin County District Court, 2015 - 2017
  • Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 2013 - 2015
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2013
  • United States Army, 2004 - 2012


  • English