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About Dave - Minnesota Bankruptcy Attorney


Minnesota Bankruptcpy Lawyer Dave KellyHello, I'm David Kelly. Most people call me Dave. You might say I've been around the block. I've been practicing law for over 40 years. It's work I enjoy. Helping people is satisfying. You'll find that I really care about my clients. In a survey at Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest and most respected lawyer directory in the U.S., I've been rated "av." This is their highest rating. I have a "Superb" rating (9.9 ourt of a possible 10) at AVVO.com. At the time of this writing there are sixteen reviews about me at AVVO.com, all with five star ratings, along with three endorsements from other lawyers.  


As of this writing there are seventeen five star reviews posted at Google Plus, and one review that gives just one star - posted by someone who only spoke with me on the phone.  At frist I didn't like having the bad review there, but then I started to notice that it seemed to help. Apparently having a bad review proves that all the good reviews are real. Google gives me a 4.8 rating out of a possible 5.


It seems that Google Plus removes the reviews after they are a bit old, so I always appreciate fresh reviews there.  Compared to the reviews, I suspect that the specific details of my personal history aren't that interesting. For those who like to know such things, the rest of this page is devoted to some trivia.



B.A., summa cum laude, St. Thomas College, History and Social Studies Education. U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School, Line Officer Program. J.D., University of Minnesota Law School.



Member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and of the Bankruptcy Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Admitted to practice law in Minnesota. Admitted to United States District Court, District of Minnesota. Member of Minnesota State Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Association.  United States Navy veteran.



Worked with my Dad at Kelly's Store, Montrose, MN. Canned corn at Northland Canning Co., Cokato, MN. Graduated St. Mary's High School, Waverly, MN. Former president, No-Name Ski Club. Former Y-Guides tribal chief. Member of Navy Seabee Veterans of America and the CBMU-302 Association. Married. Four children. Four grandchildren. 



Over the years I have attended days and days of classes conducted by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). In coming years I intend to attend more.  So far the topics have included the following:

Case Law Updates

Washington updates

Mortgage industry updates

Chapter 7 v. Chapter 13 debates

Bankruptcy tax issues

Chapter 13 plan calculations

Basic bankruptcy issues

Secured debt issues

Non-nuclear families and other means test oddities

Clients with special problems

U.S. Trustees means test and audits

Means test - income in

Means test - expenses out

Mastering the means test

Traps in the BAPCPA amendments

Secured debt case law

Design of a consumer bankruptcy case

E-Myth Business Economics


Minnesota bankruptcy lawyer office across from RidgedaleKelly Law Office
11900 Wayzata Blvd. #116E
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Phone: 952-544-6356
Fax: 952-525-7924


Across I-394 from Ridgedale. Serving the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul area, with easy access from the western suburbs including Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, St. Michael, Waconia, Medina and Plymouth. Also available by appointment only at 8421 Wayzata Blvd., second floor, St. Louis Park, MN 55426.