A graduate of Howard University School of Law (JD), and Villa Nova University School of Law (LLM-Taxation) Kelly Burchell has been practicing law since 2004 and has appeared before state and federal courts in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Kelly also appears state and federal administrative agencies and oversight boards on behalf of his clients. Kelly previously served as a judicial law clerk with the District of Columbia Superior Court Judges, the Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. and the Honorable Herbert B. Dixon, Jr.
The son of farmers, Kelly grew up on the Burchell family farm in Logan Township, Nebraska were he learned the values of hard work and tenacity.
Kelly shares these values when he represents government contractors in payment disputes, having represented both general and subcontracted vendors over the years. Working with small businesses, Kelly has established legal strategies and negotiated six-figure settlements and a multi-million dollar judgement.
Kelly previously served as General Counsel for numerous Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Labor Committees in the Mid-Atlantic Region, including the United States Capitol Police, the National Institutes of Health Division of Police, the United States Park Police, the Library of Congress Police, and the Government Printing Office (GPO) Police. While representing police unions, Kelly negotiated multiple collective bargaining agreements, arbitrated overtime claims on behalf of the collective bargaining unit, and represented officers in adverse action proceedings. Kelly was also directly involved in handling agency policy negotiations, unfair labor practice claims, as well as collective bargaining unit certification issues.
In his leisure time, Kelly cheers for Nebraska football (Go Big Red!), enjoys hiking on Sugarloaf Mountain and appreciates restorative weekend naps with his children, Kieran and Teagen. The family resides in Annapolis, Maryland with their dog, Sully.