Michael R. Kelley

Chair, Insurance Group
Harrisburg, PA
100 Pine Street | Harrisburg, PA 17101
T 717.237.5322
F 717.260.1709

Michael is Chair of the Insurance Group and practices in the Food Industry and Commercial Litigation Groups.

He concentrates his insurance litigation practice on cases involving insurance coverage and insurance "bad faith" claims. Michael handles disputes involving the applicability of Commercial General Liability policies, directors and officers liability, professional malpractice coverage, homeowners' coverage, automobile coverage, worker’s compensation, property and casualty, excess and umbrella, fiduciary responsibility, employment practices, and life, health and disability coverages.


  • Insuring Your Association: What Is Cyber Risk Insurance And Should Your Business Have It?
    Submitted on February, 2013 to PASAE’s Advance! Magazine
  • Insuring Your Dealership: Do I Really Need Garage Liability and Garagekeeper's Insurance?
    Submitted on January, 2013 to PAA for their Winter 2012/2013 magazine
  • Statutory Employee or Independent Contractor? Why Your Business May Be Liable For Negligence Committed Against An Independent Contractor, But Not A Statutory Employee
    Submitted October, 2012 to Business 2 Business Magazine


  • “What’s My Line? Selection of Expert Witnesses,” presented at the ATA Litigation Center’s 2013 Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel
    (July 2012)
  • "Insurance Coverage in the 21st Century," presented to the Dauphin County Bar Association (January 2005);  "Insurance Coverage in the 21st Century," presented to the Financial Executives International, (February 2005); “Hot Topics in Business Insurance Law”, presented to the Dauphin, Cumberland, Centre, and Lancaster Bar Associations (2007); “Practical Insurance Solutions”, presented to the PA Chamber of Business and Industry (November 15, 2007).

Other Areas of Practice

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Law Firm Association (ALFA) Transportation Group, Steering Committee; Insurance Group, Steering Committee; Business Litigation Group
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2006-2015 
  • Wilkinson-Campbell American Inn of Court
  • American Diabetes Association Leadership Board, Tour De Cure Bike Ride; Diabetes Walk
  • Notre Dame Alumni Club of Harrisburg, Board Member & Past President
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  • Lock Haven University, B.A., 1986, magna cum laude
  • Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1990Federal Antitrust Law” Kintner and Bauer, 1989 Cumulative Supplement Contributor

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1990

Court Admissions

  • PA Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit