Michael R. Kelley

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

Michael is an experienced trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on insurance recovery, transportation issues, and commercial litigation. As chair of the McNees Insurance Litigation and Counseling Group, he is a frequent author and lecturer on insurance and transportation issues. Michael has specific experience in counseling and handling insurance, contract, and transportation disputes for large food growers, packagers, manufacturers, and retailers. Michael has handled specific issues for the Food Industry including insurance coverage issues stemming from an e-coli outbreak in the fresh spinach market; employee theft claims; enforcing distribution agreements with wholesale food distributors; and advising food industry clients regarding food recall endorsements to insurance policies.

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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