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 McNees Insurance Group. He has represented small to large companies in all manner of commercial disputes, from anti-trust to contract disputes, and cases involving insurance coverage and bad faith. Michael concentrates his practice on cases involving insurance coverage and insurance “bad faith” claims. He regularly handles insurance cases in State and Federal Courts. Michael handles disputes involving the applicability of Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies, directors and officers’ liability,  professional malpractice coverage,  homeowners’ coverage,  automobile coverage, and life, health, and disability coverages. He is a frequent speaker on insurance liability issues to Bar Associations and professional organizations.

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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