Brian J. Kelly

Joined Firm: November, 2004

Became Shareholder: November, 2004

Practice Areas:

Business Law, Corporate Law, Contracts and Leases, Elder Law,

Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probates, Real Property, 

Forestry, Taxation, Trusts and Estates, Arbitration and Mediation


South Dakota, 1976

Washington, 1977

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1983

U.S. Tax Court, 1983


Certified Public Accountant, South Dakota, 1976 to 1978

Certified Public Accountant, Washington, 1978 to Present

Member: Lewis County Bar Association, Past President

Washington State Bar Association

American Bar Association, Fellow of American Bar Foundation

State of South Dakota Bar Association

Washington Society and American Institute of CPAs, 1978 to Present

South Puget Sound Estate Planning Council, Past President, 2001-2002

Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors,

Third District, 2010 to 2014; Treasurer, 2013 to 2014;

Strategic Planning Committee, 2012

Civic Activities:

Chehalis Rotary, 1979 to 2016 (Past President)

Claquato Cemetery Association, Board of Directors, 1996 to Present

Pope John Paul II High School, Board of Directors, 2010 to 2012

Southwest Washington (Football) Officials’ Association, 1994 to Present

Pacific NW Chamber Orchestra, 1994 to Present

Lewis County Bar Legal Aid (Former President and Board Member)

Lewis County Crime Stoppers (Former Board Member)

Lewis County Red Cross (Former Treasurer and Board Member)

Lewis County Mental Health (Former President and Board Member)

University of Livingstonia (Former Board Member)


University of South Dakota (B.S., Accounting, 1972)

University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D., 1976)