Michael C. Kelley, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office, was recently appointed Chair and Co-Chair of two Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) committees, the Construction Law Committee and the Judicial Relations Committee, respectively.
As acting Chair of the OCBA’s Construction Law Committee, Michael will help to further the mission of the committee, which is dedicated to enhancing the legal representation of property owners; architects; engineers; contractors; subcontractors and other individuals involved in the construction industry.
Michael, who previously served as a board member of the Judicial Relations Committee from 2016 to 2019 and was appointed Co-Chair of the committee last year, will work in his reappointment to maintain relationships with judges from key courts throughout Central Florida for the benefit of OCBA members. These relationships help to keep members updated on the efforts of the circuit and county courts, as well as the Legal Aid Society, OCBA President and the Young Lawyers Section.
Founded in 1933, the OCBA is a voluntary association with over 3,250 members and serves as the primary vehicle for area attorneys to meet, exchange information related to their legal specialty areas, and provide valuable legal and community services to residents in surrounding communities. The Legal Aid Society was established by OCBA leadership in the 1960’s to fulfill the Bar’s strongly-held value of ensuring access to justice for all. Unique in the nation, the relationship between the OCBA and the Legal Aid Society includes OCBA membership requirements for attorneys to take two pro bono cases annually, make a financial contribution, or undertake specific community projects through the Legal Aid Society. Shutts & Bowen currently has 100% of their Orlando attorneys featured as active OCBA members.
About Michael C. Kelley
Michael C. Kelley is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. Michael’s practice focuses on construction, commercial and real property litigation, as well as transactional matters involving construction projects and the acquisition, development, financing, operation, and disposition of real estate. Michael helps his clients anticipate, prepare for and defend against litigation proactively, or when a dispute must be resolved, utilize litigation efficiently and effectively. He represents clients in the construction and real estate industries, including corporations, builders, developers, designers and high-end investors in a broad range of litigation and transactional matters.