Matthew J. Kelley

Profile

Matthew (“Matt”) Kelley received his J.D. from the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law in 2008. While attending Indiana University-Bloomington Mr. Kelley served as the Executive Notes Editor of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies and competed in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Originally from Kingston, Pennsylvania, Matt earned an undergraduate degree from Towson University, while garnering academic all-conference honors as a collegiate golfer. Matt also holds a master’s degree in Russian Studies from Indiana University-Bloomington. Matt spends his spare time reading, riding motorcycles and playing in competitive golf tournaments across Indiana.

Matt currently handles a wide-array of employment and labor law issues, while specializing in the area of traditional labor law,  working with employers on a variety of traditional labor issues.

Experience

Experience: 

Matt is actively engaged in complex Title VII litigation as well as worker’s compensation and unemployment compensation disputes for clients ranging from large, multi-site healthcare providers to small franchisees in the food service industry. He has also worked closely with  clients with industry specific challenges in the traditional labor context, including automotive industry clients, small manufacturing facilities and entertainment industry clients. Matt has worked on matters including positive employee relations issues, union elections campaigns, unfair labor practices, arbitrations, unit clarifications and other traditional labor issues.

Education and Honors

Education: 

J.D., cum laude, Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law, 2008
M.A., Russian and East European Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2004
B.A., summa cum laude, Towson University, 2001

Honors and Awards: 
  • Indiana Super Lawyer Rising Star (2014)

Professional Activities

Professional Activities: 
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Licensed Family Mediator - Indiana
Speeches:
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce - "FMLA Update" - Indianapolis - December 9, 2010
  • Blue River Society of Human Resource Managers - "From the Mollies to Norma Rae: Are Unions Making a Comeback?" - Indianapolis - June 16, 2010
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Safety Expo - "Workers' Compensation: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities" - Indianapolis - March 3, 2010

In The News

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