Kelly appointed to Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society board


Bodman attorney Mary Beth Kelly, of the firm's Detroit office, has been elected to the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Board of Directors for a three-year term, succeeding former Justice Charles Levin.

The Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society was started in 1988 by then Chief Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and display documents, records, and memorabilia relating to the Michigan Supreme Court and other courts of Michigan, to promote study of the history of Michigan's courts and to increase public awareness of Michigan's legal heritage.

Kelly, a former Michigan Supreme Court justice, is a member of Bodman's Litigation Practice Group. She focuses her practice on business litigation, government relations, and public affairs.

She counsels and guides companies through various state administrative issues and procedures, while helping clients avoid litigation or additional exposure. Kelly also acts as a mediator for commercial disputes often related to sophisticated business issues.

She serves on the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Neutral Commercial Arbitrators.

Kelly currently serves as Chair of the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, where she was appointed to a three-year term by Gov. Rick Snyder. She is a member of the Law School Advisory Board at the University of Detroit-Mercy Law School, and serves as a Director of the Board of Vista Maria, an organization that serves at-risk girls, young women involved in human trafficking, and youth in the child protection or juvenile justice systems.

Published: Mon, Jun 06, 2016