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Elizabeth Kelley, Attorney at Law
2525 E. 29th Ave.,  Ste. 10-B, #225
Spokane, WA 99223




Attorney Elizabeth Kelley




B.A., Mills College, (President, Student Government)
M.A., The University of Chicago
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, (President, Student Bar Association)

Bar Admissions:
U.S. Supreme Court; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals;  Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio; Ohio.

Pro hac vice in numerous federal and state courts.



Elizabeth Kelley is a criminal defense lawyer based in Spokane, Washington. Her family settled in the Palouse Country of Washington Territory in 1872she was born and raised in Spokane. She returned to the PacifiNorthwest in 2012. She travels throughout the country working ocaseinvolving people with mental illnesand intellectual/developmental disabilities.


National Memberhsips

She is serving her third term on the board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), chairs its Mental Health Committee, has chaired the Membership Committee, 
and is a Life Member.  She has served on the Problem- Solving Courts Task Force and currently serves on the Body Camera Task Force.  She has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee of The ARC’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability.


Social Responsibility

In 2009 and 2014, she traveled to Liberia as part of a mission sponsored by the NACDL and the UN Commission on Drugs and Crime to train that country’s criminal defense bar. In 2013, she traveled to Cuba as part of a People-to-People delegation for lawyers and judges. In 2015, she led a legal delegation to London.  In the summer of 2015, she served on a team of pro bono lawyers representing detained Central American families held at the South Texas Family Residential Center.


Elizabeth frequently lectures across the U.S. on representing persons with mental disabilities and frequently provides legalcommentary for radio and television. Her book reviews regularly appear in The Federal Lawyer; anshe hosts two internet radishows, CelebrityCourt  andAuthorChats.


She is also  registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, RYT.

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