Mr. Kelley has defended the rights and privileges of journalists and news organizations for more than 35 years. He has litigated libel, invasion of privacy, access, and newsgathering claims in ten states, and regularly represents news organizations on appeals before state and federal courts. Mr. Kelley has represented media defendants in 10 jury trials, winning three defense verdicts, four directed verdicts for the defense, two judgments as a matter of law, and one hung jury.
Mr. Kelley’s regular clients include national and regional newspapers, television networks, television station owners, magazine publishers, cable news networks, and internet content providers. He has represented national media in attempts to protect the public’s right to access records and proceedings in an array of high-profile cases, including the Oklahoma City Bombing trials, Kobe Bryant rape prosecution, and JonBenét Ramsey murder investigation.
Before joining LSKS, Mr. Kelley was a partner in the Denver office of Faegre & Benson, where he chaired the firm’s media practice.