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Hon. Kirsten Frank Kelly

Detroit, Michigan


Hon. Kirsten Frank Kelly was elected to the Court of Appeals in 2000 and re-elected in 2006 and 2012. Prior to her election to the Court of Appeals, Judge Kelly was appointed to the Wayne County Circuit Court by Governor John Engler in 1994, where she was appointed the presiding judge of the Family Division in 1997 and presiding judge of the Juvenile Division in 1999. She was elected a municipal judge in 1987, and twice reelected. Judge Kelly serves on the Rules and Family Law committees of the Michigan Judges Association and has previously served as president of the Michigan Association of Municipal Judges and on the board of directors of the Michigan District Judges Association. Prior to her judicial career she practiced civil litigation as a partner at the Detroit law firm of Durant and Durant, after graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Judge Kelly also is a member of a number of civic organizations.

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