Kevin C. Kelly
With over 30 years of first-hand knowledge and extensive experience, Kevin listens to his clients and their needs to develop a thoughtful plan that works for the family as a whole. He understands the needs of not only his senior clients, but their caregivers as well, and strives to ensure that everyone’s needs are met. As a former investigator for the Connecticut Department of Social Services, Kevin possesses a unique and invaluable insight into the Medicaid program. This knowledge allows him to design creative solutions and plans for asset protection, the procurement and payment of health care, and provided him with his successful track record in Medicaid cases – which is precisely why many attorneys look to him for help with these cases.
In addition to his legal experience, Kevin remains civic-minded and dedicated to activities that encourage aging-in-place initiatives, serving as Director Emeritus of the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging, as a Board Member of the South Central VNA, and as a Connecticut State Senator. He continually seeks to make a difference in the lives of others, and aims to ensure that the rights and wishes of seniors are upheld.
Kevin’s areas of concentration are Elder Law & Medicaid, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Probate Administration & Litigation, and Municipal Law.
2009: U.S. Supreme Court
2000: U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
1999: U.S. Tax Court
1997: Connecticut and New York
University of Connecticut, School of Law (JD, 1997)
Notre Dame Law School, International Law Programme, London (1995)
Fairfield University (MA, 1985)
Assumption College (BA, 1982)
Awards & Honors
Bridgeport Regional Business Council “AT&T Regional Impact Legislator Award”
AARP Connecticut Legislative Achievement Award: Recognizing Outstanding Leadership on Home & Community Based Services (2011)
AARP Connecticut Legislative Achievement Award: For strengthening community services that give individuals the choice to age with dignity in their own homes and expanding supports for family caregivers (2013)
The Connecticut Law Tribune’s “Impact Award” as New Leader of the Law
Little, Brown & Co. Book Award for Excellence in the study of Trusts & Estates
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Law & Public Health
Connecticut Insurance Law Journal
State Senator, 21st District (2011-present)
¬ Ranking Member, Committee on Aging and the Insurance Committee
Investigator, CT Department of Social Services (1983-1997)
Board Affiliations and Community Service
Connecticut Bar Association –Sections on Elder Law and Estates & Probate
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) – Connecticut Chapter
Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging, Inc. (Bridgeport)
VNA of South Central Connecticut, Inc. (New Haven)
Kevin Kelly & Associates P.C.