John N. Kelly
Adjunct ProfessorJohn N. Kelly

B.A., Colby College
LL.B., Georgetown Law Center

John Kelly is a founding member of the Portland-based firm Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman.  He was born in Bar Harbor, Maine and is married with three children. 

Bar Membership:   Maine 1967
U.S. District Court, Maine, 1969
Professional Practice Areas:  Civil litigation

Associations:  Maine State Bar Association - Board of Governors 1974-1982, President 1981
Maine Trial Lawyers Association - Board of Governors 1971-1981, President 1978-1980
Cumberland County Bar Association
Maine Bar Foundation - President, 1984, Board of Governors 1984-1992
Founding Member, Edward T. Gignoux Inn of Court, 1992-1995

Civic Organizations:   Board of Trustees, College of the Atlantic, 1987- present
Chairman of the Board 2001 – 2003, Life Trustee
Board of Trustees, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 2007 – present; Board 2011

Awards:  Recipient Howard H. Dana Award, 1985
Honorary Degree, Masters in Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic 2009

Professional Positions:  Legislative and Administrative Assistant to Congressman Alphonzo Bell, 1963-1967

Assistant Attorney General, State of Maine, 1967-1969 (Criminal Division)
Firm Member - BENNETT, KELLY & ZIMMERMAN, 1969-1979
Founding Member - KELLY, REMMEL & ZIMMERMAN, 1980 – present