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Judge Kevin F. Kelly

Judge Kevin F. Kelly

Judge Kevin F. Kelly was appointed to the court by Governor Tom Ridge and swore his Oath of Judicial Office on June 30, 2000.  Judge Kelly was elected to a full ten year term by the voters of Delaware County in November 2001.  The electorate in 2011 voted to retain Judge Kelly for a second ten year term. 

In 1985, Judge Kelly’s public service career began as a member of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office.  An experienced prosecutor, Judge Kelly served as a staff or the supervising attorney in each of that office’s divisions and units.  During his tenure with the District Attorney’s Office, Judge Kelly rose to the position of Deputy District Attorney and received numerous awards of professional recognition, including being named Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year by the Pennsylvania Criminal Investigators.  Prior to leaving the District Attorney’s Office to join the bench, he was the Chief of that office’s Juvenile Delinquency and Pre-trial Divisions, as well as its Drug Enforcement Unit. 

Judge Kelly was active in criminal justice education having been an instructor at the Delaware County Municipal Police Academy as well as the mandated yearly continuing legal education of municipal police officers.  He also appeared as a lecturer at legal seminars and meetings sponsored by various professional associations and community groups. 

A life-long resident of Delaware County, Judge Kelly is a graduate of Haverford High School, Villanova University and Villanova University School of Law.       


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