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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.

In 1985, Judge Kelly's career in public service 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. Judge Kelly rose to the position of Deputy District Attorney in 1989. In this capacity, he regularly worked with members of the Criminal Bench and Court Department Officials to address systematic concerns and assisted in the creation and/or implementation of various Adult Criminal Court and Juvenile Justice Programs. During his tenure with the District Attorney's Office, Judge Kelly received various 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 Chief of that Office's Juvenile Crimes and Pretrial Divisions, as well as its Drug Enforcement efforts.

Judge Kelly was active in Criminal Justice Education, having served as an instructor at the Delaware County Municipal Police Academy and at the mandated yearly Continuing Legal Education of Municipal Police Officers, as well as appearing as a lecturer at seminars and meetings sponsored by various professional associations and community groups.

A lifelong 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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