Kelly J. Keegan

Kelly J. Keegan

Background

Kelly J. Keegan has been with Brandt Criminal Defense since 2005. In that time, she has been lead defense counsel on numerous cases of all types and levels, ranging from serious felonies to minor traffic offenses. Additionally, Kelly handles post-conviction matters, such as criminal expungements, probation violations, Department of Human Services background study disqualifications, reinstatement of the right to possess firearms, and sentence modification motions. She has represented clients under investigation prior to being formally charged, as well as clients facing grand jury indictment. Kelly is admitted to practice in Minnesota State Court as well as Federal United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. She enjoys working in the courtroom and has obtained excellent results for clients, including dismissal of charges, suppression of evidence, and acquittal by felony jury. Kelly is a board member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a group of prominent defense attorneys throughout the state who work to impact policy and legislation on behalf of criminal defendants. In that role, she has testified before State Senate and State House of Representatives Committees at the Minnesota State Capitol on legislative initiatives impacting crime and public safety. She has been extremely active in working to reform expungement law in Minnesota. She has been a featured speaker and taught at continuing legal education seminars, which are educational courses for fellow attorneys to keep up-to-date on recent developments in criminal law. She is also formerly judicially appointed State Ethics Board Ethics Investigator, responding to and investigating ethics complaints concerning other attorneys.

Education

Education

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude
    University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts – Sociology of Law, Crime and Deviance, magna cum laude
    University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • United States District Court- District of Minnesota

Results

Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Super Lawyers - Kelly J. Keegan

Topic

Expungement reform legislation: House File 2576, Testimony

The New Expungement Law: What Attorneys Need to Know, Speaker/Presenter

Minnesota’s New Expungement Law, Speaker/Presenter

Minnesota’s New Expungement Law, Speaker/Presenter

Civil Landmines of Your Criminal Case: Collateral Consequences

When Crime Doesn’t Get You Pay: Employment, Criminal Records and Expungement, Speaker/Presenter

Expungement: Fashioning a Meaningful Remedy After State v. S.L.H., Speaker/Presenter

Gun Rights and Restoration, Speaker/Presenter

Panel Speakers Symposium on Expungement, Guest Speaker

Firearms Rights and Restoration, Speaker/Presenter

Forfeiture reform legislation, Testimony

Firearms Rights and Restoration, Speaker/Presenter

Expungement Case Law Update – New Appellate Court Decisions, Speaker/Presenter

Expungement Case Law Update – New Appellate Court Decisions, Speaker/Presenter

Expungement: Fashioning a Meaningful Remedy After State v. S.L.H., Speaker/Presenter

Expungement: Fashioning a Meaningful Remedy After State v. S.L.H., Speaker/Presenter

Expungement, Speaker/Presenter

Expungement: Fashioning a Meaningful Remedy After State v. S.L.H., Speaker/Presenter

Expungement law reform, Testimony


Driving After Withdrawal – Collateral Consequences, Testimony


Expungement: Fashioning a Meaningful Remedy After State v S.L.H., Speaker/Presenter

The Science and Forensics of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN, Speaker/Presenter

Association

Minnesota State Senate Judiciary Committee

Minnesota State Bar Association



Minnesota Society For Criminal Justice (MSCJ)

Minnesota CLE Webinar


Criminal Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association

Criminal Law Section, Hennepin County Bar Association


Minnesota Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)


Tenth Judicial District Law Clerks CLE (Wright County)

William Mitchell Law School


Minnesota CLE Webinar


Minnesota House Of Representatives Civil Law Committee

The 48th Annual Criminal Justice Institute

The 47th Annual Criminal Justice Institute


2012 Annual Meeting Of The Office Of The Public Defender Seventh Judicial District

The 46th Annual Criminal Justice Institute


Anoka County Bar Association



Thomson Reuters Corporate Campus

The 45th Annual Criminal Justice Institute


Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee

Minnesota House Of Representatives Public Safety Policy And Oversight Committee

Criminal Law Section, Hennepin County Bar Association


Alexandria MN, Minnesota Public Defender Roadshow

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Publications

Article

Finally, A Second Chance: Minnesota’s New Expungement Law

Publication

Minnesota Association Of Criminal
Defense Lawyers Challenger Magazine

Date

2014

Radio & TV Appearances

Topic / Role

Expungement, Guest Speaker




Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Legislative Agenda, Guest Speaker

Expungement, Guest Speaker

Title / Platform

Quad Cities Community Television, “The District Court Show” Hosted By Judge Stephen Halsey And Judge Elizabeth Strand

950 AM Radio, The Jack Rice Show



Ramsey County Suburban Cable Television, “One And The Same” Hosted By Judge Gary Bastian And Judge Judith Tilsen

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Memberships

  • Minnesota Super Lawyer Rising Star 2014
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2012
  • Minnesota Veteran’s Stand Down Volunteer.
  • Ethics Investigator, 21st District Ethics Committee. 2008-2013
  • Member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 2007-
  • Board Member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 2009 –
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association. 2004-
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 2007-
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association. 2004-2012
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers. 2005-2012
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers. 2006-
  • Member, University of Minnesota Alumni Association. 2000-2003, 2006-2014
  • Member, American Bar Association. 2005-2009.
  • Member, Anoka County Bar Association, 2006-
  • Executive Council Member, Minnesota State Bar Association Public Law Section. 2004-2005.
  • Director, Misdemeanor Defense Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School. 2005-2006.
  • President, University of Minnesota Women Law Students Association. 2005-2006.
  • Member, Minnesota Justice Foundation. 2003-2004
  • Office Phone: (763) 421-6366