ADR Chambers: Panel Members

H. Michael Kelly, Q.C.

Michael Kelly is a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Chambers.

Michael obtained his BA (Honours) and LLB from the University of Toronto and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1966. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1978.

Between 2001 and 2005, Michael was a Case Management Master of the Superior Court of Justice. In that role, he was exposed to, and required to adjudicate, a wide spectrum of legal issues, both substantive and procedural. He successfully mediated many cases by Settlement Conference.

Prior to his appointment as a Master, he practiced law in Ontario for 35 years. His law practice quickly evolved from a general practice to a specialized civil and criminal litigation practice with emphasis on personal injury, occupier's liability, wrongful dismissal, insurance, negligence, and commercial disputes. He was a member of The Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association. He took a large number of cases to trial verdict and appeared in both the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

In 2005, he joined ADR Chambers and completed ADR and mediation training with the Stitt Feld Handy Group, a division of ADR Chambers. He continues to be a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

In 2007, Michael was a judge at The Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

He is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association (ADR) and the Cottingham Tennis Club.

Michael operates out of the Toronto office of ADR Chambers.

Booking Information

Home City:

Toronto, Ontario

H. Michael Kelly is willing to travel


Neutral Evaluation


   Partnership Disputes
   Collection / Debtors
   Franchise Disputes
   Competition Law
   Investment Dealers
   Class Actions

   Labour Relations
   Human Rights (inc Discrim.)
   Wrongful/Constructive Dismissals
   Workplace Disputes
   Workers Compensation

   Personal Injury
   Professional Liability
   Medical Malpractice
   Product Liability
   Life & Disability
   Property & Casualty

   Intellectual Property
   Landlord / Tenant
   Libel & Slander
   Oil & Gas
   Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure
   First Nations

Real Estate
   Condominium Issues
   Land Use/Planning
   General Real Estate Transactions
   Commercial Leases

To book H. Michael Kelly
1 800 856 5154