About Sean Kelly

Sean was born on Prince Edward Island and com­pleted his under­grad degree at UPEI and his law degree at the Uni­ver­sity of New Brunswick. Dur­ing his arti­cles he clerked at the Supreme Court of Prince Edward. Clerk­ing at the Court gave him an oppor­tu­nity to learn first hand how judges apply the law to make deci­sions. After get­ting called to the bar of PEI in 2001 he prac­ticed with a well respected PEI firm whose roots go back well into the 1800’s. In 2004 he joined the lit­i­ga­tion group of a large inter­na­tional law firm and moved to White­horse and was called to the bar of the Yukon Ter­ri­tory in 2004. In 2006 he dis­cov­ered the won­der­ful lifestyle to be found in Okana­gan and resigned from the large inter­na­tional firm to begin build­ing his prac­tice here. He was called to the bar of British Colum­bia in 2006 and even­tu­ally designed and cre­ated his own lit­i­ga­tion bou­tique firm in 2011.

 His prac­tice has always focused on lit­i­ga­tion and resolv­ing dis­putes. Sean has advised clients of all sizes and types in var­i­ous types of busi­ness, reg­u­la­tory, insur­ance, con­struc­tion and prop­erty dis­putes. He is expe­ri­enced trial coun­sel and has appeared before the courts of PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Sco­tia, the Yukon, BC and Alberta. In addi­tion, Sean has appeared before sev­eral admin­is­tra­tive tri­bunals and has suc­cess­fully resolved sev­eral mat­ters through mediation.

Sean has many inter­ests out­side law and when not at the office or a hear­ing he usu­ally is play­ing in the moun­tains on his bike or skis, hik­ing with his dogs, or at home read­ing or play­ing music. He is active in the com­mu­nity, is a mem­ber of the exec­u­tive of the Okana­gan Sec­tion of the Alpine Club of Canada, a legal advi­sor and spon­sor for the Moun­tain Bik­ers of the Cen­tral Okana­gan, a non-profit soci­ety.  He is also a mem­ber of the Urban Devel­op­ment Institute.