David L. Kelly



Smart. Effective. Creative. These characteristics aptly describe David Kelly, an attorney with extensive experience representing contractors, employers, utilities, and other businesses and individuals in the Western Kentucky region. For 25 years, David has approached each case with care, thoroughly examining the needs of his clients and working in their best interest to achieve the best possible result. He’s lost more than a little sleep along the way, as it is his habit to become fully absorbed in his work. David believes the best attorneys are accessible to their clients and he strives to maintain that principle, meeting his clients at their convenience and always being available for counsel.

David is not your typical lawyer and he doesn’t want to do business in outdated ways. He utilizes new technologies to ensure that he is doing his job in the most efficient manner possible. Keeping up with the latest technologies is perhaps an attribute learned from his two teenage sons, in whom David constantly works to instill the value of doing the right thing.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • General Practice
  • Health/Hospital Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense

David L Kelly was born in Boise, Idaho.
He is married to Alyson Kelly. They have two sons, Harrison and Jackson.

  • Kentucky Wesleyan College, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1987
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1990
Admitted to Practice
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Professional Associations
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • McCracken County Bar Association
Professional/Personal Achievements
  • Board member, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, 2015
  • Paducah Rotary Club
  • Life Fellow, Kentucky Bar Foundation, 2005
  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Paducah Community College
  • Board Member, Purchase Area Sexual Assault Center
  • Director, Western Kentucky Construction Association
    chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America
Seminars Presented
  • It’s Your Ship! Navigating through the Winds of Change; EEOC Charges: How to Prepare For and Respond to Discrimination, West Kentucky Community & Technical College; August 11, 2011
  • Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Practice; Kentucky Law Update; Kentucky Bar Association; Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park; October 2008
  • Legal Issues for Electrical Contractors; West Kentucky Community and Technical College; June 2007
  • Legal Issues for Contractors; West Kentucky Community and Technical College; March 2007
  • Legal Issues Impacting Contractors: KOSHA, LIENS, and ADR, September 2006
  • 2003 AIK Workers’ Compensation Defense Seminar
  • Construction Lien Law in Kentucky
  • Employment Law
  • Supervisory Training for the Western Kentucky Construction Association

Contact Us

Keuler, Kelly, Hutchins,
Blankenship & Sigler, LLP

100 South 4th Street, Suite 400
Paducah, KY 42001

p. (270) 448-8888
f. (270) 448-0998
email: info@kkhblaw.com