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Michael Kielsky

Udall Shumway PLC
Arizona, California

About Michael Kielsky

Michael Kielsky joined Udall Shumway PLC in 2016.Mr. Kielsky is a 1984 graduate of Grand Canyon University, in Phoenix, holding a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.For 15 years, Mr. Kielsky was employed in a variety of roles in technology, including Software Engineer, Business Analyst, and Manager of Engineering, at well-known companies in industries such as aerospace, communications, defense, finance, and technology.In 1999, seeking new challenges, and due to his long-running interest in law, Mr. Kielsky began on a path to his second career, enrolling in law school on an academic scholarship. Even with completing law school on an accelerated track in just 2 ½ years, Mr. Kielsky graduated Summa Cum Laude and first in his class, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 2001 from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.Mr. Kielsky is a litigator focused on criminal defense, DUI defense, and traffic tickets, including photo radar. Additionally, Mr. Kielsky represents victims of crimes navigating the criminal justice system, as well as clients in administrative hearings before boards and administrative law judges, and in protective order matters.Mr. Kielsky has developed a reputation for challenging photo radar citations, and has taught numerous Continuing Legal Education classes to other lawyers on the practical and legal foundations to achieving success in such cases.Mr. Kielsky also has experience in family law, civil litigation, landlord/tenant disputes, and consumer law.Active in politics when not busy helping clients, Mr. Kielsky is Chairman of the Arizona Libertarian Party, Arizona’s third-largest party, and has been a candidate for office, running for US Congress in 2004, and for Maricopa County Attorney in 2008, 2010, 2012, and for the State House in 2014.Mr. Kielsky was born in Germany, and moved to Phoenix in his high school years. He enjoys playing recreational soccer, often playing on co-ed teams with his wife, Rachel.

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Work experience

Udall Shumway PLC
Partner | 2016 - Present
Kielsky Rike PLLC
Partner | 2011 - 2016
Kielsky, Rike & Elgard, PLLC
Partner | 2009 - 2010

Education

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D. (2001), Law | 1999 - 2001
Grand Canyon College
B.S. (1984), Computer Science | 1981 - 1984

Awards

Summa Cum Laude
Thomas Jefferson School of Law | 2001
First in Graduating Class
Thomas Jefferson School of Law | 2001
Honor Roll
Thomas Jefferson School of Law | 2001

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