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"Kelly has been a tremendous asset to our company. He's easy to get along with, reliable, smart, and on top of things. We have been able to breathe eaiser with Kelly as part of our team"


elly Burchell has been practicing law since 2004. With BGM Law, Kelly has appeared before state and federal courts in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies and oversight boards on behalf of clients.

Kelly has represented numerous government contractors in payment disputes. He has represented both general and subcontracted vendors over the years. Working with small businesses, Kelly has assisted individuals in forming corporations -both LLCs and INCs, and assisted with establishing legal strategies for them. Proud outcomes in recent years include having negotiated six-figure settlements and a multi-million dollar judgement.

Prior to establishing Burchell & Hughes PLLC, Kelly served as General Counsel for numerous Fraternal Order of Police Labor Committees in the District of Columbia area including the United States Capitol Police, the National Institutes of Health Division of Police, the United States Park Police, the Library of Congress Police, and the Government Printing Office Police. While representing police unions, Kelly negotiated multiple collective bargaining agreements, arbitrated overtime claims on behalf of the collective bargaining unit, and represented officers in adverse action proceedings. Kelly was also directly involved in handling agency policy negotiations, unfair labor practice claims, as well as collective bargaining unit certification issues.

Kelly graduated from Howard University School of Law in 2004. While attending Howard, he interned with District of Columbia Superior Court Judges Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. and the Honorable Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. While interning with Judge Burnett, Kelly researched and drafted an advisory memorandum discussing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act and warrantless searches in the post-9/11 era.

Kelly grew up on a farm in Nebraksa. He spends his Saturdays cheering for Nebraska football (Go Big Red!), enjoyes hiking on Sugarloaf Mountaan and appreciates long naps (provided all clients are being taken care of!). He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Tracy and dog Sully.