about Robert Kelly

Bellingham, Washington Family Law Attorney

You need an experienced, knowledgeable family law attorney on your side Ė someone who understands what you are going through, who empathizes with you and can help you negotiate a difficult time in your life. I know what it takes to move separation, divorce, child custody, child support, and property dispute issues through the legal system. And, as a Collaborative Law attorney, I offer a different approach to family legal issues, so you can avoid the stress of litigation.

I came to practice law through a series of unique experiences. After earning a bachelorís degree in Business Administration, I traveled through sixteen developing countries around the world, which inspired me to pursue a masterís degree in Political Science upon my return home. My graduate studies research in Alternative Dispute Resolution led to my career as a mediator and dispute resolution trainer. I eventually reached the point where I wanted to add legal counsel to my dispute resolution services, and attended law school. I graduated cum laude and became a member of the Washington State Bar. I have lived in Whatcom County since 1978.

The core values of my law practice are:

My commitment to these core values, along with my unique background, has resulted in an excellent reputation for my busy, full-time family law practice.