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Kelly Appointed ODU General Counsel

Patrick B. Kelly recently joined Old Dominion University as general counsel, succeeding C. Tabor Cronk, who has retired.

Most recently, Kelly served as general counsel for Norfolk State University, from July 2001 to December 2004. He has also been counsel for the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. He served as general counsel for Old Dominion from 1988-98.

He is a member of state courts in Michigan, Virginia and Florida; U.S. district courts in Michigan and Virginia; the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

While in private practice in Michigan, Kelly served as president of the local bar association, chamber of commerce and Rotary Club. He also was an officer in the Kiwanis Club.

Kelly received his bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan State University and earned his law degree from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit.

This article was posted on: September 16, 2008

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