• Western New England University School of Law, Juris Doctor, ’04
  • Northeastern University, Master of Public Administration, ’98
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston, Bachelor of Science (Psychology) ’95

Bar Admission:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2005
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2008


  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association



Serving people in crisis situations is what Kevin J. Kelley has done for just about his entire adult life. For 25 years, Kevin rescued people in life or death situations while serving as a firefighter and a paramedic.  From talking people out of committing suicide, to helping a mom deliver a baby while she was on way to the hospital, to saving narcotic overdose victims who have stopped breathing, Kevin knows how to handle chaos. And, he knows how to help people remain calm, cool, and collected in the most stressful situations they have ever faced.

Kevin climbed the Emergency Medical Services leadership ladder and became an EMS Executive Director.  He completed his master of public administration and law degrees while leading a dedicated team of EMTs and Paramedics turn around a central Massachusetts community’s local ambulance service that was on the brink of closure; an almost unprecedented worst to first story.  After completing his law degree and passing the Massachusetts Bar Exam in 2004, Kevin retired from EMS and opened his solo law practice.

Albeit a different arena, Kevin still helps people in crisis situations many whom are facing months to years in jail. His firm, Criminal Defense Northampton, is dedicated to help people navigate the criminal justice system with favorable results. His main focus is serving people in Western Massachusetts who suffer from addiction disease disorder.  Whether an OUI charge, drug offense, or other crimes related to addiction disorder, Criminal Defense Northampton promises to services its clients with unrivaled compassion, empathy, and zealous advocacy.

     The customer service at Criminal Defense Northampton is second-to-none and its legal fees are reasonable.

As a staunch Second Amendment advocate, Criminal Defense Northampton is happy to assist you with any firearms related issue.

Kevin J. Kelley is an NRA-certified and Massachusetts State Police Basic Pistol instructor, an NRA-certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor, and NRA-certified Refuse to be a Victim Instructor, and an NRA-certified Range Safety Officer.  Kevin is a firearms self defense student at the Sig Sauer Academy, and a hand to hand combat student at Western Mass Krav Maga.

Kevin is an attorney panel member of the United States Concealed Carry Association.