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E. Kelly Keady

E. KELLY KEADY is an associate attorney with Biersdorf & Associates and is licensed in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.  Mr. Keady received his undergraduate degree and his J.D. degree from St. Louis University.  He graduated cum laude with a degree in Political Science and French and spent a year studying abroad at the Universite d’Orleans, in Orleans, France.

While pursuing his law degree, Kelly competed in the European Union Moot Court Competition Finals in Dublin, Ireland.  He started his career as a law clerk on the Missouri Court of Appeals and later transitioned into the area of eminent domain law when he began working for Biersdorf & Associates in 1993.  He is currently a trial lawyer licensed in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin where he exclusively practices eminent domain law.

The majority of Kelly’s cases originate in Wisconsin where he has built a solid reputation through successful litigation.  In addition to Wisconsin, Kelly regularly litigates eminent domain cases in Minnesota and Iowa where he has handled cases involving all types and sizes of properties.

He has represented clients ranging from New York to California and expanded condemnation rights in appellate cases such as Spiegelberg v. State, 291 Wis.2d 601, 717 N.W.2d 641 (2006); and The Landings LLC v. City of Waupaca, 703 N.W.2d 689 (Wis.Ct.App 2005) pet. rev. denied November 11, 2005.

Speaking

  • Road and Access Law Seminar, National Business Institute, Bloomginton, MN, 2007.  Presented on current eminent domain case law and provide legislative updates.
  • Land Law for Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors Seminar, Johnston, IA, 2010. Presented on the history and source of eminent domain power, the types of eminent domain ‘takings’, participating in the eminent domain process, appealing a condemnation decision, and understanding regulatory ‘takings’ and inverse condemnation.
  • Minnesota’s Land Laws, Eagan, MN, 2010.  Provided updates in the area of eminent domain law and also discussed the types of eminent domain ‘takings’, participating in the eminent domain process, appealing a condemnation decision, and understanding regulatory ‘takings’ and inverse condemnation.
  • Minnesota’s Land Laws, Eagan, MN, 2012.  Presented on the history and source of eminent domain power, the types of eminent domain ‘takings’, participating in the eminent domain process, appealing a condemnation decision, and understanding regulatory ‘takings’ and inverse condemnation.
  • Eminent Domain from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Bloomington, MN, 2013.  Presented on calculating damages and just compensation, and trial practice and strategy.

In his spare time, Kelly spends time with his family and is also the author of the well known book, The Cross of St. Maro.

Connect with Kelly Keady on LinkedIn.

 

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