George Kelsey’s legal career spans over three decades, and in that time he has distinguished himself as a national expert in aviation law. Mr. Kelsey has been in private practice since 1970, with extensive experience in business enterprise organization and commercial and aviation law.
Mr. Kelsey has 32 years of experience in litigation in state and federal courts. For the past 15 years, he has specialized in all facets of aviation law, including aviation-related litigation. His focus, however, has been on aircraft-related transactions, such as aircraft sales and purchases, leasing, engine and maintenance agreements, deicing, ground handling, and other transactions related to airline operations. He has negotiated and closed extensive international aircraft-related contracts in Japan, Australia, Kuwait, India, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Tunisia, Morocco, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and Mexico.
Mr. Kelsey earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at Wayne State University and his law degree at the University of Detroit.
He is a member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association; Michigan State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Washtenaw County Trial Lawyers Association; and the Business, Labor & Employment Law, Federal Practice, and Aviation sections of the Michigan State Bar.
Mr. Kelsey lives in Ann Arbor. Of all his outside interests, golf is first.