Megan C. Kelly


Attorney

Direct: 952-548-7207
E-mail: megan@irc-law.com

Megan has been advocating for elders and vulnerable adults since 2003. Before going to law school, Megan spent five years working at a small group home for individuals with developmental disabilities. She has a unique understanding of the joys and challenges experienced by vulnerable adults, elders, their families and caregivers. As a certified student attorney she represented county social workers in guardianship and civil commitment matters. During law school she also participated in research advocacy and legislative efforts to improve the lives of elders and people with disabilities at the local, county and state levels, and earned the distinction of Elder Justice Scholar.

Megan joined the firm’s estates and trusts group in 2017. Her practice is centered in probate law, including estate and incapacity planning, guardianships, conservatorships, and probate and trust administration. She is well-versed in every aspect of navigating the Minnesota conservatorship process over the life of the protected person, including the sale of real estate from a conservatorship, and preparing and defending annual accounts. She has substantial experience representing both professional fiduciaries and nonprofessionals in the administrations of conservatorships, trusts, and probates. Megan focuses on directing her clients to the most efficient, effective, and practical method of achieving their goals.

Megan enjoys spending time outdoors, especially on the North Shore of Lake Superior. In her free time she likes to travel, read, and spend time with her family.

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota, 2012

Education:

B.A., Political Science, College of St. Benedict, 2006
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2012

Other Legal Experience:

Associate Attorney – Steinhagen & Crist, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2013-2017
Contract Attorney – Anderson Law Firm, Rochester, Minnesota 2013
Attorney – Guzman Law Firm, Apple Valley, Minnesota 2012-2013
Certified Student Attorney – Olmsted County Attorney’s Office, Rochester, Minnesota 2011-2012

Memberships and Organizations:

Minnesota Association of Guardians and Conservators (MAGIC)
Minnesota State Bar Association

Presentations

Petitioning for Guardianship, MSBA Elder Law Conference 2014
Statutory Traps for Guardians and Conservators, MSBA Elder Law Conference 2016

Practice Areas:

Guardianships and Conservatorships
Probate and Trust Administration
Estate Planning