Peter G. Kelly

Peter G. Kelly

Principal, Hartford

(860) 548-2601

Peter G. Kelly is a founder and senior principal of the Firm.
Since 1978, Mr. Kelly has served in over a dozen National Democratic Party leadership posts, ranging from National Treasurer (1979 - 1981) and National Finance Chairman (1981 - 1985) to senior advisory positions (1988 Gore Presidential campaign, 1992 Clinton Presidential campaign and Gore 2000 Presidential campaign) and Co-Chairman of Clinton-Gore '96 (Connecticut). Mr. Kelly served on the Democratic National Committee from 1976-1992.

Mr. Kelly is one of the original architects of the U.S. private sector initiative on democratization efforts abroad. He was a founder and Treasurer of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. He was a founder, Chairman and Director of the Center for Democracy, a bipartisan foundation, from 1984 to 1997. He serves currently as a director and Chairman of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems based in Washington, D.C. and as a director and Vice Chairman of IFES, Ltd. based in London, UK.

Over the years, Mr. Kelly has served on over three dozen civic boards, local, national and international.  Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and St. Francis Care, Inc. He is Director and Past Chairman of MetroHartford Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of St. Francis Hospital Foundation, Immediate Past Chairman  of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, a Founder and Chairman of Malta House of Care Foundation, Inc. (funding free primary health care to the uninsured of Central Connecticut), Trustee of CNA (formerly known as The Center for Naval Analyses) and Director of the Phillips Screw Company. 

Mr. Kelly received his J.D. from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, his B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In 2003, Mr. Kelly received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Central Connecticut State University.

Practice FocusEducation
  • J.D., Yale University, New Haven, CT 1962
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 1959
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 2003
Professional & Community Associations
  • Greater Hartford Arts Council 
     Past Chairman and Director 
     United Arts Appeal 2005 Chairman
  • International Foundation for Electoral Systems 
    Chairman and Director
  • IFES, Ltd (UK) 
    Vice Chairman and Director
  • Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.
  • World Affairs Council of Connecticut, Inc.
    Chairman and Director
  • St. Francis Care, Inc. 
  • St. Francis Foundation 
     Vice Chairman and Director
  • St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center 
  • CNA (formerly known as The Center for Naval Analyses) 
  • University of Hartford 
  • Prior service on more than three dozen civic boards, local, national and international
Bar & Court Admissions
  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of appeals, Second Circuit
Peter G. Kelly

Meagan Kelly

Administrative Assistant