Moira Kelly





Moira Kelly M.S., MDR

Ms. Kelly, “The Dispute Doctor”™, is president of KELLY CONSULTING LLC, a firm that concentrates in consulting and training in dispute resolution, labor relation s, and organizational effectiveness.  She has extensive experience in resolving organizational and dispute resolution problems within unionized and non-unionized firms. She has been an effective mediator in many disputes, including cases concerning workplace, discrimination, labor contract interpretation, medical malpractice, wrongful death, special education and civil court subjects.  She is a highly regarded trainer and speaker on a variety of organizational development and conflict management issues for all levels of audiences.

Prior to establishing her company in 1998, Ms. Kelly served in various management capacities for manufacturing and utility firms, including positions as vice-president of human resources for firms with over $100 million in sales.  She served five years as a gubernatorial appointment to Wisconsin’s first Labor + Management Cooperation Council.

Ms. Kelly is an adjunct assistant Professor of Law at the Marquette University Law School and an adjunct assistant Professor of Dispute Resolution at Marquette’s Graduate School Programs in Dispute Resolution. She has been the coach of the Marquette University Law School mediation advocacy team, which finished first nationally (2001) in an American Bar Association competition and third internationally (2006) in an International Chamber of Commerce competition. Six other MULS teams she coached were regional champions and finished in the top 10 nationally in the years they competed.

Ms. Kelly’s educational background includes a Masters in Dispute Resolution degree, a Master of Science in Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree.


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