Mark W. Kelley

San Francisco

TEL: 415.543.4111


FAX: 415.543.4384


Mark W. Kelley is Shareholder Emeritus in the San Francisco office and is a member of the firm’s Construction Practice Group. He advises and represents school and community college districts and other public entities in all phases of planning and construction. He assists clients with environmental compliance, drafts and negotiates agreements, works with staff and consultants on project management issues, advises on claims avoidance and resolution, and represents clients in litigation.

He trains administrators, staff, and boards on the construction process and on avoiding claims and overruns on large-scale construction programs. Mark has more than 30 years’ experience in construction and related legal matters. He has lectured and provided training on construction issues to public entities and organizations, including the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), the Community College Facilities Coalition (CCFC), the Association of College Business Officials (ACBO), the Community College League of California (CCLC), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), throughout California and the U.S.

Since 2012, Mark has been named one of the Top Lawyers in San Francisco.  He has received a Martindale Hubbell AV-Preeminent rating for legal ability and ethical standards for 15 years.


University of Oregon School of Law (J.D.)
Reed College (B.A.)


State Bar of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Practice Areas Construction , Business and Property , Community Colleges / Higher Education , Board Ethics, Transparency and Accountability , Litigation , Public Entities, Nonprofit Corporations and Independent Schools