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Michael Kielsky

Michael Kielsky

Udall Shumway PLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets...
  • Arizona, California
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Michael Kielsky joined Udall Shumway PLC in 2016.

Mr. Kielsky is a 1984 graduate of Grand Canyon University, in Phoenix, holding a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

For 15 years, Mr. Kielsky was employed in a variety of roles in technology, including Software Engineer, Business Analyst, and Manager of Engineering, at well-known companies in industries such as aerospace, communications, defense, finance, and technology.

In 1999, seeking new challenges, and due to his long-running interest in law, Mr. Kielsky began on a path to his second career, enrolling in law school on an academic scholarship. Even with completing law school on an accelerated track in just 2 ½ years, Mr. Kielsky graduated Summa Cum Laude and first in his class, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 2001 from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.

Mr. Kielsky is a litigator focused on criminal defense, DUI defense, and traffic tickets, including photo radar. Additionally, Mr. Kielsky represents victims of crimes navigating the criminal justice system, as well as clients in administrative hearings before boards and administrative law judges, and in protective order matters.

Mr. Kielsky has developed a reputation for challenging photo radar citations, and has taught numerous Continuing Legal Education classes to other lawyers on the practical and legal foundations to achieving success in such cases.

Mr. Kielsky also has experience in family law, civil litigation, landlord/tenant disputes, and consumer law.

Active in politics when not busy helping clients, Mr. Kielsky is Chairman of the Arizona Libertarian Party, Arizona’s third-largest party, and has been a candidate for office, running for US Congress in 2004, and for Maricopa County Attorney in 2008, 2010, 2012, and for the State House in 2014.

Mr. Kielsky was born in Germany, and moved to Phoenix in his high school years. He enjoys playing recreational soccer, often playing on co-ed teams with his wife, Rachel.

Education
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D. (2001) | Law
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Grand Canyon College
B.S. (1984) | Computer Science
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Professional Experience
Partner
Udall Shumway PLC
- Current
Partner
Kielsky Rike PLLC
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Partner
Kielsky, Rike & Elgard, PLLC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Remaining Courteous in a Traffic Stop
Avvo.com
Traffic Court Process
Avvo.com
Challenging Arizona Photo Radar Tickets
Avvo.com
Security and Access Control
Information Age
Speaking Engagements
Law, Liberty, & Crime, Tempe, Arizona
Young Americans for Liberty (ASU)
Election Challenge on the 2016 Presidential Preference Election, Phoenix, Arizona
North Valley Bar Association
You Have a Right to Remain Silent, Greater Phoenix MENSA Conference, Mesa, Arizona
Greater Phoenix MENSA
Photo Enforcement Basics CLE, Mesa, Arizona
East Valley Bar Association
Photo Enforcement Basics CLE, Phoenix, Arizona
State Bar of Arizona, YLD
Photo Enforcement Basics CLE, Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Summit School of Law
Photo Enforcement Basics CLE, Phoenix, Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Photo Enforcement Basics CLE, Phoenix, Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Photo Enforcement Basics CLE, Phoenix, Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Certifications
Certified CLE Presenter (2014)
State Bar of Arizona
Awards
Summa Cum Laude
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
First in Graduating Class
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Honor Roll
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Fall Semester 2001
Distinguished Honor Roll
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Summer 2001
Distinguished Honor Roll
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Spring Semester 2001
Highest Grade Award, Constitutional Law II
The Witkin Legal Institute
Excellence for the Future Award, Constitutional Law II
CALI
Highest Grade Award, Community Property
The Witkin Legal Institute
Excellence for the Future Award, Community Property
CALI
Excellence for the Future Award, Pretrial Practice
CALI
Distinguished Honor Roll
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Fall Semester 2000
Honor Roll
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Summer 2000
Law Review (Technical Editor)
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
2000-2001
Law & Technology Fellowship
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Scholarship for tuition + fees
Excellence for the Future Award, Telecommunications Law
CALI
Highest Grade Award, Property II
The Witkin Legal Institute
Excellence for the Future Award, Property II
CALI
Distinguished Honor Roll
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Fall Semester 1999
Merit Scholarship
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
1999-2001
Highest Grade Award, Criminal Law
The Witkin Legal Institute
Excellence for the Future Award, Criminal Law
CALI
Highest Grade Award, Civil Procedure I
The Witkin Legal Institute
Excellence for the Future Award, Civil Procedure I
CALI
Freshman Writing Award
Grand Canyon College
Professional Associations
Community Legal Services
Board Member
- Current
East Valley Bar Association
President
- Current
Maricopa County Bar Association
Board Member
- Current
Federalist Society
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 242134
Member
- Current
State Bar of Arizona
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
California
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Standard hourly rate is $295
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Domestic Violence
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Michael Kielsky biography
Videos
Judge says no Due Process rights in photo radar traffic hearings

Judge says no Due Process rights in photo radar traffic hearings -- This was a photo radar case, CT2009-511612, in the West McDowell Justice Court, Maricopa County, Arizona. This is from the video recorded by the court for the trial on December 16, 2009, starting at about 9:00 am. I'm the one on the left, the judge is facing the camera at the top, and the guy on the right is an employee of Redflex (not an attorney), who is appearing as the witness (or representative) for the state. Right at the start (clipped), judge mentions that she saw me interviewed on TV the night before. The news clip that was broadcast can be viewed here: http://www.kpho.com/video/21979630/ About the interview, the judge says "you were wrong about almost everything." I found that strange because I really didn't say much, and couched everything in typical legal equivocation -- "it might". Later, judge says that due process does not apply, "either procedural or substantive". Procedural due process means the right to be adequately notified of charges or proceedings, the opportunity to be heard at these proceedings, and that the person or panel making the final decision over the proceedings be impartial in regards to the matter before them. Goldberg v. Kelly, 397 U.S. 254, 267 (1970). That makes me wonder if the judge meant that defendants in these hearings are not entitled to notice, to learn the allegations, to review the evidence, or to an impartial judge to decide. She let me continue (reschedule) the case, and it was ultimately dismissed at the next hearing. If you have photo radar cases in and around Maricopa County, Arizona, and you want help in fighting them, you can contact us -- see our website at http://krelegal.com/

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