NAAG Roles

Faculty, Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development

Neil F.X. Kelly is an Assistant Attorney General with the State of Rhode Island and a Deputy Chief in the Civil Division. He has served as a lawyer with six Attorneys General over 26 years. Neil has extensive civil and criminal trial and appellate experience dealing with a broad range of complex litigation in Rhode Island State and civil cases in Federal courts through to the Supreme Court of the United States. He has litigated a number of significant high profile cases on behalf of the State of Rhode Island some with national implications over the last two decades. Neil is a former prosecutor in the Attorney General’s Criminal Division, and presently in the Civil Division’s Government Litigation Unit. Neil was also in private practice for a short time representing plaintiffs with catastrophic injuries obtaining judgments and settlements with seven figure recoveries.