Michael Kielsky

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Michael Kielsky
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Michael Kielsky
Arizona Libertarian Party
2015—July 2017
Predecessor: Warren Severin
Successor: John Buttrick
Arizona Libertarian Party
Predecessor: Jason Auvenshine
Successor: Warren Severin
Personal Details
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Libertarian Party
Website: Website

Michael Kielsky is a Libertarian activist, Libertarian candidate (for Arizona Attorney General), and former officer of the Arizona Libertarian Party (chair until July 2017).

His business/professional site is at: http://www.udallshumway.com/criminallaw/our-attorney/

His personal and/or campaign site at: http://kielsky.com

His resume is:

Michael Kielsky

1138 N. Alma School Rd. #101• Mesa, Arizona 85201 • MK@UdallShumway.com • 480.461.5309


Udall Shumway PLC, Mesa, Arizona

Partner & Attorney at Law, March 2016 to present

Litigator focused on criminal defense & traffic ticket defense, as well as defending clients in administrative proceedings.

Kielsky Rike PLLC (formerly Kielsky, Rike & Elgart, PLLC), Tempe, Arizona

Partner & Attorney at Law, June 2009 to March 2016

Litigator focused on criminal defense & traffic ticket defense, as well as defending clients in administrative proceedings. Appeared in over 600 criminal or traffic matters and appeals. Litigation experience in family law, protective order procedure matters, and civil. Experience with collections, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant matters, representation of crime victims.

Sole Practitioner, Tempe, Arizona

Attorney at Law, September 2006 to June 2009

Practice focused on business & consumer law, criminal defense, representing victims of crimes, collections & bankruptcy.


State Bar of Arizona (#021864), 2006; State Bar of California (#242134), 2006; U.S. District Court, Arizona, 2007


East Valley Bar Association – President, 2011-2012 & 2016-now; Vice President, 2013-2015

Board Member/Director, Maricopa County Bar Association2012-2017

Board Member, Community Legal Services – 2016-2017

State Bar of Arizona Certified CLE Presenter – 2014

Committee Member, Technology Committee, State Bar of Arizona – 2012-2015

Committee Member, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Maricopa County Bar Association – 2012-2017


Arizona Libertarian Party – Chairman, 2005-2010 & 2016-now; Vice Chair, 2011-15; Secretary, 2003-2004

Generations After, Descendants of Holocaust Survivors in Greater Phoenix – At-Large Board Member, 2013-2017

Candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, 2008, 2010, 2012

Board Member, Tri-City JCC, 2003-2004


Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California; J.D., summa cum laude, 2001; Graduated First in Class, Law Review, Honor Roll every semester; 12 Top Grade Awards; Judicial Externship, Chambers of Justice Benke, California Court of Appeal, San Diego, California, Spring 2001

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona; B.S. in Computer Science, 1984 === 


Held various positions and filled diverse roles including Software Engineer, Business Analyst, Technology Consultant, Senior Technical Staff Member, Manager, and Project Lead, and my responsibilities included project management, managing staff & technical efforts, creating policies/procedures, implementing software development processes, leading change management, coordinating applications deployment, and drafting technical documents, for companies including Arrange Technology, Go Daddy Software, Aviva, Catholic Healthcare West, DHL, Aerial Communications, First American, Compaq Computer Corp., Government Securities Clearing Corp, Materials Research Co., Motorola, Republic National Bank, APS, Intel, Honeywell, McDonnell Douglas. Work locations included Phoenix, AZ, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, and San Diego, CA.


-      Expertise in wide range of software applications, including most popular applications, as well as various computer systems, networks, environments, and programming languages

-      Project Management, Change Management, Staff Management, Product Development, Business Operations

-     Fluent in German

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