J. Michael Kelleher graduated cum laude from St. Bonaventure University with a B.A. in 1967, and received his legal education at the University Of Notre Dame, graduating in 1970. Mr. Kelleher was Town Justice for the Town of Lancaster from 1975 to 2014 and is Senior Counsel at HoganWillig since joining the firm in 2011.
Mr. Kelleher has focused his practice in commercial and residential real estate as well probate, estate planning, and corporate law since 1970. He is a member of the Real Estate and Estate Practice and Procedure Committees of the Erie County Bar Association.
Mr. Kelleher has lectured extensively for professional and local community groups. He has a strong civic commitment and is a member of many local organizations.
Honors & Awards
Super Lawyers, Upstate Edition - Real Estate, Estate Planning & Probate, 2009-2011, 2014
Real Estate " Lawyer of the Year" 2023, Best Lawyers in America
Professional & Community Activities
Board of Trustees (Directors):
St. Bonaventure University Board of Trustees (former member)
St. Mary's High School Foundation
Lancaster New York Opera House (former trustee)
Depew/Lancaster Boys & Girls Club (former trustee)
Artpark & Company, Inc.
Irish Classical Theatre Company, Inc.
The August J. Galasso Foundation
Professional & Educational Associations & Memberships
Erie County Bar Association, Member
Erie County Judges and Police Executive Conference
New York State Magistrate's Association
Erie County Magistrate's Association
Town Justice, Town of Lancaster
St. Bonaventure University National Alumni Board (former member & past president)
St. Bonaventure University Alumni Association (past president - Buffalo chapter)
St. Bonaventure University Alumni Advisory Council
Notre Dame University Alumni Association
Health Force Quality Assurance Committee
Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce
Depew/Lancaster Sertoma Club (former Officer and Director)
Knights of Columbus
Catholic Charities Appeal of Our Lady of Pompeii Perish, Lancaster (former Chairman)
Town of Lancaster Recreation Commission (former Member & Officer)
The Loyal Order of The Moose Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
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- Additional recognitions include its accompanying “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™August 22, 2022
- March 23, 2020
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- New York State, 1971
J.D., 1970, University of Notre Dame
B.A., 1967, St. Bonaventure University, cum laude