As a member of the Littler CaseSmart – Charges™ team and based in Michigan, Kelly M. Breckenridge is responsible for handling charges from investigation to conclusion. She works on client-dedicated service teams, focusing on handling administrative agency charges. She investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. In partnership with the client, she defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information.

Kelly has over 20 years of experience as employment counsel in the solar (utility), staffing, retail and automotive industries. She also worked as general counsel for an engineering company for five years, and as a senior prosecuting attorney for the State of Michigan for eight years.

Kelly served as assistant editor for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review and was a moot court competition winner. While attending graduate school, she was also selected to hold station for the Prosecuting Attorney Association of Michigan, and the Prosecuting Attorney’s Coordinating Council.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Michigan Bar Association


Alabama Bar Association


Wounded Warrior Project, Domestic Violence Network and the Humane Society

Associate Professor

Thomas M. Cooley Law School


  • J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1997
  • B.B.A., Northwood University, 1998summa cum laude


  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Michigan