Grant Kelly grew up in Billings, Montana and attended the University of Dallas. He then transferred to the Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C., graduating with his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in Philosophy in 2015. He also earned a Master’s of Arts in Philosophy in 2016 from the Catholic University of America. Grant attended the University of Montana’s School of Law where he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2019. While studying at the University of Montana, Grant had the opportunity to attend summer classes at University College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland. There, Grant focused on International Intellectual Property Law and International Children’s Rights.
Grant’s work experience includes clerking at a small litigation firm in Missoula, as well as taking a summer position at the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (MTDLI). While with the MTDLI, Grant worked enforcing Montana’s employment and human rights laws and assisted in the revision of the Montana Human Rights Commission handbook.
Grant completed his clinical internship at the Montana State University Legal Services, sponsored by the Associated Students of MSU. There, Grant worked full-time on student-legal issues, becoming familiar with landlord tenant law, small nonprofit taxation, misdemeanor criminal defense, and business organization and formation.
Grant is a sixth generation Montanan. When not in the office, he enjoys traveling, entertaining, playing board games, and exploring all that Montana has to offer, including hunting with family at their farm near Cut Bank and spending time at their cabin outside Choteau.