Michael A. Kelen

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The Honourable Michael A. Kelen
Judge of the Federal Court of Canada
Appointed by July 30, 2001
Personal details
Born (1948-10-17) October 17, 1948 (age 68)
Montreal, Quebec

Michael A. Kelen (born October 17, 1948) is a former judge of the Federal Court of Canada, serving from 2001 until his retirement on June 14, 2012.

Born October 17, 1948 in Montréal, Québec. Education at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Québec and Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1974. Counsel, Federal Department of Justice, Civil Litigation Section, Ottawa, 1974-1980. Established law firm in Ottawa, 1980-1986. Counsel, Perley-Robertson, Panet, Hill and McDougall, Ottawa, 1986-1989. Reestablished his law firm in Ottawa, 1989-2001. Chairman Bi-National Panel under Free Trade Agreement to hear an international trade dispute, 1993. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex officio member of the Court of Appeal, July 31, 2001.