Bradford J. Kelley practices in Washington, D.C. where he specializes in transportation litigation, energy law, administrative law, and legislative matters. Prior to entering private practice, he was a judicial clerk for a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. He graduated with Order of the Coif and magna cum laude honors from Louisiana State University Law Center, where he earned his law degree and a diploma in comparative law. During law school, he was an issue editor for the law review and a senior graduate editor for a law journal. While in law school, he also interned for a federal appellate judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
Prior to law school, Bradford served in the United States Army and spent several years as an infantry and intelligence officer, including a combat tour in Iraq. In 2010, he left the Army as a Captain and then worked at the Cook Political Report in Washington D.C. until he started law school. In college, he earned a triple major in International Studies, Political Science, and History, and a minor in Sociology; he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude honors. In his spare time, he is very active with combat veteran advocacy. His writing on the subject has appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Indianapolis Star, Times-Picayune, Colorado Springs Gazette, and many other newspapers across the country. He has also completed several marathons and other races.