Edward Kelly is the Deputy Chief Immigration Judge in the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge (OCIJ), for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) in the U.S. Department of Justice. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Kelly in March 2011.
From November 2009 to March 2011, Kelly served as senior counsel and chief of staff for the OCIJ. From 2007 to 2009, he was counsel for operations for OCIJ at EOIR. From 1998 to 2007, Kelly was a senior legal advisor for the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), EOIR. From 1995 to 1998, he served as a supervisory attorney and team leader for the BIA. From 1989 to 1993 and again from 1994 to 1995, Kelly was an attorney advisor for the BIA. From 1987 to 1989, he served as an assistant counsel, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. From 1982 to 1984, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Gabon, Africa.
Kelly received a bachelor of arts degree in 1982 and a juris doctorate in 1987, both from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar.