Michael Kielsky

Michael Kielsky

Attorney @ Kielsky Rike pllc | Criminal & Traffic Ticket Defense | Traffic Law Focused | Avvo.com 10.0 rated

Location
Tempe, Arizona (Phoenix, Arizona Area)
Industry
Legal Services

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Michael Kielsky's Overview

Current
  • Attorney & Partner at Kielsky Rike PLLC
  • CTO & Corporate Counsel at BetterThanYours.com
Past
  • Manager of Hosting Engineering at GoDaddy
  • Sr. IT Consultant - Project Manager/Business Analyst at Rural/Metro
  • Sr. IT Consultant, Configuration & Project Manager at IT Consulting
  • Sr. IT Consultant - Business Analyst at CHW
  • Sr. IT Consultant - Change Analyst at DHL
  • Sr. IT Consultant at Aerial
  • Sr. IT Consultant - Configuration Manager at First American
  • Sr. IT Consultant - Configuration Manager at Compaq (Digital Equipment, HP)
  • Sr. IT Consultant - Configuration Manager at GSCC
  • Sr. IT Consultant - Test & Integration Team Lead at Motorola
  • Vice President - Technical Architecture Manager at Republic National Bank (HSBC)
  • Sr. Developer, Project Manager at Materials Research
  • Senior Programmer/Analyst, Project Lead at Arizona Public Service
  • Software Engineer Consultant at Intel
  • Software Engineer Consultant at Honeywell
  • Software Engineer Consultant at McDonnell Douglas
  • Senior Software Engineer, Configuration Manager at TAG Software
  • Various Educational / Intern / Volunteer at Miscellaneous
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Michael Kielsky's Summary

Michael Kielsky
Counselor & Attorney at Law
Kielsky Rike pllc
Tel.: +1.480.626.5415
FAX: +1.480.626.5543
4635 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85282
Michael@KRazLaw.com
www.KRazLaw.com
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LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Kielsky Rike pllc (formerly Kielsky, Rike & Elgart), Tempe, Arizona -- Partner & Attorney at Law, June 2009 to present

Litigator focused on criminal defense & traffic ticket defense, protective order hearings. Additional experience in family law, civil litigation, and credit & collections.

Sole Practitioner, Tempe, Arizona -- September 2006 to May 2009

Practice focused on business & consumer law, criminal defense, representing victims of crimes, collections & bankruptcy.

COURT & BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Arizona, 2006
State Bar of California, 2006
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2007

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

East Valley Bar Association – President, 2011-2012; VP, 2013-2014
Maricopa County Bar Association – Board Member/Director, 2012-2014
Technology Committee, State Bar of Arizona – Member, 2012-2014
Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Maricopa County Bar Association – 2012-2014
Beverly Hills Bar Association – Member, 2012-2014

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Maricopa County Justice Courts – Judge pro tem, 2014
Arizona Libertarian Party – Secretary, 2003-05; Chairman, 2005-10; 1st Vice Chair, 2011-2012; 2nd Vice Chair, 2013-2014
Candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, 2008, 2010, 2012
Tri-City (East Valley) JCC – Board Member, 2003-2004

EDUCATION

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California; J.D., summa cum laude, 2001; Graduated First in Class, Law Review, Honor Roll every semester; 12 Top Grade Awards; Externship, California Court of Appeal, San Diego, California, Spring 2001

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona; B.S. in Computer Science, 1984

Specialties: Not Applicable.

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Michael Kielsky's Experience

Attorney & Partner

Kielsky Rike PLLC

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Legal Services industry

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months)

Focus on criminal defense, traffic ticket defense, and appearing in protective order (injunction against harassment & order of protection) hearings.

General practice areas, including criminal defense, consumer credit, civil rights, and contract law; civil litigation, bankruptcy, family law, traffic ticket & photo radar defense, wills, trusts, probate, personal injury; private mediator.

As a member of the State Bars of Arizona and California, I am licensed to practice in both states.

CTO & Corporate Counsel

BetterThanYours.com

June 2000Present (14 years 4 months)

Responsible for systems, software, and legal agreements for this economy web hosting provider. Implemented numerous security enhancements, anti-spam defenses, and dynamic custom web solutions.

Attorney & Partner

Kielsky, Rike & Elgart, PLLC

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Legal Services industry

June 2009December 2010 (1 year 7 months)

General practice areas, including criminal defense, consumer credit, civil rights, and contract law; civil litigation, bankruptcy, family law, wills, trusts, probate, personal injury; private mediator.

As a member of the State Bars of Arizona and California, I am licensed to practice in both states.

Counselor & Attorney at Law

Private Practice

September 2006May 2009 (2 years 9 months)

Solo practitioner, member of the State Bars of Arizona and California, licensed to practice in both states, general practice areas include criminal defense, civil rights, and contract law; private mediator.

Director of Client Services

Arrange

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Facilities Services industry

March 2005October 2005 (8 months)

As Director of Client Services, responsible for implementing Arrange.com’s vision of enabling U.S. companies access to software development, testing, and maintenance services, anywhere in the world. Leading projects composed of blended teams, including client personnel, our staff, and offshore resources, for the "best-of-both-worlds" mix which maximizes productivity and quality while realizing significant cost savings.

Manager of Hosting Engineering

GoDaddy

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

September 2004February 2005 (6 months)

Manager of the hosting engineering group, including advanced hosting technical support and hosting system administration.

Sr. IT Consultant - Project Manager/Business Analyst

Rural/Metro

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; RURL; Hospital & Health Care industry

June 2004September 2004 (4 months)

Managed a project to assess one large department for process improvement through technological innovation. Developed a detailed scope document including a phased plan to implement the findings, which will gain the customer significant increases in efficiency and quality.

Sr. IT Consultant, Configuration & Project Manager

IT Consulting

August 1999September 2004 (5 years 2 months)

Consulting at numerous companies, focused on requirements analysis, software design and development, project implementation, software test, integration & release, as well as e-commerce and web presence. As Project Manager, I coordinated customer contacts, project schedules, and programmer resources to meet a variety of customer needs. Established web hosting division, "BetterThanYours.com", responsible for customer contact, analysis, design, and implementation.

Sr. IT Consultant - Business Analyst

CHW

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

March 2004May 2004 (3 months)

Business Analyst charged with the design and implementation of an integrated enterprise-wide user provisioning process.

Sr. IT Consultant - Change Analyst

DHL

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DPW; Logistics and Supply Chain industry

February 2003August 2003 (7 months)

Assessed data center change management requirements, implemented policies and procedures, managed project schedules, directed work of Change Agents, coordinated with global data centers, representative at global solutions design projects.

Sr. IT Consultant

Aerial

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Management Consulting industry

February 1999August 1999 (7 months)

Managed staff in Y2K impact assessments, managed the build environment, source code control and configuration management systems, developed change control policies and procedures, and lead an automated build effort.

Sr. IT Consultant - Configuration Manager

First American

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; FAF; Real Estate industry

March 1998November 1998 (9 months)

Managed the source code control, configuration management, and integration and build systems, for a complex consumer credit reporting project. Chaired the change control board, and developed change control policies and procedures.

Sr. IT Consultant - Configuration Manager

Compaq (Digital Equipment, HP)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HPQ; Information Technology and Services industry

July 1997March 1998 (9 months)

Managed deployment of Internet applications and configuration solutions, supported development of new releases and configuration processes, interfaced between technical solution providers and business champions to deliver solutions, drafted technical requirements, responsible for forecasting and operations planning.

Sr. IT Consultant - Configuration Manager

GSCC

June 1997July 1997 (2 months)

Established and managed configuration management system.

Sr. IT Consultant - Test & Integration Team Lead

Motorola

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; MMI; Consumer Electronics industry

November 1995May 1997 (1 year 7 months)

Managed the Integration and Test Team for IRIDIUM satellite resource management subsystem. Directed the work of five engineers in the integration, build, configuration management, and test of this highly complex ground support software subsystem. Coordinated release with SQA. My design for the software release packaging was adopted by the other system groups. C, CORBA, UML, Rational Rose.

Vice President - Technical Architecture Manager

Republic National Bank (HSBC)

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Banking industry

February 1995November 1995 (10 months)

Managed the Technical Architecture Group, including the work of six senior software engineers, in the specification, design, coding, and roll-out of cross-platform infrastructure projects critical to global bank strategy. Responsible for personnel retention, promotion and management, and accountable to C-level management.

Sr. Developer, Project Manager

Materials Research

April 1993February 1995 (1 year 11 months)

Directed programmers in the design, development, implementation, test, and release of an iconic interface, developed distributed & embedded real-time process control systems for semiconductor manufacturing equipment, planned and implemented configuration management and configuration control system. Responsible for second line global customer support.

Senior Programmer/Analyst, Project Lead

Arizona Public Service

January 1992April 1993 (1 year 4 months)

Managed project to implement multi-platform e-mail and data interchange, wrote strategy papers, product evaluations, developed staff management skills under the guidance of my manager, and supervised during her absences.

Software Engineer Consultant

Intel

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; INTC; Semiconductors industry

June 1990January 1992 (1 year 8 months)

Created embedded real-time software for process control on semiconductor production equipment, assessed end-user requirements, operator needs, evaluated equipment and communications interfaces, communicated with vendors, drafted documentation.

Software Engineer Consultant

Honeywell

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HON; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

March 1989June 1990 (1 year 4 months)

Software developer working on modules for commercial aircraft (A320) flight management system. Assisted in generating documentation for aircraft airworthiness certification, managed verification and validation tasks, interfaced with the customer, generated detailed design documents for audit, and managed software problem reports.

Software Engineer Consultant

McDonnell Douglas

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BA; Aviation & Aerospace industry

November 1988February 1989 (4 months)

Developed real-time modules supporting the Apache Helicopter project, integrated product systems, created build and test procedures, wrote documentation, maintained source code control system, trained other engineers.

Senior Software Engineer, Configuration Manager

TAG Software

April 1987November 1988 (1 year 8 months)

Designed and coded a real-time communications control system for industrial automation, maintained the source code, provided customer support, managed software projects, created and maintained extensive user documentation.

Various Educational / Intern / Volunteer

Miscellaneous

September 1984May 1988 (3 years 9 months)

Exam Scorer, ETS, 2/2003–Now: Graded exams part-time.

Intern, Calif. Superior Court, San Diego, 8/2001–12/2001: Conducted legal research, wrote research memos and draft opinions for Judges.

Extern, Calif. Court of Appeal, 4th Dist., 1/2001–5/2001: Conducted legal research, wrote bench memos and draft opinions for Justice Benke.

Volunteer Mediator, Calif. Superior Court, San Diego, 7/2000–8/2000: Mediated small claims cases.

Volunteer/Intern, San Diego Public Defender, 1/2000–6/2000: Researched legal issues, wrote motions and supporting memos, conducted felony arraignment intake.

Volunteer, Employee Advocate & Labor Services, 12/1999–4/2000: Assisted in employment appeals, researched legal issues, wrote motions and briefs, appeared at hearings.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Arizona State Univ., College of Engineering, 8/1984–5/1985: Instructed computer science students, led lab sessions, graded projects and exams, consulted with students requiring additional assistance.

Michael Kielsky's Skills & Expertise

  1. Program Management
  2. Analysis
  3. Civil Litigation
  4. Legal Research
  5. Change Management
  6. Process Improvement
  7. Security
  8. Contract Negotiation
  9. Criminal Defense
  10. Software Documentation
  11. Corporate Governance
  12. Policy
  13. E-commerce
  14. Outsourcing
  15. Strategic Planning
  16. Business Strategy
  17. Negotiation
  18. Requirements Analysis
  19. Due Diligence
  20. Bankruptcy
  21. Risk Management
  22. Team Leadership
  23. Vendor Management
  24. Team Building
  25. Executive Management
  26. Telecommunications
  27. Public Speaking
  28. Governance
  29. Business Analysis
  30. Business Planning
  31. Business Process Improvement
  32. Project Planning
  33. SDLC
  34. Contract Management
  35. Operations Management
  36. Customer Service
  37. Configuration Management
  38. Process Engineering
  39. HIPAA
  40. Quality Assurance
  41. ITIL
  42. Software Implementation
  43. Problem Solving
  44. Compliance
  45. Customer Relations
  46. Contract Negotiations
  47. Documentation
  48. IT Governance
  49. SOX
  50. Mentoring

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Michael Kielsky's Organizations

  • State Bar of Arizona

    Member
    • September 2006 to Present
  • State Bar of California

    Member
    • May 2006 to Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

    Board Member
    • January 2012 to Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

    Member
    • January 2011 to Present
  • East Valley Bar Association

    President
    • January 2011 to December 2012
  • East Valley Bar Association

    Vice President
    • January 2013 to Present
  • East Valley Bar Association

    Member
    • January 2010 to Present

Michael Kielsky's Education

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

J.D. (summa cum laude), Law

August 1999December 2001

Activities and Societies: Law Review, SBA

Grand Canyon University

B.S., Computer Science, Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry

June 1981May 1984

Michael Kielsky's Courses

  • J.D. (summa cum laude), Law

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    • Civil Procedure
    • Community Property
    • Constitutional Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Property
    • Pretrial Practice
    • Telecommunications Law
    • Law Review
    • Telecommunications Law

Michael Kielsky's Additional Information

Interests:

Politics, Law, Technology

Honors and Awards:

Awards for authoring the "Electronic Credit Repair Kit(tm)": http://mix6.com/

Michael Kielsky's Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Honor Roll

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • December 1999
  • Distinguished Honor Roll

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • December 2000
  • Distinguished Honor Roll

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • May 2001
  • Distinguished Honor Roll

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • July 2001
  • Honor Roll

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • May 2000
  • Honor Roll

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • July 2000
  • Summa Cum Laude

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • December 2001

    Graduated Summa Cum Laude

  • First In Class

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • December 2001

    Top Ranked Graduate, First in Graduating Class

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Civil Procedure I

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • December 1999

    CALI sponsors the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in recognition of academic excellence without regard to class enrollment. Award certificates are awarded to the student with the highest grade in a course.

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Criminal Law

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • December 1999

    CALI sponsors the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in recognition of academic excellence without regard to class enrollment. Award certificates are awarded to the student with the highest grade in a course.

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Property II

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • December 2000

    CALI sponsors the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in recognition of academic excellence without regard to class enrollment. Award certificates are awarded to the student with the highest grade in a course.

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Telecommunications Law

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • December 2000

    CALI sponsors the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in recognition of academic excellence without regard to class enrollment. Award certificates are awarded to the student with the highest grade in a course.

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Constitutional Law

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • May 2001

    CALI sponsors the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in recognition of academic excellence without regard to class enrollment. Award certificates are awarded to the student with the highest grade in a course.

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Community Property

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • July 2001

    CALI sponsors the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in recognition of academic excellence without regard to class enrollment. Award certificates are awarded to the student with the highest grade in a course.

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Civil Procedure I

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • December 1999

    The Witkin Legal Institute sponsors the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence. Award certificates are presented to the student with the highest grade in specific courses that have an enrollment of 10 or more students.

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Criminal Law

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • December 1999

    The Witkin Legal Institute sponsors the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence. Award certificates are presented to the student with the highest grade in specific courses that have an enrollment of 10 or more students.

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Property II

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • December 2000

    The Witkin Legal Institute sponsors the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence. Award certificates are presented to the student with the highest grade in specific courses that have an enrollment of 10 or more students.

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Constitutional Law

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • May 2001

    The Witkin Legal Institute sponsors the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence. Award certificates are presented to the student with the highest grade in specific courses that have an enrollment of 10 or more students.

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Community Property

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • July 2001

    The Witkin Legal Institute sponsors the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence. Award certificates are presented to the student with the highest grade in specific courses that have an enrollment of 10 or more students.

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  • German

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