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John H. Kelly, ENP

John is a shareholder in the law firm of Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & Dinolfo, Ltd. and has been practicing personnel law for 35 years. John’s practice focuses on employment and labor issues, and he currently serves NENA, both as General Counsel for the Association and as an attorney for its Illinois Chapter.

John has been a member of the public safety community for years: he served ten of them as a suburban police officer, before representing a major insurer of 9-1-1 centers as their defense counsel. John also has a demonstrated history of advising 9-1-1 centers in their operations, including state regulations, corporate organizations and liability issues. John regularly works with Police Chiefs, Fire Chiefs and 9-1-1 Center Directors, advising them on the intricacies of personnel law.

John has sat on NENA’s Educational Advisory Board for the last 15 years. He has also served, for more than 20 years, as a member of the Lake Zurich Fire and Police Commission. John has spoken regularly at various state and national 9-1-1 conferences, presenting on topics that have ranged from liability to personnel management.