Originally from Sherwood Park, Alberta, Kelly Mittelstadt’s first visit to Truro was for the National Junior Curling Championships in 1994. Sixteen years later he would move to Nova Scotia, and eventually join Burchell MacDougall LLP’s Truro office.
Kelly attended the University of Alberta for his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Commerce. He then worked for a telecommunications company in Halifax before deciding to attend Dalhousie University for law school.
He articled with Burchell MacDougall LLP and joined the firm as an associate in 2007.
“I knew I wanted to join a medium size firm with a good team atmosphere, and Burchell MacDougall had what I was looking for. I had a good feeling from the first time I walked through the door; the environment in the office was the perfect fit.”
Kelly’s practice focuses mainly on property law, administrative / municipal law, and wills and estates. He also assists other lawyers in the firm who have been contracted by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society to close the practices of lawyers who have been suspended or disbarred, or who have passed away.
Despite describing himself as a “competitive team sports guy ”, he prefers solicitor’s work to litigation.
“I don’t take anything for granted. I enjoying working hard, and knowing that a client has walked out of my office fully satisfied.”
Outside of the office, Kelly is still involved in curling, having represented Nova Scotia at the 2005, 2011, and 2013 Brier National Men’s Championship, as well as the 2005 Olympic Trials. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, who he met through curling in university, and children.