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David I. Kelch

Fax +1.412.355.6501
David Kelch is a fifth year associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. His practice is concentrated in a number of different areas, including complex commercial litigation, government enforcement (defense, investigations, and compliance), and consumer litigation.

Mr. Kelch has represented corporations and individuals in federal and state courts throughout the country. He has broad litigation experience in many aspects of discovery and trial preparation. His experience includes fact and legal issue research and investigation, managing e-Discovery matters and complex document collections and productions, and preparing witnesses for and conducting fact witness depositions. He also has substantial experience in drafting successful pre-trial dispositive motions and briefs.

David has an active pro bono practice, representing religious entities in free speech, religious liberties, and civil rights matters. He is a member of the firm’s Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project and assists victims of “revenge porn” with takedowns and related litigation. And, he has represented inmates convicted as juveniles to sentences of life-without-parole in their resentencing proceedings required by current Supreme Court precedent.

Professional Background

Mr. Kelch was a summer associate for K&L Gates in 2011.


  • Recipient of CALI award at the Penn State-Dickinson School of Law for the highest grade awarded in:
    • Civil Procedure
    • Torts
    • Legal Writing
    • Sales

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Parish Council - St. James Parish, Sewickley, Pa

Speaking Engagements

  • The Upcoming Major Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, K&L Gates Associate Speaker Series, July 22, 2015 (Pittsburgh, PA).