Kelly McGriff was raised in Baldwin County, Alabama, and graduated from Fairhope High School in 1986. Upon graduation from high school, Kelly attended the University of Alabama, obtaining his undergraduate degree in 1990. He thereafter attended the University of Alabama School of Law obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1993.
After law school, Kelly was employed with the Baldwin County District Attorney's Office. In 1994, Kelly and Buddy formed Brackin and McGriff, P.C., which later became Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, P.C.
Kelly's practice is developed along two, distinct tracks.
He practices in the areas of civil litigation, probate practice, trusts, wills, business law, guardianships, estates, real property, estate planning, family law, as well as working as a civil and domestic mediator. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants.
Further, Kelly has spent more than ten years working in virtually every aspect of communications law and related fields, including regulatory, transactional, litigation, legislative and land use in both the private and public sectors, including Internet services and technologies; conventional and emerging wireless services; telecommunications equipment development; and other high-technology applications.
Kelly is a past President of the Baldwin County Bar Association, Fairhope Sunset Rotary Club, and former counsel of the Baldwin County Republican Party. He serves on the Baldwin County Bar Association's Standing Committee on Domestic Relations Practice.
Kelly is an adjunct professor at Faulkner State Junior College, and the Associate Municipal Judge for Orange Beach, Alabama.