David L. Kelston

David KelstonDavid Kelston graduated from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) in 1982 where he served as articles editor for the Harvard Law Review. He also attended the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, M.P.A., in 1982, and Columbia College in 1967.   David is admitted to the Massachusetts bar, and federal courts (District of Massachusetts and U.S Court of Appeals for the First Circuit). He is now Of Counsel to AKZ.

David is one of the original founders of Adkins, Kelston & Zavez, P.C., along with Jason Adkins.  David is an experienced trial and appellate litigator who, after clerking for the Federal District Judge Robert Keeton following law school, was an associate and then partner at prominent Boston law firms until the formation of this law firm in 1997. David is the author of various articles concerning trial practice and related matters, and has served as a member and on the board of directors of numerous law-related groups.

David has litigated cases that resulted in significant impact involving: class actions, constitutional first amendment rights; business cases concerning investors' property interests; intellectual property disputes; and criminal cases establishing evidentiary rules for informant testimony and automobile searches by police.