Kevin is a lawyer and community volunteer. He lives in Royal Oak, is married to Michele Kalczynski, and is the father of five-year old twins. He attended Wayne State University and Wayne State University Law School, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class.
After law school, Kevin joined Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C., a business law firm specializing in litigation, commercial real estate, tax, estate planning, and corporate work. Kevin is a partner in the commercial litigation department. He focuses on complex commercial disputes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in contract and business tort matters. He also has significant experience in representing lawyers in professional liability matters and has represented some of the world's largest law firms on high exposure claims.
Additionally, he has substantial experience with director and officer liability claims, insurance broker error and omission claims, automotive supply chain disputes, lease disputes, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, construction and lender liability litigation.
Kevin has tried cases in court and arbitration and has successfully argued matters in the Michigan Court of Appeals. In addition to litigation, Kevin also represents companies on general corporate matters. Kevin has been recognized for his commercial litigation work by The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation and has been honored for his pro bono work by the federal court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Kevin also sits on the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee, which prepares written opinions on professional ethical conduct. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee, which investigates the character and fitness of candidates for admission to the State Bar. He sits on the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, which interviews and rates judicial candidates for fitness for judicial office. Additionally, Kevin is a Trustee of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation, which focuses on the administration of justice, legal education, and meeting the legal needs of the under-served community in the metropolitan area.
Kevin was selected as a member of Leadership Detroit (Class XXXIII) by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. That program helps emerging and existing leaders in Southeast Michigan develop leadership skills and knowledge of regional issues. There he met the executive director of Boys Hope Girls Hope, who asked him to join its Board of Directors. Kevin now sits on the Board of Boys Hope Girls Hope, which is a residential academic scholarship program for at-risk youth. He is the current chair of the Boys Hope Girls Hope Development Committee.
Kevin, along with his brother and a close family friend, co-founded a scholarship fund at Brother Rice High School in honor of his father, Ronald Kalczynski, who coached and taught at Brother Rice for over 35 years, and Chain Sandhu, who immigrated to the Unites States from India and built a successful automotive supply company. Currently, the Ron Kalczynski/Chain Sandhu scholarship fund provides financial aid to 15 children at Brother Rice.
Kevin has served as Parish Council President at St. Aloysius and is currently the chair of the St. Aloysius Parish Finance Council. Kevin also sits on the Board of Directors of the Wayne State University Law Alumni Association, where he chairs the Special Events Committee.
Oakland County/Community Involvement
Kevin has also been highly active in local government. He has sat on Royal Oak's Solid Waste Advisory Board, which provides recommendations to the City Commission on environmental matters. Next, he moved to the Board of Rehabilitation Appeals, which administers federal Community Block Development Grant funds. Kevin then joined the City's Downtown Development Authority, which he chaired from 2007-2009. He currently sits on the Zoning Board of Appeals in Royal Oak.
The information presented here was accurate as of January 2013.