Michael Kelleher Solicitors
Personal Injury, Criminal Defence and Public Interest Law Solicitors, Dublin 8

Our Team


Michael kelleher

Michael Kelleher BCL, LLB, is the principal and founder of the firm.

Michael graduated from University College Cork in 1992, and following an apprenticeship in a leading civil litigation practice, he qualified as a solicitor in 1995. Since that time, he has practised primarily in the area of criminal defence, and has for the past 22 years been a highly sought after criminal law practitioner in the Dublin region.

Having worked in some of the busiest criminal courts in the country, he quickly established a reputation as a tough and fearless advocate on behalf of his clients. He is a vastly experienced District Court advocate and is regarded by clients and fellow professionals alike as having outstanding ability and sound judgment. 

Michael is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the DSBA and Irish Penal Reform Trust.


Deborah Cody BComm, PgDip in Law, oversees the superior courts criminal litigation department within the firm.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 2007, Deborah has extensive experience in Circuit Criminal Court, Central Criminal Court and Special Criminal Court trials. She has also been the instructing solicitor in a number of Court of Appeal cases which have raised and clarified significant legal points.  

Her ability to combine renowned attention to detail with vast legal knowledge allows her to advise clients of MKS to the highest professional standard, often in circumstances where the client is faced with a serious allegation of criminal conduct.

In addition to her busy caseload, Deborah is currently undertaking an LLM with a focus on prison law. Prior to working as a solicitor, she was a member of the National Executive of AIESEC in Ireland, an organisation which grounds itself on cultural awareness and understanding. She has also worked for and subsequently volunteered with the Irish Foster Care Association.



Fiona McNulty LLB was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland in 2016. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she trained as a solicitor in a Dublin practice.

Fiona works across our practice, dividing her time between criminal defence work in the District Court and a busy litigation department. She has litigation experience in both the lower and higher courts, and delivers a client-centred service in a professional manner.

Fiona has successfully completed the Law Society of Ireland’s Professional Practice Course I and II, and The Honorable Society of King’s Inns’ Higher Diploma in Corporate, White Collar and Regulatory Crime. She recently underwent intensive specialised training in the SUPRALAT programme, in relation to advising clients detained for questioning at Garda Stations. She is a registered Legal Irish Practitioner, and is included on Clár na Gaeilge (An Dlí-Chumann) and the Irish Language Register (Law Society of Ireland).

She is a member of the Irish Women Lawyers’ Association, and joined the IWLA Committee in 2015. She is also a member of the Law Society of Ireland's Younger Members Committee.

Fiona is a past recipient of the FLAC Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship, an annual programme run in conjunction with the University of Washington, Seattle and Washington Appleseed.