At BGM Law, in addition to a first class education and substantial professional experience, we make it a priority to hire individuals who possess a passion for this work. Our staff are all intellectually curious and we take the time to learn the details of what makes our clients’ businesses unique. We are loyal to our clients first and foremost.

Kelly Burchell

Founder and Principal

Kelly Burchell has been practicing law since 2004. With BGM Law, Kelly has appeared before state and federal courts in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies and oversight boards on behalf of clients.

With BGM Law, Kelly has represented numerous government contractors in payment disputes. He has represented both general and subcontracted vendors over the years. Working with small businesses, Kelly has assisted individuals in forming corporations -both LLCs and INCs, and assisted with establishing legal strategies for them. Proud outcomes in recent years include having negotiated six-figure settlements and a multi-million dollar judgement.

Prior to establishing BGM Law PLLC (formerly known as Burchell, Goldblatt & MacKay LLC), Kelly served as General Counsel for numerous Fraternal Order of Police Labor Committees in the District of Columbia area including the United States Capitol Police, the National Institutes of Health Division of Police, the United States Park Police, the Library of Congress Police, and the Government Printing Office Police. While representing police unions, Kelly negotiated multiple collective bargaining agreements, arbitrated overtime claims on behalf of the collective bargaining unit, and represented officers in adverse action proceedings. Kelly was also directly involved in handling agency policy negotiations, unfair labor practice claims, as well as collective bargaining unit certification issues.

Kelly graduated from Howard University School of Law in 2004. While attending Howard, he interned with District of Columbia Superior Court Judges Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. and the Honorable Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. While interning with Judge Burnett, Kelly researched and drafted an advisory memorandum discussing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act and warrantless searches in the post-9/11 era.

Kelly grew up on a farm in Nebraksa. He spends his Saturdays cheering for Nebraska football (Go Big Red!), enjoyes hiking on Sugarloaf Mountaan and appreciates long naps (provided all clients are being taken care of!). He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Tracy and dog Sully.

Theresa Taing


Theresa Taing has been practicing law since 2011. She specializes in administrative hearings, administrative appeals, and negotiating with agencies. After passing the California bar exam, she interned with an administrative law judge at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

She went on to work with medical professionals facing disciplinary actions from California licensing boards, insurance companies, and federal agencies. Theresa earned her law degree from UCLA, where she was active in both the Moot Court and Mock Trial programs. She was awarded the Moot Court Distinguished Brief Writer in 2010. In 2011, she traveled to the University of Chicago to compete in the National Animal Law Moot Court Competition, taking third place.