Joseph K Kelly

Accomplished attorney with extensive experience specializing in motor vehicle law with emphasis on driving under the influence defense. Known for ability to combine analytical, investigative, organizational, negotiation and courtroom litigation skills to prepare powerful defense for criminal cases. Achieved numerous acquittals for clients charged with various vehicular offenses including DUI.

Attorney –10 yrs of total legal experience. Licensed in PA and NJ 10 yrs of Public Sector legal experience.  10 yrs of Private Sector Law firm experience.  Areas of specialty: 

Criminal Law – 10 yrs of Defense experience including, but not limited to DUI and criminal cases.  Highly skilled in all phases of litigation including: drafting all pleadings, Motion Hearings, Pre-Trial Plea Negotiations and Trials. 

Civil Law – 10 yrs of experience including: General Civil litigation; Contract Law: drafting and reviewing Commercial and Residential Real Estate lease agreements and Loan Closing documents; Employment Law: drafting and reviewing employment and severance agreements, EEOC guidelines and employment discrimination; Family Law: Divorce and Child Support; Collections.

Trial Experience: 10 yrs Civil trials, and 10 yrs Criminal trials. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. 

ADMISSIONS

•    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania October 2001                           
•    State of New Jersey October 2001   
•    USDC Third Circuit-Eastern District Pennsylvania
•    United States Supreme Court

MEMBERSHIPS

Philadelphia Bar Association        2001-Present                           
American Bar Association        2001-Present
Pa Association Defense Lawyers    2001-Present                           

EDUCATION

WIDENER LAW SCHOOL, Philadelphia, PA
Juris Doctorate January 2001
•    Student Bar Association

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science May 2000
•    Member of the Delta Phi Epsilon Honor Society