Joseph K. Kelly

Accomplished attorney with extensive experience specializing in motor vehicle law with emphasis on driving under the influence defense.

Joseph Kelly is known for his ability to combine analytical, investigative, organizational, negotiation and courtroom litigation skills to prepare powerful defense for criminal cases. He has achieved numerous acquittals for clients charged with various vehicular offenses including DUI.

Attorney Experience

  • 10 years of total legal experience
  • Licensed in PA and NJ
  • 10 years of Public Sector legal experience
  • 10 years of Private Sector Law firm experience

Bar Admissions

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


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

Criminal Law

10 years 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 years 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 years of civil trials and criminal trials. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.


  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 2001-Present
  • American Bar Association, 2001-Present
  • PA Association Defense Lawyers, 2001-Present
  • Joe is a pitbull in the court room. He will fight for your rights and he will win. He is the greatest DUI attorney. This man will fight, fight, fight until he wins. He is worth every penny.

    — Rachel Stevens

  • Joe is the best around. I would recommend him to any and everyone! I don't know what I would do with out his help. I was referred to him and was skeptical because he was like "Nope, we're gonna fight it". I had no idea how we could possible win and he did it! I wouldn't believe it... everyone in the court room was like, "Man, how much did u pay for him?" Worth every penny and more! Saved my life and career.

  • The best DUI lawyer in Philly, hands down. Look No Further! He is The Real Deal.

    — John Rdesinski

  • Joe is the best out! No questions. He saved my life and restored the fight mentality, which the system tried to rob from me. WE WON! Best DUI lawyer & reasonable cost. Can't go wrong, believe!

    — IW

  • Tom makes you feel like the only person in the room, even if you are in a very large crowd. If you have a concern about your case, he will always take the time to talk to you and give you an honest assessment of where things stand.

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