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Mary Frances Kelly

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Mary F. Kelly, a founding member of Kelly and Knaplund, has practiced family law in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and New York counties since 1978. Her achievements in the legal community include service as a charter member of the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, which advocates for court reform in the family law arena, and she currently is a member of the Ninth Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee.

She loves hiking and has climbed peaks in Ecuador, Tanzania (Mt. Kilimanjaro), Switzerland, Italy and the Adirondacks. She is a devoted member of two choral groups, the Hudson Valley Singers and the New York City Bar Chorus. 

Mary F. Kelly has demonstrated the highest standards of legal ability as a collaborative divorce lawyer and family law attorney for over thirty-two years. Her practice stands as a hallmark of her integration of public service, traditional litigation skills, and contemporary dispute resolution models.


Practice Areas


  1. Matrimonial Law: 70%
    35 years
  2. Family: 15%
    35 years
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 5%
  4. Estate Planning: 5%
  5. Real Estate: 5%


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Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Kelly and Knaplund

399 Knollwood Road
Suite 220
White Plains, NY, 10603


NYCurrently registered 197203/13/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ChairState of New York Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District1998
PresidentWomen's Bar Association of the State of New York1986
PresidentWestchester Women's Bar Association1982
MemberNYS Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for ChildrenN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerKelly & Knaplund1983 - Present
PartnerBellamy Blank Goodman Kelly Ross & Stanley1973 - 1975
AssociateWillkie, Farr & Gallagher1970 - 1973
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Westchester Women's Bar AssociationCo-Chair, Past Presidents Committee2010 - Present
Women's Bar Association of the State of New YorkPast President1987 - Present
Women's Bar Association of the State of New YorkMember1980 - 1986
Westchester County Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Westchester Women's Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMemberN/A
New York Association for Collaborative ProfessionalsMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/AJ.D.1971
College of New RochelleN/AB.A.1965