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John Eugene Kelly

also known as John Kelly

About me

John Kelly is an attorney you will trust the moment you meet him.  From his approachable disposition to his knowledge and expertise, Mr. Kelly has become the go to attorney in his areas of practice.  John has honed his skills as a trial attorney and successfully litigated several jury trials.  With his skillful negotiation coupled with true compassion for clients, Mr. Kelly is a rising star in his field. 


Mr. Kelly started his career at the Nebraska Attorney General's Office in 2004 where he worked closely with the Attorney General.  During law school he clerked at the Douglas County Attorney's Office in Omaha, Nebraska.  Upon graduation from Creighton University College of Law in 2006, Mr. Kelly moved to Arizona and accepted an appointment as a Deputy County Attorney at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.  during his four and a half years at the County Attorney's Office, Mr. Kelly litigated a high case load of serious felony and misdemeanor offenses including several felony jury trials.  The majority of his time was spent in the major crimes Repeat Offender Program Bureau where he litigated complex cases involving serious felony offenders charged with multiple offenses.  During this time, Mr. Kelly gained valuable trail experience and was able to take a large variety of cases to trial.  Mr. Kelly's primary focus is Personal Injury and Criminal Defense in City and State Courts.  Mr. Kelly is an active member of the Arizona State Bar and licensed to proactice law in State and Federal courts in Arizona. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 24%
    8 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 24%
    10 years
  3. Car Accident: 24%
  4. DUI & DWI: 23%
    10 years
  5. Dog Bite: 5%



Contingent (15-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Libby Hougland Banks

    John is a good lawyer, and so easy to talk to. You won't go wrong hiring him if you need a personal injury attorney!


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  • Andrew John Bernhard

    I endorse this lawyer. John Kelly has a great reputation in both criminal defense and personal injury matters. Well regarded by his peers. I recommend him.


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Contact info

Kelly Law Team

1 E Washington St, Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ, 85004


NYCurrently registered 201303/13/2015
AZActive 200606/10/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
10 Best Attorney for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorney's2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Invited MemberArizona Federal Court2011
Certificate of MeritCreighton School of Law2006
Dean's ListUniversity of Nebraska2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerKelly Law Team, PLLC2013 - Present
AttorneySuzuki Law Office2011 - 2013
Deputy County Attorney - Major CrimesMaricopa Country Attorney's Ofc2006 - 2011
Law ClerkDouglas County Attorney's Office2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauAccredited2014 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2014 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2014 - 2014
Scottsdale Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2012 - 2012
United States District Court of ArizonaMember2011 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2006 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. J.C.M.Plea offer with just over a year prison
State v. D. J.Probation with no jail
State v. N.C.Not Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kelly Law TeamArizona Personal Injury Blog2014
BNIEducation Coordinator2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Nebraska College of LawBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Oxford UniversityN/AEconomics Study Abroad2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Biltmore BNINetworking for Attorneys2014
ROP Meeting with several police agenciesRepeat Offender Prosecution2010