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About me

I deeply reget that so many people see my profession in a bad light because all too many people wait far too long to call an attorney and it is then too late to solve the problem.


My interest in the law as a way to make my living was kindled when I entered police work 36 years ago. I finally gave in and went to night law school in my forties. I've intentional stayed "small" so that I can actually be involved with my clients rather than seeing them as billable hours. I'm an avid baseball fan and enjoy spending time with my five grandchildren.


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Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 67%
    18 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%



Hourly ($200-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • James Coy Driscoll

    I have known Bill Kelly for more than 18 years. He is a very intelligent and dedicated lawyer. We have worked together on a number of matters and his insights both as to legal issues and human nature are invaluable. I highly recommend his professional services.


    James Driscoll Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of William J. Kelly

1511M Sycamore Avenue
Hercules, CA, 94547-1770


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ASL Construction1997 - Present
N/ASan Francisco Institutional Police Officers' Associationus1997 - Present
N/ACMA Consulting2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Johnston v CoughlinMy client recovered $150K
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Publication nameTitleDate
Coldwell Banker NewsletterWhy to not just walk away when you can't pay the mortgage.2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Francisco Law SchN/AlawN/A