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Mr. Kelly is an experienced and successful personal and business advisor.  His experience includes the representation of individuals and business clients. He advises clients in the purchase and sale of businesses, residential and commercial real estate, and negotiation of various contracts. He also advises clients with regard to estate planning and administration and elder law issues.

When the need arises, Mr. Kelly is an experienced civil litigator, particularly in the areas of chancery and estate litigation. Mr. Kelly has handled complex corporate and commercial matters; defamation cases, and civil rights cases. He has successfully defended negligence and product liability cases, insurance coverage disputes, and has prevailed in plaintiff's personal injury cases in both New York and New Jersey. He also has substantial expertise in commercial and residential land use projects and government law, interacting with all levels of government. Over the years he has also served as attorney to several municipalities, most recently the Township of Saddle brook.

Mr. Kelly is a graduate of Fordham University and Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a member of the Legislative Law Journal. Before practicing law, Mr Kelly was the former Law Secretary to Honorable Kevin M. O'Halloran, Presiding Judge, Superior Court, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Bergen County and Assignment Judge Peter Ciolino.

Judges of the New Jersey Superior Court have appointed Mr. Kelly to serve and assist the court on complex legal matters, including Plenary and Emergency Medical Guardianships. In addition he has served as an Arbitrator in the New Jersey Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Program. He has been appointed as Boundary Dispute Commissioner and Condemnation Commissioner in various Superior Court matters, is Legal Counsel to the Land Use Board of the Borough of Bogota, and sits as Judge of the Municipal Court of New Milford.

Mr. Kelly is an Adjunct Professor at Bergen Community College. Mr. Kelly has also lectured at seminars presented by the National Business Institute; the Institute for Paralegal Education; the New Jersey State Foundation Speakers Bureau, and for clients.

A former Councilman of the Borough of New Milford, Mr. Kelly continues to be involved in his community and various pro bono publico programs. He has served as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Emergency Task Force. He is a member of the Bergen County Bar Foundation.

Mr. Kelly is also fluent in Spanish.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    23 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    25 years
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
    18 years
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
    25 years



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  • Glenn R Reiser

    Kevin is an excellent attorney who is dedicated to serving his clients. I recently had the privilege of working together with Kevin in a hotly contested litigation matter. He is responsive and knowledgeable. I hope to have the opportunity of working together with Kevin again in the years to come.


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Contact info

Kelly, Kelly & Marotta & Lafferty, LLC

25 East Spring Valley Road
Suite 320
Maywood, NJ, 07607-2158


NYCurrently registered 199203/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberKelly Kelly Marotta & Lafferty, LLC2009 - Present
Judge, Municipal CourtBorough of New Milford2009 - Present
Adjunt ProfessorBergen Community College2004 - Present
Board AttorneyJoint Land Use Board Borough of Bogota1998 - Present
PartnerKelly Kelly Marotta2001 - 2009
PartnerHerten Burstein Sheridan Cevasco Bottinelli & Litt1993 - 2001
AssociateBreslin & Higgins and Zimmerer, Esqs.1991 - 1993
Law ClerkHonorable Kevin M. O'Halloran.1990 - 1991
Law ClerkHonorable Peter Ciolino1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bergen County Bar FoundationTrustee2007 - Present
New Jersey Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration ProgramArbitrator2000 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Bergen County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
District IIA, Supreme Court Ethics CommitteeChairman2007 - 2011
New Jersey Supreme Court, Fee Arbitration CommitteeChairman2004 - 2008
New Jersey State Foundation, Speakers BureauMember2000 - 2002
New Jersey State Bar Association, Emergency Task ForceMember1998 - 2000
Bergen County Legal Services, Inc.,Trustee1997 - 2001
Justice Morris Pashman, American Inn of CourtMember1992 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Metro Assets I, LLC v. Planning Bd. of Borough of RidgefieldDecision in favor of Mr. Kelly's client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Fordham UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Understanding Civil CommitmentsCivil Commitments2010