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Jeffrey Branan Kelly

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Dalton, GA

4.3   17 reviews

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My practice is exclusively focused on consumer bankruptcy.  We offer free consulations to anyone who thinks they may need our services.  We are not a bankruptcy mill.  We are extremely selective in the type of bankruptcy cases we take.  Our focus is on consumers.  We do not take business cases nor do we ever represent creditors.  I try hard to find ways for people to avoid bankruptcy when we can.  The reason I do this is because when a person leaves my office I want them to know that I have been 100 percent honest with them and have given them what I believe to be the best legal advice.  I hope that when someone meets with me and we find a way for them to avoid filing.......I hope that person will send me referrals.  Almost half of my clients come to my office through referrals.    When we file a case,  my staff treats our clients with care and respect.  I personally review and personally file every case that is filed in my office.  I personally attend all chapter 13 meeting of creditors and all confirmation hearings.  I hire other attorneys to attend the Chapter 7 meeting of creditors because it is not possible for me to do so with my schedule. 

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Licensed for 24 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Office of Jeffrey B. Kelly, P.C.
100 N. Selvidge St.
Dalton, GA, 30720
Law Office of Jeffrey B. Kelly, P.C.
1491 Merchants Drive
Dallas, GA, 30132-5080
Law Office of Jeffrey B. Kelly, P.C.
1202 North Tennessee Street
Suite 102
Cartersville, GA, 30120-2156
Law Office of Jeffrey B. Kelly, P.C.
100 North Selvidge Street
Dalton, GA, 30720
Law Office of Jeffrey B. Kelly, P.C.
125 Town Park Drive
Kennesaw, GA, 30144
Law Office of Jeffrey B. Kelly, P.C.
2470 Wendy Hill Road
Marietta, GA, 30067
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Posted by William | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second Chance
This law office was extremely supportive and not judgemental . This is something know one wants to go through but they made the process simple. I have a second chance to better my family and we are now able to look to the future without being scared. Thank you from the Smith Family in Woodstock Ga
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped with bankrupt case.
Went for consultation about bankruptsy and hired this firm after consulting with associate. They made us feel at ease and walked us through the process.
Posted by Nikki | October 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Will Harper and his team were amazing at guiding us thru the stressful bankruptcy process. Our questions were always answered timely and Will’s kindness and patience were very much appreciated!
Posted by David | August 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent customer service
We didn't qualify for Chapter 7 and the lawyer sat with us and showed us how we could pay off over $135,000 in 50 months with Chapter 13. The trustee told us were told we were not going to be able to keep our vehicles. Mr. Kelley called us directly and told us he was going to work in having us keep our vehicles; and we did. Every time I had a question if it wasn't answered immediately, an appointment was scheduled with our designated lawyer. Calls were returned at the appointment time! Staff was friendly.
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Posted by Karen | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Law Practice w/compassion
From the very first consultation to every office meeting or phone meeting, this law firm has been most helpful during such a stressful time in the lives of my husband and I. Our case had several unique issues that required expert advice and handling. Jeff’s office always responded timely to our concerns and explained everything in a thorough manner without being condescending. We were shown compassion in the midst of our difficulties that allowed us to have hope for our future. We hold them in the highest regard and will recommend them to anyone facing financial difficulty.
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Posted by Whitney | February 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can't say enough great things about this team!!
Thanks so much to Jeffrey Kelly and his staff for making this such an easy experience. They were so helpful from the first phone call till the discharge. We like many other people had our concerns and fears about bankruptcy but Mr. Kelly put all those fears at ease the first time we met with him. We had a lot of questions and he was very patient and explained everything so well to us!! We would defiantly recommend this law office to anyone who is in need of a bankruptcy lawyer. We can not say enough good things about this team!
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Posted by Danny | June 11, 2015
Professional Worry Free Experience
Jeffrey Kelly delivers professional assistance without preconceived judgments or prejudice toward personal situation. Offer friendly advice and timely information regarding the intricate steps required to maneuver through the bankruptcy process. Our experience has been worry free and in good hands.
Posted by Caleb | May 5, 2015
Bankruptcy
Jeff and his staff were totally on top of the entire process. I received numerous mails soliciting my business due to a civil court case that was posted. Jeff's letter, along with a handwritten remark on the letter, caught my attention. Once contact was made via email and then phone, a face-to-face was booked within the week. The entire process took less than one month (which included a holiday). He told me what to expect from the first day forward and he was exactly right with his details. He and his Firm made a very difficult, embarrassing, and painful process turn into a very professional and compassionate experience. I worked with him through his Rome office and would definitely recommend him to any of my family, friends and co-workers should the need ever arise.
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Posted by Kim | May 4, 2015
extremely helpful, kind and friendly
started off as just a random live chat with one of their associated, who took my information and told me one of their Lawyers would call me back, I received a call from Jeff on time and with all the information I needed to help me thru my situation, He was extremely helpful, very friendly and very sincere. It was really nice to know some one cared enough to help me even though I would not be using their services.. THANK YOU
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Posted by April | April 30, 2015
Excellent law office
Jeff answered all of mine & my husbands questions during our first visit. Anytime we have had an questions, someone from his office is always very quick to respond. Everyone in the firm is very friendly and helpful.
Posted by Toby M. | April 15, 2015
Great law office to work with!
Jeff Kelly's office helped me greatly when I high rock bottom. His staff is very knowledgeable, understanding, and compassionate. Filing bankruptcy seemed like an overwhelming task, however Jeff and his team were very helpful in walking me through every detail. His staff is very kind and are generally great people to work with.
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Posted by Jennetta | February 16, 2015
Really knowledgeable staff
I had been going through a really bad spot. Contacted Mr Kellys office they helped resolve my problem in one afternoon and I have to add Mr Kelley contacted me very quickly. You never know what kind of situation life will throw at you, but I am grateful for Mr Kelly, Mr Deets and his whole staff they were great. Kelly did help.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2010
Jonathan Jackson
All members of Jeff Kelly's team were professional, courteous, and respectful throughout the entire process. They were quick to respond and offered easy to understand and follow directions and guidance. I strongly recommend this group.
Posted by John | February 15, 2010
Bankruptcy advice in Georgia
Mr. Kelly was most helpful to me with his bankruptcy advice. I'd recommend others talk with him too.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
my case was dismissed
The attorney I met with said I made too much for chapter 7 but could file chapter 13. He initially told me my payment would be around $550/ month, however, by the time we filed it was almost double that... this should have been red flag 1. Red flag 2 was no one went over any of the creditors that sent in filings. I looked at the list and didn't recognize half the accounts being paid on. I was told after the fact there was nothing I could do. Covid happened and we ended up having to move and my wife had to get a different vehicle. Our rent increased $700 per month & her car payment was $400. We were somehow expected to maintain that payment. Literally no help from them. I fell behind twice as we simply don't make enough to cover bills, kids college, etc. I found out my case was dismissed, not from my attorney but from a letter from a different lawyer. Once they got their $6,000 they were no where to be found.
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Posted by David | February 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Never Called At The Scheduled Time
Called yesterday and set up a phone consultation for 10:30am this morning. Received a reminder text this morning. Then nobody called. Now 2 hours later and still no call. Not a good start. This is a big difference compared to the consultation I had yesterday with Roderick H Martin & Associates who not only called me personally, but called me at 5pm which I'm sure was the end of his day, answered all of my questions thoroughly, never rushed me and was kind, courteous and extremely helpful. I will be going with his firm instead.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2015
Stay Away
I met with Mr. Kelly to file Chapter 7. He assured me everything would be fine,. Not true. After initial meeting I could never get a return call from him. I finally went back to the office but was told he was "working from home". Office staff never offered to help me or take a message. Felt like I interrupted their "party".
Response from Jeffrey Kelly April 23, 2015
Please note there is no name associated with this review. I don't believe it is real. I have spoken with my staff and no one recalls any interaction as described above. I have not spoken with any dissatisfied clients recently and I'm not aware of any issues with any Chapter 7 case.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Fuller and McKay
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • R. Jeffrey Field and Associates
  • 1998 - 2002

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Columbia College (Columbia, MO)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10% in the USA
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Publications

  • Self published
  • Guide to Bankruptcy in Georgia
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Dalton GA Meeting
  • Christianity and the Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (18)
Endorse Jeffrey
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have spoken frequently to Jeff. I know he and his team are very experienced and are eager and able to help."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is very knowledgeable and will get excellent results for you."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We are member of the same lawyer educational group. He is a valuable member of that group."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of bankruptcy and debt relief. Always willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Jeff because of his professionalism, compassion and knowledge of bankruptcy. If you are considering bankruptcy in Georgia meet with Jeff. You will be so glad you did!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is a fabulous Bankruptcy lawyer. I have gotten to know Jeff though a Lawyer Mastermind Group that continually strives to find new and better ways to serve our clients with excellence and achieve their objectives. I can wholeheartedly recommend Jeff for anyone experiencing debt problems! He is the real deal!"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Jeff from a legal mastermind group we are both members of. We meet each week to discuss ways to better serve our clients. Through our weekly meetings I have learned that Jeff truly cares about the well being of his clients and enjoys helping them get a fresh financial start. He is an outstanding bankruptcy lawyer and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure to get to know Jeff personally through our professional organization. Jeff is an awesome bankruptcy attorney that truly cares about his clients and working to maximize their outcome. Even though I am in Arizona, I would not hesitate to contact him if any of my clients needed bankruptcy advice."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I have the honor of belonging to an ultra-exclusive (Top 25 Nationwide) attorney mastermind with Jeffrey that meets regularly in person. Jeffrey is an accomplished bankruptcy attorney who really gets results for his clients. He advises and mentors other bankruptcy attorneys from all over the country. His command of the law is amazing! If you live in Georgia and are in need of any kind of bankruptcy advice, do yourself a favor and meet with Jeffrey. You will be glad you did!"
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is hardworking and dedicated to helping his clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Other
"I strongly endorse Jeffrey to handle all bankruptcy related matters in Georgia. I recently had the opportunity to speak to Jeffrey at length about bankruptcy law and concern with delivering outstanding services to his clients. If you are in need of a bankruptcy attorney in Georgia, you would be wise to stop your search and make it your mission to hire Jeffrey Kelly. You'll be glad you did."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the honor being in a mastermind with Jeffrey. He is a compassionate and aggressive advocate for client's fresh start through bankruptcy. If you live in Georgia and are considering bankruptcy to save your home or stop the creditors form calling, talk to Jeffrey. You will be glad you did."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey is much more than THE BEST bankruptcy attorney in his community. He is a leader in bankruptcy on a national level. I have personally witnessed him advising and mentoring other bankruptcy attorneys from all over the country. His command of U.S. bankruptcy law is truly amazing!"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. He's a family man who treats his clients like family from the beginning to the end of their case. He truly cares about his practice and I wish him the utmost success!"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeff Kelly for many years as a colleague practicing bankruptcy law in the Northern District of Georgia. Jeff is my "go to" resource for bankruptcy representation in Rome, Georgia and I encourage any potential bankruptcy filer in the Rome district to call him. Jeff also publishes an excellent web site and blog at kellycanhelp.com which provides an excellent overview of the bankruptcy process."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Other
"Jeff is a very detail oriented attorney. He has worked virtual miracles for clients and always has their best interest in mind. I would feel confident in referring friends or family members to him if they needed help with bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a knowledgeable, hard-working bankruptcy attorney. He represents his clients with great dedication. I have known Jeff for over 20 years and readily endorse him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeff is a competent and hard working attorney who provides quality service to his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is my #1 source for consumer bankruptcy referrals. Client care and quality of service are high priorities for him, and his knowledge of bankruptcy law is superior in the communities he serves."
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