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Albert L. Kelley graduated cum laude from Florida State University College of Law in 1989 and is a member of the Florida Bar’s Entertainment and Sports Law Division. Since 1995, Albert has operated the premier law practice in Key West, Florida in the areas of copyright, trademark, and entertainment law, along with a concentration in business, corporate, and contract law. Al served as adjunct professor for St. Leo University in their Business Administration program, teaching numerous courses in business, employment and administrative law and for six years, he wrote a weekly business law column. Albert was also an annual panelist at the Florida State University College of Law’s "Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Symposium" during 2004-05, and spoke at the Jacksonville Film Festival in 2007.

In 2002, Albert planned, developed and produced an award -winning video biography of Capt. Tony Tarracino, internationally known saloon owner, gambler, charter boat captain, gun runner and Mayor of Key West who was the subject of Jimmy Buffett’s song "Last Mango In Paris". In 2003, Albert, along with magazine publisher Shirrel Rhoades formed several entertainment driven companies, including R/R Media, LLC, a media-co-ordinating company, Talmadge Studios, LLC, a film and television production company, and Gee Whiz Entertainment, LLC, a film production company.

Albert’s name appears in the credits to numerous films, including "Capt. Tony’s Key West" (Capt. Tony Productions, LLC), "Key West City of Colors" (Talmadge Studios), "End of the Road" (William Selesnick Productions, LLC), "Cross Bones" (Pop Art Film Factory), and the Fantasy Fest documentary series from 2004-2007 (Talmadge Studios, LLC/Gee Whiz Entertainment). Albert has also produced several private films as well including coverage of Capt. Tony’s 90th Birthday celebration and a Tribute to Judge Richard Payne.

Albert L. Kelley, P.A. serves as legal counsel for the world’s largest offshore powerboat race promoter as well as museums, art galleries, entertainers, artists, writers, television stations, and newspapers.


Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 33%
  2. Entertainment: 28%
  3. Contracts: 20%
  4. Litigation: 10%
  5. Intellectual Property: 9%



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

926 Truman Ave
Key West, FL, 330406431


FLMember in Good Standing199006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's Pro Bono Service AwardFlorida Bar Association2009
Circuit Civil Court MediatorSupreme Court of Florida2008
Member of Trial BarFederal Court for Southern District of Florida1994
Member of Trial BarFederal Court for the Middle District of Florida1994
Segei Horiuchi AwardUnited States Junior Chamber of Commerce1993
Tommy Thompson AwardFlorida Junior Chamber of Commerce1993
National Write-Up AwardUnited States Junior Chamber of Commerce1992
State Write-up AwardFlorida Junior Chamber of Commerce1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Certified Circuit Court MediatorAlbert L Kelley2008 - Present
President/OwnerAlbert L. Kelley, P.A.1995 - Present
ColumnistKey West City Paper2003 - 2005
ColumnistKey West Citizen Newspaper1999 - 2002
Adjunct ProfessorSt. Leo University1998 - 2001
AssociateBrowning, Guller and Associates1989 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Key West Art and Historical SocietyN/A2006 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Florida State University Alumni AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Phi Delta Phi Honor SocietyN/A1988 - Present
Monroe County Career Service CouncilChairman1997 - 1999
Key West JayceesPresident1993 - 1995
Florida Keys Youth ClubPresident1993 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
American Express v William O'ConnorDismissed
Hogfish Bar and GrillRegistered
Lazy Dog Adventures, LLCRegistered
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Publication nameTitleDate
Absolutely Amazing eBooksBasics of Business Law2014
KonkLifeBusiness Law-weekly column2014
Key West ClassifiedsBusiness Law- weekly column2005
Key West City PaperBusiness Law- weekly column2004
Key West City PaperBusiness Law- weekly column2003
Key West CitizenBusiness Law 101 - weekly column2002
Key West CitizenBusiness Law 101- weekly column2001
Key West CitizenBusiness Law 101- weekly column2000
Key West CitizenBusiness Law 101- weekly column1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawN/AJuris Doctor (with Honors)1989
University of South FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Edison Community CollegeEmergency Medical TechnologyAS1983
Edison Community CollegeN/AAA1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monroe County Bar AssociationThe Art of the Trademark2007
2007 Jacksonville Film FestivalCreative Financing2007
3rd Annual Entertainment Arts & Sports Industry ConferenceFilm Production/Licensing2005
FSU 2nd Annual Entertainment Arts & Sports Industry ConferenceCopyright, Licensing and Trademarks2004