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Craig Ivan Kelley

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Craig

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  • University of Miami, J.D., 1988
  • University of Florida, B.S., 1985

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1988

Senior partner Craig Kelley has more than 25 years of experience in the following practice areas:

  • Bankruptcy & Asset Protection
  • Debtor and Creditor rights
  • Collections
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Business Sales and Corporate Law
  • Foreclosures
  • Real Estate Law


  • Adjunct professor of bankruptcy and business law at Palm Beach State College since 1989
  • Attained an AV® Preeminent™ Rating through the Martindale-Hubbell® peer review rating system
  • Participating bankruptcy attorney in the AARP Legal Services Network
  • A sought-after speaker and educator on bankruptcy and business educational seminars to banks and other groups
  • Regular contributor of articles for magazines such as “Simply the Best Magazine,” about bankruptcy and asset protection in Florida.

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Craig Ivan Kelley
1665 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd Ste 1000
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401-2109


3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Kadie | August 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Made the bankruptcy process simple and easy. I was always able to contact his office and any answers I needed I was given. Email was always replied to in a timely manner.
Posted by Douglas | October 3, 2014
Great Lawyer
I strongly recommend Mr. Kelly. I have had the pleasure of working alongside him for 7 years where he has been entrusted with a great deal of responsibility. He is consistently pleasant, and takes on all cases with enthusiasm and dedication. Regardless of deadlines or other pressure, Mr. Kelly always delivers
Posted by Ray | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor experience
Mr. Kelly and his firm frequently used an attorney's 4 favorite words when handling my bankruptcy (Bring me more money!); and threatened to intentionally default on answering motions when I was unable to meet their immediate money demands-after I had already paid their standard bankruptcy fees. Gave me weak excuses like 'we're busy attorneys during a pandemic' (I guess they are the only ones in a pandemic?) and refused to cooperate with me in any way on a payment arrangement. Refused all requests to account for monies I paid their office in addition to the bankruptcy; and I had to hire other counsel because of their lack of cooperation and poor excuses. I wouldn't let this firm ever represent me again for any reason.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Palm Beach State College
  • 1989 - Present


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985


  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • N/A
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court
  • Past President
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in Florida
  • Legal Network
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016


Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (4)
Endorse Craig
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kelley is a very skilled and conscientious advocate. He is prompt and clear in his communication."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. A contributor to the legal community and a real asset to the bar in general."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Kelley is an excellent business and bankruptcy attorney. We were on opposite sides of a hotly contested matter, but Craig's professionalism, good nature, and respect for my client, genuinely helped move the parties towards a resolution. His knowledge, skills, and command of bankruptcy law are the best I've found in Florida."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Craig is a dedicated, skilled, hard working bankruptcy attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is a top-notch attorney and I endorse him without any reservation. He works hard for his clients and is attuned and attentive to their needs. He is my "go to" person on any sort of Florida bankruptcy or foreclosure issue."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney for all areas of Bankruptcy including Foreclosure, Litigation and Business Law. His dedication to his firm and clients speaks exceedingly of his character."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Craig for all bankruptcy issues. He has both the experience and talent to deal with the most difficult matters. Craig is without a doubt one of the top bankruptcy attorneys in South Florida."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig's professional qualifications speak volumes about expertise. That would be enough reason to endorse him, but he is also very committed to providing his clients with exceptional service."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very experienced and knowledgeable. He has helped my clients on various referrals."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for all bankruptcies, not just Chapter 13. Do not let his rating in October 2014 influence you, it just means that he has started to participate in Avvo. Craig has been practicing in Bankruptcy for decades and it is his passion, representing both debtors and creditors. He know more about BKC than many other lawyers have forgotten. Craig is a true scholar of bankruptcy law and a very effective litigator in court. He knows the tendencies of the judges and the judges know and respect him. Highly qualified."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Mr. Kelley for his expertise representing both Debtors and Creditors in Chapter 11 cases."
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West Palm Beach Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Craig Ivan Kelley
Craig Ivan Kelley
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL
Licensed for 34 years
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