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Scott Allen Kelly

DUI and DWI Attorney at Lima, OH

4.4   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%

    18 years, 13,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    40%

    18 years, 10,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Automobile accidents, personal injury, protection orders

    18 years, 2,500 cases

Scott Kelly focuses his practice on criminal and civil litigation. He has litigated criminal defense, OVI (DUI), personal injury, protection order, and other civil litigation cases in trial courts throughout Ohio as well as in Ohio’s district courts of appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court, the US Federal District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, and the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Scott is actively involved in several fraternal and charitable organizations in Shelby County, and is especially proud of his work as an elder at Sidney First Presbyterian Church. Scott is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Shelby County Bar Associations, and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Scott is a lifelong resident of Shelby County, Ohio. He is a graduate of Houston High School in Houston, Ohio. Scott attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky where he graduated magna cum laude with double majors in history and religion. Scott earned his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

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Location

Roberts & Kelly, LLP
124 West North St.
Lima, OH, 45801
Roberts & Kelly, LLP
118 North Main Avenue
Sidney, OH, 45365
Roberts & Kelly, LLP
10 North Market St.
Troy, OH, 45373
Roberts & Kelly, LLP
620 South Broadway
Greenville, OH, 45331
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I hired Mr. Kelly for my criminal case that went before a jury and it ended with me being found unanimously not guilty on both offenses. Mr. Kelly presented himself with a professional confidence that the jury respected! I would recommend Mr. Kelly to anyone in need of an excellent attorney. He was worth every dollar and saved me a considerable amount of money by being found not guilty.
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Posted by Eric | June 29, 2022
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The Best Protection Order Lawyer
Scott did a fantastic job from the consultation, communication, and the trial. He was very transparent and more than fair on the billing. He hammered the defendant on the stand and won this for my family. He put his heart and soul in his work which is something you don't find in a lawyer. We will use him in every case in his field if any shall come for the in the future. Scott deserves a 10 rating on this site he beat opposing counsel with a higher Avvo rating. Thank you Scott you deserve this review.
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Posted by Keith | July 1, 2019
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Great lawyer
Hired Scott Kelly for my ovi and he did a great job even got it reduced to a reckless operation
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney I have had
I've had to hire several attorneys for my criminal cases over the years and Scott Kelly is by far the best I have had. He answered my calls and texts right away. I was in a tight spot and he was honest with me about what he could help me with and what he couldn't. At the end of the day the outcome was far better than what everyone else told me to expect.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2018
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Great DUI Attorney
I had an OVI charge. It was not my first. Scott got my OVI to go away and got my license back. I can't believe how good of a job he did. I send eveyone I know to Scott. He's the man
Posted by Denny | March 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Very respectful and understanding first time dealing with a lawyer made it very easy and quick for me would highly recommend and the price that he gives is very good for his high quality work
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2018
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Criminal Matter
I owe my career and possibly my freedom to Scott and the job he did on my case. In court he was extremely knowledgeable and confident. It is hard to express with words how happy I am with his performance in court and the outcome of my case. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Upfront honesty
Mr. Kelly and his staff were an excellent choice for our son's OVI case. From the very beginning, Scott explained the legal process and how each of the options he had could play out. His fees were beyond fair and always answered our emails or phone calls promptly. My son's outcome would not have been attainable with Scott's representation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2017
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criminal matter
Mr. Kelly did a very good job with my criminal matter. He was there when i needed him.
Posted by Allyson | October 13, 2016
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Civil Case
We had an ongoing neighbor issue that resulted into needing an attorney. We felt wrongly accused and didn't know where to turn. After meeting with Scott we could tell he was experienced in these types of civil cases. We did not hesitate to hire him! He took the stress of this horrible situation off our shoulders. We were very happy with the outcome of our case. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2016
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DUI and DUS
Scott helped me with my DUI and the DUS that I got while it was pending. He got the DUS dismissed and I had a great result on getting the DUI reduced. Hopefully I will never need Scott for a DUI again, but he would be the first person I would call!
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Hired for OVI Offense
Scott Kelly and his firm are very professional, knowledgable, and organized. They were always curtias, followed up on every court appearance with a reminder and provided me with the information I needed. Scott Kelly himself, is very knowledgeable of the laws and has a good sense of what can become of a case. He was able to lower my charges and sentencing with his plea bargaining ability. He was always able to get me the advice and answers I needed. He was able to work with me on my work schedules and always followed up when I had concerns. I would personally like to thank Scott and would definately recommend Scott Kelly and his firm (including Chris Buccio who had recommended Scott to me due to his expertise in OVI cases) for any OVI cases.
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Posted by Robert | November 6, 2015
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DUI
Scott handled my DUI and he got me a reduction. He was great to work with through the process and was always available for my questions. I would hire him again if needed.
Posted by Mike | October 29, 2015
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Great attorney
I hired Mr. Kelly for a litigation matter and could not be happier. He was unafraid to try this difficult case and knew my case inside out. I can't imagine an attorney doing any better in court.
Posted by Andrew | October 20, 2015
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OVI defense
I had Scott for an OVI defense and ended up with the best possible outcome! He wasn't afraid to try the case and got me through a tough spot. Thanks Scott!
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2014
honest & fought hard for our family!
We had tried previously to gain custody of my step son. Our previous attorney did not win our case for us. It didn't even seem she tried. Mr kelly investigated my step sons situation with his mother & even the company she kept such as her boyfriend. He worked hard & in the end he won our case for us. It is hard for a father to gain custody, but scott did it! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney to work hard for them!
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2011
Recommendation for Scott Kelly
I have required the services of Scott Kelly on two occasions. The most recent, Scott assisted me with my deceased mother’s estate. At all times, Scott was compassionate and always available to answer any questions. My father passed away in 1994, so my mother’s loss was the end of a generation. Scott, and his Paralegal, Rena Jones made me feel as comfortable as they could, all documents were ready when I arrived to review or sign; the entire process was flawless. Scott’s professionalism resulted in a high degree of comfort and confidence during one of the most stressful events in my life. I had never participated in an estate settlement and Scott and Rena were always available at a moment’s notice; either on the phone or via e-mail. Scott and Rena’s direction and assurance resulted in a satisfactory conclusion to the process and I am grateful for their participation. It is comforting to know that I have a resource like Scott Kelly to assist me in any future legal requirements.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2022
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Previous customer
He collected money for his services on time. He did not follow up on my emails I sent in a timely manner and he missed an appointment I made with him. He was impossible to get ahold of on the phone and he told me to enter a plea that changed when I went before the judge. I’ve had to get another attorney going forward in my case
Posted by Bridgette | October 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
civil matter
Spent a lot of time and money on hiring Scott Kelly and then unfortunately finding out that civil cases just aren't his thing! My case wasn't touched for two years before I finally decided to hire another attorney to finish!
Posted by Elizabeth | December 16, 2013
Estate Matter
My father hired Scott about 3 years ago to handle an estate case for my grandma that had passed away. Scott did inform my father that this is his first estate case so bare with him thru the process. At first things were going alright, then things started going slow. Scott started not doing his job, he left his work p to myself and my father to take paperwork here and there to have signed or filled out. And im pretty sure that's the purpose of hiring a lawyer. My grandma had left behind two propertys and my fathers plans was to sell the one property to pay off the other property well that's the opposite of what Scott had done. We ended up having to sell the property we wanted to keep and that was supposed to pay off the other property so we didn't lose it. And it didn't. So now like i said about 3 years later our only property we have left is up for sheriff sale . Why?? Cause Scott Kelly didn't do his job. He doesn't return phone calls or do anything he's supposed to.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Roberts & Kelly, LLP
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • University of Cincinnati
  • law
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Vernon
  • Reduced
  • State v. Fox
  • Charges reduced
  • State v. Taxis
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course
  • Platt and Associates
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • presentation
  • New lawyer training
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (17)
Endorse Scott
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and provides a great service to AVVO users in answering their questions both thoroughly and with great insight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Scott without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his knowledge and integrity in all legal matters."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their commitment and dedication to clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is talented in both procedure and law. If your anywhere near Sidney, OH and have a DUI, this is your attorney of choice. KUDOS"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is extremely knowledgeable in several areas of law including bankruptcy, DUI, probate / estates, and general civil matters. His straightforward and professional approach is respected by his clients, peers, and the judiciary. He epitomizes the motto of Roberts Kelly & Bucio, LLP of "Professional, Courteous, and Respectful Legal Representation.""
Unknown Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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