|MO||Good Standing, Active||1999||07/01/2017|
|KS||Authorized to practice law||1996||04/01/2017|
|Attorney||The Kelly Law Firm L.L.C.||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kansas Bar Association||N/A||1995 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||N/A||1995 - Present|
|Washburn University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Kansas State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1993|
Posted by Lisa
Melissa is EXCELLENT! She is caring, understanding, and passionate about helping her clients! She does her job well and the results have been very positive. I appreciate that she is prompt in responding to me and keeps me up to date on the progress of my case. I am so glad that she is my attorney; I do not know where we would be without her!
Posted by Charlie
Melissa is the best! She knows the law and procedures so well that she has consistently come up with great, effective options/assets/cards to play at every turn, more than any other attorney I've even heard of.
But more than that, she is discerning. She looks before she leaps. She will analyze a situation closely and with patience, noting its idiosyncrasies before jumping to rash actions. She has kept me from doing things that might have won a battle but very possibly lost the war multiple times. She won't make you look flaky by trying far-fetched or thinly-rooted strategies and just hoping the court will buy it (or that the other side will be cowed into relenting), the way some attorneys do. When she makes a move, it is on solid ground.
I guess I should also say that Melissa's first and favored option seems to be to cooperate with the other side and come up with a mutually acceptable agreement at the least possible expense and with the least possible destructive battling - which is admirable and of course desirable. My situation didn't offer that option, but she did try that avenue first and give it more than a couple of chances to take hold.
Melissa was my 3rd attorney on my initial case - in which I was in bad, bad shape - and she turned the whole thing around to a point that the ultimate judgment gave me even more than I was asking. The other side appealed, and Melissa defeated that very quickly and decisively. The other side came at us again with another case, and Melissa handled that wonderfully too. In the end, the other side settled with an agreement that was even more solid legally than our initial situation, and was on better terms than I probably should have even hoped for when it started.
Melissa is the best!!
Posted by Nathan
Melissa Kelly conducts her law practice with integrity, competence, courtesy, responsiveness, and professionalism.
1, Ms. Kelly listens well to her clients, advises what she can and cannot provide, and acts promptly. Since our first consultation, she has quickly understood which legal options were available to me and proceeded directly on the option that we agreed together to pursue. She does not deviate from her agreement with the client. And during no part of the case has she wasted time with small talk.
2. In every engagement, Ms. Kelly has demonstrated the utmost respect to me in addition to keeping focus on my case. Actions with the court and me were consistently timely and complete.
3. Ms. demonstrated for me integrity with honesty. She not only fought for her client but also fought for her principles for doing the right thing.
Mark Rohrbaugh, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Melissa for many years and had the pleasure of woking with her on Family Law cases over the years. I find her to be kind as a person as well as skillful and effective as a lawyer. I would recommend her to anyone.