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Brendan Michael Kelly

About me

I have been a criminal defense attorney for well over 23 years.  When I'm not in court I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids.  I am a Deacon in the Catholic Church, a Boy Scout leader and enjoy hiking, biking and Rugby.  I like to offer free legal advice to help you understand the case and normally answer my own phone.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    25 years, 470 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    25 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    25 years, 5 thousand cases
  4. Child Support: 10%
  5. Child Custody: 10%



Hourly ($160-220/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Julie Fowler

    I always recommend Brendan when I have a client or friend that has a criminal matter in Eastern Nebraska or Western Iowa. He fights hard and gets the best deals from prosecutors as they know he is willing and able to succeed at trial. I endorse this lawyer.


    Julie Fowler Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kelly is one of the finest attorneys in his state. I highly recommend his legal services.


    Howard Lewis Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Fowler & Kelly Law, L.L.P.

1904 Farnam Street,
Suite 101
Omaha, NE, 68102


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo.com2015
Certificate in NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing MethodsMountain State Accident Reconstruction & Investigations, LLC2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFowler & Kelly Law, L.L.P.2015 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Brendan M. Kelly, P.C.2005 - 2015
Deputy State Public DefenderColorado Public Defender1992 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iowa Bar - Family and Juvenile LawMember2014 - Present
Iowa Bar - Criminal SectionMember2014 - Present
Iowa Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Omaha Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2008 - Present
Nebraska State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationMember2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1992 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember1992 - 2009
Iowa Bar - General PracticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Possesssion of Weapon by prior offenderNot Guilty all charges
Dui 2nd offenseDismissed at motions
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Publication nameTitleDate
CriminalDefenseLawyer.comFighting a Criminal Prosecution after Serving Jail Time2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Metropolitan State College of DenverHotel and Restaurant ManagementBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handling First DUI CaseDriving Under the Influence2011
Elementary School Court VisitDouglas County Court System2010