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Kelly W. Case

Divorce and separation Attorney at Frisco, TX

5.0   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 8 years
    Texas - TX 32 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Kelly

Learn Kelly’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%

    32 years, 100 cases

  2. Child custody
    25%

    32 years, 75 cases

  3. Child support
    15%

    32 years, 50 cases

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

    32 years, 20 cases

I am the former Judge of the 9th Judicial District Court. While serving as Judge, I presided over numerous, large, complex civil and criminal trials. Before taking the bench in 2013, I was a prolific trial have over 2 decades experience in winning trials and I am focused on the best possible outcome for my clients. I won the American Jurisprudence Award in torts and I have represented numerous people especially those holding professional licenses such as pilots, physicians and lawyers. As a former prosecutor, I have been on both sides of the table and know what it takes to negotiate on your behalf to reach the best solution for you. Ultimately, knowing that you have hired a winning trial lawyer, will serve you better in any negotiations. 

 

I focus on helping clients move past the shock and pain of a divorce. The focus should be getting through the process while resolving the issues. Most importantly, I am able to get the help that families need to establish their new "normal."  Divorce is difficult but it doesn't have to be nasty. By working to resolve the case, the parties can swiftly move through their difficulties and seek a resolution to end the conflict. 

 

I hold a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. I bring that same intensity and focus to the courtroom which has led to great success in defending my clients. I thoroughly believe in using the latest technology and experts to assist me in trying cases and make a point of leaving no stone unturned in representing my clients as aggressively as possible. I am a former presiding judge of a district court, assistant district attorney and was responsible for training new assistant district attorneys how to prepare and try their cases while Chief of the Misdemeanor section. 

 

I am licensed in both Georgia And Texas.

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Location

Meriwether & Tharp, LLP
5729 Lebanon Road
No. 130
Frisco, TX, 75034

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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Perfect Initial Consultation
I spoke with Mr Case as part of the initial review of my case that might eventually involve renegotiating a divorce settlement and he provided clear and insightful suggestions regarding how best to go forward. He at no time appeared to be forcing the issue of litigation- in fact recommending against it depending on how my situation might evolve. Should I need ongoing assistance in my dispute he is at the top of my list to be the one to represent me!
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Posted by Stacy | July 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind
I am currently working with Mr. Case on a Personal Injury Auto Accident case. My life has felt like it has been turned upside down due to the stress of all that's involved with an auto accident and the unexpected pain that I have been dealing with. Mr. Case has been very professional and empathetic to me. He has given me peace of mind knowing that I can trust him in the dealings with the insurance companies and medical offices. It is a blessing to know that Mr. Case is my attorney!
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Posted by Ben | July 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Judge Case - Case Law is on *your* side!
Judge Case has taken not only personal responsibility to make sure the referral I sent to him has been represented well, but he has taken a personal interest in her as a person. His staff has been very helpful and kind too! This is a huge deal since we speak to them a great deal. In addition, Judge Case will come to the phone to answer and speak; he does not hold himself too important to speak to anyone. He has connected her with the proper medical care to support her physical healing while he takes care of making her whole in the legal realm. I HIGHLY recommend him.
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Posted by Alice | November 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So thankful that Mr. Case was my attorney!
Working with Mr. Case was truly wonderful. I was dealing with a divorce case two states away and only communicated with him by phone and email. The divorce case was nerve-racking but hiring someone you had never met can be a little scary. After my first conversation with him, I was at peace. He was easy to talk to, caring and a great communicator. He kept me up to date on the progress of the case and responded quickly to any questions or concerns that I had. Because he was so personable, it was easy to trust that he was helping me make the best decisions for myself and my child. I do not think I could have made it through the last months with any other lawyer. He was truly a blessing!
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Posted by Phillip | October 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Charges Dropped
I am glad to say all my criminal charges were dropped. I was looking at 2 counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and possible losing my career and reputation. This was a case were I was wrongfully accused but I wasn't being treated that way. I was devastated and now I'm free....Kelly will complete my divorce case now. Kelly is ready to help you too. Being an ex-Judge you truly understand how he as seen it all.
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Posted by Kathy McIntyre | October 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Impeccable Attorney
After doing much research on attorney's in Montgomery county, I made an appointment with Mr. Case. I had much anxiety about my case's, but from the time I walked into Mr. Case's office he made me feel relaxed, and comfortable. After discussing my case, he explained how he would handle them, and told me not to worry. Mr. Case strives to give you the best outcome, and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2012
Case dismissed in Montgomery County
I contacted Kelly, two days after I was charged with DWI. He set up an appointment the next afternoon to discuss my case. After our conversation I chose to have him represent me in my case. The county and state were slow to provide information that he requested and the case was reset every month for about 6 months. Kelly did not give up and was persistent and finally was able to get the information needed for my case. After not receiving the court date for my license suspension for my refusal to the field sobriety test he was able to get the suspension dismissed, now on to the case with Montgomery County. Once all the information was received I asked him to try for a lesser charge. The DA would not accept that and I made the decision to take the case to trial after Kelly expressed his confidence in winning my case. After the trial date was set Kelly called me with the information my case had been dismissed because they were unable to prove me guilty. I even showed up for the morning session of court one day when we were scheduled for afternoon and I called him and he came right down to meet me. I could not be happier with my choice of having Kelly Case represent me. I highly recommend him as he is very knowledgeable with DWI/DUI laws. Thanks again Kelly.
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Posted by Stacey | January 31, 2012
Good Person, Great Lawyer!
I hired an attorney the day after I got my second DWI, after 3 months of no phone calls, very little contact and only one meeting MOSTLY about his contract, I knew I needed a better one. I did my research and struggled over the choice to even switch so late in the game. I was referred to Mr. Case and after researching him I sent him a short note that I wanted to discuss my case. At 7:45 am the next morning he called me and set an appointment for the same day. When I arrived he was sitting in the lobby waiting on me, instead of having me wait on him. He is proffessional, polite, and understanding. In the first 20 minutes he got more information than my original attorney had in 3 months. He was at a disadvantage from the start because 3 1/2 months had already passed and yet he was able to get all the evidence and documents related to my arrest in little more than 1 month and because of his thourough review of each and every piece of evidence the DA dropped my case after having already offered my other attorney a plea. Mr. Case definitely made my case and the DA responded. More importantly than all of the above, he kept me in the loop on every part of the process with regular emails, copies of documents and motions filed in my behalf. Knowing that I had someone so knowledgable, competent and proffessional on my side gave me the most precious thing i could have asked for during the entire ordeal, peace of mind. When you have alot to lose having the right person on your side makes all the difference in the world. I hope I never need an attorney again but if I do, you can count on one thing, that attorney will be Kelley Case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2011
The top DUI/DWI defense attorney in Montgomery County
Mr. Case was my legal counsel in a recent DWI case, and he went above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome. He was extremely meticulous in preparing my defense, making sure to look at every possible angle and eliminate any loose ends that could be exploited by the prosecution. Mr. Case holds numerous certifications and licenses concerning DUI/DWI counsel, making him one of the most qualified DUI/DWI defense attorney in the region. Case uses his unrelenting work ethic and superior knowledge of the science of DUI/DWI testing methods to secure the best possible outcome for his clients. If you value a clean record, then you need to hire Kelly W. Case as your legal counsel.
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Posted by Royce | October 12, 2011
don't make the mistake of hiring someone else
Kelly represented me on my first ever DWI. However, this was not my first experience with DWI offenses and attorneys since I have been closely involved with DWI defense, on more than one occaision, for a very dear loved one. Let me tell anyone that reads this that they cannot make a better choice of attorney for DWI or any other category of offense, than Kelly Case. It is not just that Kelly is willing to go far beyond what your average plea-em-out attorney is willing, or usually even able, to do, but I believe that he has a moral conviction to do the best for his client. I could write quite a lot of words comparing Kelly to other attorneys but let me offer a counter example. Not very long ago I hired the "dean of Texas DWI attorneys" (he literally "wrote the book") for the defense of my loved one at more than triple the fee. That man sold us out in less than a week. He was not willing to go through discovery to prove the innocence that we assured him of and lied to us about matters of law (overexaggerate the possible consequences of conviction) to "strongarm" my loved one to take the plea. Be on the lookout for his first ever reversal for ineffective assistance of counsel. Kelly, on the other hand, did not flinch or even talk plea deals with the DA as he worked through discovery to gather the evidence to establish my defense. When that evidence was presented to the DA the case was properly dismissed. It is very few in Texas that have, not just the training and experience but, the professional fortitude to work a blood evidence defense for DWI and it is now Kelly Case that I can strongly and wholeheartedly recommend to rely on when you need it. This review is not solicited, is by a client of Kelly's and is a heartfelt testament by someone that has suffered at the hands of lesser attorney's. Don't make the mistake of hiring anyone else other than Mr. Kelly Case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2008
I'm so glad I hired Kelly Case as my lawyer!
I have hired Kelly for two charges in my past. About 4 years ago I hired him on a Poss. of Controlled Substance case back when I was in high school and stupid. He got me out of jail on a PR Bond and he got the charges dismissed! I ended up successfully being on probation for a year in order to get that charge expunged. I also hired Kelly Case later on for two speeding tickets. One was a 50 in a 25 (school zone) and he got that dismissed and I also had a 61 in a 45 which he had got deferred. I had to drive without getting a speeding ticket for I believe it was 60 or 90 days and it would be dismissed. He is a very good lawyer, I've heard he is the best in Montgomery County with DWI and that he is very knowledgeable in the science of it. I have noticed that he is not going to call his clients just to call them and talk, he is very busy which I understand. But as soon as something new with my case came up he promptly contacted me and notified me of it. He always notified me of my court date and sent the reset date via mail so I had it on file also. I have hired him two separate times and I definitely recommend Kelly Case as anyones Lawyer. I trust him to handle anything that may ever occur in my future, legally.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2008
Very genuine defense attorney
Kelly Case and his staff have been extremely helpful and have gone above and beyond the necessary duties to ensure that my case is fairly tried. He is very focused and passionate about what he does and made that more than obvious when I met him. I trust him entirely, and was very happy with my decision to retain Kelly Case once I began to realize how much work and how many hours go into defending even just one case! I've heard about other attorneys who, after you pay them, the only work they really do is just stand there next to you in front of the judge at the courthouse while you plead guilty. Kelly's office kept in contact with me whenever they heard anything from Montgomery County, asked me for witness names and numbers, called all of the witnesses to get official statements, and for my case, even after reviewing the video in detail, his office took the time to also review my arrest video and type of a script up of it to go back over! What was most impressive, were the number of experts (ex: doctors, investigators, psychologists) he actually knew that could help prove my innocence further. I felt very comfortable with having Kelly represent me and trusted him and his office.
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Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Meriwether & Tharp
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Case Law, P.L.L.C.
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Judge
  • 9th Judicial District Court of Texas
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Lawyer
  • Case Law, PLLC
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Lawyer
  • Kelly W. Case, PC
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Galveston County District Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1995
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Education

  • Axion Analytical Lab
  • Forensic Chromatography
  • 2010
  • NHTSA SFST Student Certification
  • 2008
  • Southern Methodist University
  • MCSE
  • 2000
  • Tulane University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • 1986
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Discover Bank v. JP
  • Case dismissed by the Judge at pretrial conference.
  • State v. DK
  • Case dismissed
  • State v. M
  • Dismissed on Pretrial Announcement date.
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Associations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Montgomery County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States Aikido Federation
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2009
  • Black Belt 1st Degree
  • United States Aikido Federation
  • 1995
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • 1989
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Lexis Nexis
  • 1988
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Publications

  • The Defender, (Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • DWI Blood Defense, Part I
  • 2009
  • The Defender, (Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • DWI Blood Defense Part II
  • 2009
  • The Defender, (Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • DWI Blood Defense, Part III
  • 2009
  • How to Choose a Texas DWI Lawyer
  • How to Choose a Texas DWI Lawyer
  • 2008
  • Unknown
  • Ethics for the Criminal Lawyer
  • 2005
  • Galveston County Prosecution Manual
  • Galveston County Prosecution Manual
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2017 DUIDLA Spring Seminar in Austin, Texas
  • A View from the Bench - How to Become a Better Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Top Gun 2012
  • DWI Defense
  • 2012
  • Southern Texas Gas Chromatography
  • DWI Blood Defense
  • 2012
  • Top Gun 2011
  • DWI Blood Search Warrants
  • 2011
  • Galveston County Criminal Lawyers Monthly meeting
  • Blood DWI Defense
  • 2010
  • Top Gun DWI Seminar
  • Blood Draw Procedures and Guidelines
  • 2009
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association CLE Luncheon
  • DWI Blood Draw Defense
  • 2009
  • Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • Plea Negotiations in Capital Murder Cases
  • 2009
  • Montgomery County Criminal
  • Blood draws in DWI Cases
  • 2008
  • Galveston County Criminal Lawyer's September Meeting
  • Blood draws in DUI Cases: Science and Procedure
  • 2008
  • Criminal Trial, Start to Finish
  • Ethically Representing the Criminal Client
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (40)
Endorse Kelly
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly Case is a gifted trial lawyer and a leader in the legal community. I and many of our colleagues routinely seek Kelly's guidance in handling complex cases, especially those involving science. In addition to Kelly's exceptional intelligence and knowledge of many areas of law, Kelly is a formidable presence in the courtroom. I have never seen him back down from a challenge and the results he has obtained in some of the most difficult cases is simply astonishing."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a young lawyer I made sure to watch what Kelly Case was doing in court on his criminal defense cases. He was always on the cutting edge and constantly thinking outside the box on how to best defend his clients. Kelly would pull off miraculous results for his clients in trial despite overwhelming odds. Kelly helped myself and many others be better lawyers. He often contributed by publishing helpful articles and spearheading conferences. He even held a conference on blood alcohol analysis by gas chromatography. I still look to him for advice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly Case has repeatedly impressed me with his mastery of the law, his commitment to his clients, and his commitment to seeing that justice is served. He is known for being an aggressive, competent trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly W. Case is a zealous and effective defender in the courtroom. He has had a great balance in the criminal justice system by having experience as a prosecutor, judge and defense attorney. I definitely endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly Case has been a great example for lawyers in the Montgomery county and Harris county area for many years. His knowledge and skills will be a welcomed addition to the judiciary in Montgomery county. Congratulations, Judge Case!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Case is highly respected in the legal community by his fellow lawyers and former clients. Not only is he experienced and knowledgeable about the law but he truly cares about each of his clients. If you are searching for an aggressive DUI/DWI attorney that will fight for you but who is also compassionate, Attorney Case is the lawyer for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Kelly has the heart of a lion. He is a fighter and warrior who never gives in. He is highly respected and one of the best lawyers that i know. His clients are lucky to have a lawyer of his caliber."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Case is an asset to the criminal defense community. You can trust him to get the best result."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is an amazing lawyer that I learn from regularly. He's not only a passionate and effective lititgator, but he is also very intelligent in all of the various DWI disciplines: breath, blood, DRE, BWI, etc... Many times Kelly si able to win your case without going to trial due to his knowledge of the machines behavior. And if you are lucky enough to go to trial, he is very well respected by the Judges and DAs. Any client would be honored to have him as your attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Case quickly responded to my requests for assistance in a DWI matter and was unhesitant to provide additional assistance."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kelly W. Case for several years through our professional associations and by the fact that he practices law in the region slightly to the west of where I practice law. Kelly W. Case has an excellent reputation for winning advocacy and is considered by his peers to be at the top of his game. If I had a close friend or family member in need of a top lawyer in the field of drunk driving or criminal defense, I would recommend that they employ Kelly W. Case without delay. These are fields of law where hiring the 'right' representative can make a tremendous difference."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is an exceptional lawyer. While most lawyers are satisfied with just knowing the law, Kelly is not. He constantly goes way beyond what is needed to prepare a person's case for court. I met Kelly at the American Chemical Society Forensic Gas Chromotography Course held in Chicago last fall. The course was a very intense five day course that taught us more about gas chromotography than most lab analysts who work in the state crime labs know. There are less than 30 lawyers in the country who have attended this class. Kelly is a ground breaker in the area that he practices. Kelly is the man to hire when facing a DUI charge in Texas."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Case is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, and he has completed some of the most advanced training in the country on defending DUI cases. Anyone, would do well to hire Mr. Case for their DUI case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a pleasure to offer my endorsement of this lawyer's work. I had the honor of working with Kelly during our recent chromatography training seminar. I assure you that, if you are looking for an extremely knowledgeable and professional gentleman who you can count on as your attorney, Kelly's the guy."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Case is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and hardworking. He is very well respected within the community and I highly recommend contacting him if you need help with a DUI or criminal defense matter. Very friendly and very accessible. Give him a call if you need legal help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys I have ever had the honor of working with. He is well known for vigorously and incessantly fighting for his clients rights and he is one of the most well respected DWI/Criminal Defense attorneys in South Texas. Kelly is the standard which every defense lawyer should measure themselves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Other
"Kelly Case is one of the top young criminal defense attorneys in the State of Texas. I participated in a capital murder seminar with Kelly at the University of Houston where his participation and intelligence in criminal matter was obviously outstanding. Kelly has recently presented on blood testing at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Top Gun Seminar in Houston and received top marks. His work on a controversial police brutality case resulted in a favorable verdict for his client. He also recently successfully defended a Capital Murder case that now makes him one of the best capital defenders in Texas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although Kelly and I are on opposite ends of the state, I benefited from his help several times. Kelly's knowledge of the law is masterful. He is always striving to defend his clients with passion and creativity. He has shared studies and briefs with me that have benefited my clients. If I was charged with a DWI or criminal case in Kelly's area he would be my lawyer."
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