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Thomas William Kelley

Criminal defense Attorney at Beaumont, TX

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Tom Kelley

Licensed for 11 years

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About Thomas

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Tom joined the Gertz Law Firm in 2017.  A former felony prosecutor in both Orange and Jefferson Counties, he has extensive experience in criminal trial and appellate cases.
Tom has successfully handled a range of criminal offenses, from driving while intoxicated (DWI) and drug possession to aggravated assault and murder.  He has also served as an instructor at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Police Academy.
Tom is licensed in all courts in the State of Texas and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association and is a past President and Vice President of the Orange County Bar Association.
Prior to graduating from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Tom earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is proud to call Southeast Texas home.
Licensed for 11 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Posted by Case | January 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Felony drug charge and several misdemeanor charges
I had got myself in some trouble and was referred to Mr. Kelley. not only did him and his staff work very hard on my case but he also got me zero jail time, DEFERRED probation, and peace of mind throughout the entire process. i can contact Mr. Kelley with any questions i have and he helps and guides me to the best of his ability. Very professional and very reassuring
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2022
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Minor in Possession charge
About a year and 7 months ago when I was a minor, I received an MIP. Tom Kelley represented my case of pleading no contest. He guided me through the entire process & I just finished up my deferred disposition order. I had to do 4 hours of community service, pay a $333 fine & watch an alcohol awareness class that I finished in no time! It’s now officially off of my record & that’s all thanks to Mr. Kelley. Very professional & his communication was highly appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2022
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Thomas Kelleyis the Absolute Best!!!!
I had a Felony drug charge pending and was recommended to Mr. Thomas Kelley He worked really hard on my case and was able to get my case dismissed! He was always positive with me and showed confidence that he could get the job done and did just that! If you’re looking for a Great lawyer to go above and beyond call Thomas Kelley!! I’m so Glad I decided on him as my lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2020
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Great outcome from a great lawyer.
I got a speeding ticket last month in Liberty County 84/65. Tom Kelley represented me. He got me deferred probation for 24 hours (yes, hours) and $298 for costs and fees. I'd give him 5 ⭐️ and definitely recommend him in the future. Additionally, his paralegal Angie was outstanding in assisting with this matter.
Posted by Mary | September 7, 2020
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The absolute best attorney willing to go the distance to fight for you
I hired Thomas Kelley and was very happy with his professionlism and dedication. He was extremely knowledgeable, hardworking and truly cared. I wanted the best and Tom Kelley was highly recommended. He went straight to work. He is an amazing, dedicated Attorney. I can’t put into words the trustworthiness, thoroughness, and diligence of his hard work. He made the journey through this emotional experience easier and continues to address concerns through this COVID19 pandemic. I highly recommend Tom with complete confidence to anyone who needs an attorney. He is straight forward, honest and resolved the issue with the best possible outcome. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for treating us like family with the utmost respect. No words could ever describe how thankful and blessed to have found this phenomenal Attorney.
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Posted by Nguyen | August 10, 2020
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Highly Recommended Attorney
I was unfortunate enough to be in a situation that required legal representation for a situation that could have had dire consequences in my life. Mr. Kelley handled my case and he was straight forward and encouraging as well. He was always knowledgeable about my particular case and believed in a positive outcome. It was the best I could have hoped for in the end. His understanding the gravity of my situation gave me the peace of mind to know that I was in good hands. I would recommend him most definitely. Thank you again, Attorney Kelley!
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Posted by Nguyen | August 10, 2020
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Recommend !
Great man! Honest lawyer his word is good for it! Got me on probation and told me he get me off early when doing half of my time and That exactly what he did ! Would recommend !! you pay for what you get!!
Posted by Chelsie | October 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer ever!
Tom Kelley is a great attorney, he took his time with me and explained every little detail so that understood him completely. I truly believe that he cared about me and my case. I will definitely recommend Tom to anyone. He’s just that good!!!
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Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Jefferson County District Attorney's Office
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2016


  • South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2011
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • Jefferson County Young Lawyer's Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • January Continuing Legal Education
  • Criminal Defense from a Former Prosecutor's Perspective
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is my go to resource when I need assistance on a criminal matter. As a former prosecutor and current defense lawyer, he has superior knowledge of how the system works."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom Kelley has experience from both sides of a criminal matter giving him an important insight most criminal attorneys lack. He is an aggressive criminal defense lawyer that really cares about his clients. I highly recommend him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is an excellent young lawyer. I watched him progress as a trial lawyer during his tenure with the Orange County and Jefferson County District Attorneys' offices. Last year, we tried a felony case against each other (which he won) and his tenor with the jury and skill at questioning witnesses was quite impressive. As a result, our firm hired him away from the DA's office and he is now working with citizens accused of crimes to make sure they have the best defense. In terms of endorsing Tom, we have - as you say - put our money where our mouth is."
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Beaumont Criminal defense Lawyer Thomas William Kelley
Thomas William Kelley
Criminal defense Attorney
Beaumont, TX
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation