Not that long ago, I found myself in a situation that quickly became a legal nightmare. Having little experience with litigation and little need for a lawyer in the past, I felt hopeless and frightened...and then Thomas Kelley appeared. Tom was the sunlight that broke through the fog for me.
A great attorney's job is really two-fold. It is not simply the expertise of wielding the sword in the judicial system, but helping to keep the respective client grounded, optimistic and hopeful in the face of uncertainty and fear. These are just a couple of Tom's attributes. Tom is a highly experienced realist skilled in the art of law. For us layperson's, law truly is an art unto itself that most of us find to be a flight path with few navigational aids. Thomas Kelley is the only pilot I will ever need to call upon.
Tom and I initially found ourselves facing a highly atypical situation with unusual circumstances. Tom's ability to creatively think outside of the box secured the most favorable outcome possible. His connections, resources, effort and creativity yielded un compromised success. Tom is much more than a lawyer, he is a trusted friend. - Michael Getz, Hinckley, OH October 2010
I hope all is well with you, your family and your practice. I just wanted to contact you and update you on how my son is doing. ....Whenever we discuss it (his custody case*) I make sure to remind him of how lucky I was to find an attorney like you. You may feel as if you were only doing your job, but I know better. You went above and beyond the call of duty and made my family and I feel like your cared about us and would go to bat for us. I will never forgoet that and I will make sure my son doesn't either. I have dealt with other attorneys over the years and I have found that I have been spoiled because they all fall short of you. You were tuly a blessing and I am thankful for the role you played in bringing my son home and in turn, saving my life. There is no way I could have lived without him. I am sending ou his picture so you can see the handsome man that you helped to rescue. I hope that you will always take pride in not only the fact that you're a great attorney, but that you're a great man. You will always be special to this family and I will continue to keep you posted on my son's progress. - Chick Barber, Jr., Mansfield, OH June 2010
Tom has been my attorney for 25+ years and during that time, he has become my friend as well. He has represented me in personal matters and he has taken care of my Workman's comp issues. Tom has always been there to help other family members, and I feel good knowing that he is always there, not only as my attorney, but as I stated earlier, as my friend. Thanks Tom. - Emanuel (Mannie) Ecker Akron, OH March 2009
I retained Tom Kelley after having a horrible experience with another attorney. Mr. Kelley showed me caring and warmth along with a high level of professionalism. He answered all of my questions in a timely manner. He was kind and considerate and helped me through a very difficult time in my life. He worked with the members of my family to help us reach the best possible solution to my situation. I feel that through each step of my legal proceedings, he went above and beyond the call of duty. I am extremely satisfied and am forever grateful for the dedication and compassion he showed me. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing legal representation. - Cathy Garvey
We were very pleased with attorney Thomas Kelley. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and polite. We would highly recommend him as an attorney who truly cares about his clients.
- Robert and Sandi Tompkins Akron, OH
My wife and I were referred to Tom Kelley, through a friend, about seven years ago when we needed some legal advise. Tom made the time to see us right away and with a phone call, helped us get out of a contract we signed under false pretense. First impressions are so important, and we knew from that very first day what type of person Tom was, one who likes to help people. Tom understood that we did not have a lot of money, but we needed his help. He agreed to help us and came up with a contract that was more than fair.
No one likes to be in a situation where you need to have legal representation, but in our situation, Tom was a God-send. Tom has always been honest and up front with us and has a way of making you feel at ease in certain situations, that may have you up-tight or worried. Tom has always made time for us, returned all calls promptly and answered any questions or concerns we may have.
Even though our case is not completely settled yet, we know that we would have not gotten as far as we have without Tom's help. We have come to know Tom over these last seven years, and know that he is not just an attorney, but a person and friend that we can trust completely. We have also learned that he is one who does not treat his clients as just a case number and someone to make money from, but as a person who needs help and who will do anything in his power to assist that person and their situation.
God puts people in our lives at certain times for certain reasons and my wife and I are thankful that He directed us to Tom. We would refer our family, friends and even strangers to Tom without hesitation if at anytime they would need legal advice.
Thank you Tom for all you have done for us and for being the person you are. - Robert and Regina Brown, Akron, OH