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Experience. Knowledge. Professionalism.
Attorney Tom Kelley.

Private Practice of Law


In 1981, I started, have built and continue to operate a successful law practice serving hundreds of clients. I have a broad array of experience having represented individuals in the simplest of their legal matters to the litigation of complex federal class action lawsuits. I now focus on the practice areas of:

  • Family Law: Divorce, Dissolution, Custody, Support, Visitation, Paternity, Pre-Nuptial Agreements

  • Probate: Wills, Estates, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Probate

  • Criminal Law: Felonies, Misdemeanors, Drunk Driving / Traffic Violations

  • Bodily Injury, Workers Compensation

  • Civil Litigation: Of all kinds including Business, Real Estate, Consumer



Public Sector Practice of Law


Office of the Ohio Attorney General-Civil Rights Division.

From 1978 to 1981, I worked as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General representing the Ohio Civil Rights Commission litigating cases of employment discrimination.




Village of Peninsula, Ohio – Magistrate (part time)

From 2005 until 2013, I was the Judicial Officer for the Village, presiding over its Mayor’s Court, hearing and deciding traffic and criminal cases within the jurisdiction of the Village.


I continue to remain certified as a Magistrate and serve other Mayor's Courts on a substitute basis.



Professional Licenses

I am certified to practice in the following Courts:

  • All courts of the State of Ohio

  • Federal Courts for all districts of Ohio

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


Professional Memberships

  • Ohio Bar Association

  • Akron Bar Association


  • Board Member – Revere Board of Education

  • Past Board Member – Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

  • Past Chair – Bath Township Zoning Board

  • Past President – Rotary Club of Fairlawn

  • Past Chair – Literacy Committee Rotary Club of Northwest Summit County Ohio

  • Past President – Richfield Ohio, Chamber of Commerce

  • Past President – Board of Directors, Ardmore, Inc. Not for profit corporation serving mentally retarded and disabled individuals

  • Former member, Board of Directors of the Small Business Council, of the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

  • Youth Involvement

    • Boy Scouts of America, Past District Chair (Old Portage) and other leadership positions

    • Sunday school teacher and organized youth service projects

    • Youth motivational task force, career education for middle and high school students

    • Youth baseball, coaching

    • Mock trial coach, Revere High School    


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