Santa Rosa Bankruptcy and Civil Litigation Lawyer

Personal Profile and Experience:

I handle bankruptcy cases, as well as litigation in state court, federal court, and the bankruptcy court. My practice is based in Sonoma County, but I also represent clients in the counties of Napa, Mendocino, Lake, and Marin.

The majority of my practice is focused on matters that require extensive litigation and trials, with a particular focus on consumer financial issues, including wrongful foreclosures and debt collection practices.

I am a native of Santa Rosa, and I practice with my father, Thomas P. Kelly Jr., who has been an attorney in Sonoma County for more than forty years. My brother John Kelly is also an attorney in Sonoma, and my sister Heather is also an attorney in Houston. We also have two uncles, an aunt, and a cousin who are attorneys as well. I am also a British citizen by descent as my mother is from Northampton, England.

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Bachelor's Degree - History - 1995
  • Honors: Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington
  • J.D. cum laude - 2001
  • Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California (current)
  • Masters Degree Candidate - History

Jurisdictions and Courts of Admission

  • State of California, 2004
  • State of Oregon, 2008
  • District of Columbia, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2010
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Martindale Hubble - BV Rating
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited Business - A+ rating
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees
  • National Consumers League
  • National Notary Association

Email tomkelly@sonic.net | First consult is always free | 707-545-8700