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Patrick J. Kelly
Lead Litigator

About Patrick J. Kelly, Lead Litigator

Dallas divorce attorney Patrick J. Kelly practices family law because of the opportunity it gives him to work with people during the difficult time of a divorce and protect their rights.

“Nothing is more important than being a good parent,” Mr. Kelly said, “and nothing is more fulfilling than assisting clients in doing what is in the best interests of their children.”

Mr. Kelly applies the same work ethic and determination to the practice of law that he has practiced his whole life and strives to provide clients with high quality, personal, and cost-effective legal services.

In his first family law trial, Mr. Kelly prevailed, winning primary custody for a single father. Since then, he has remained a passionate advocate for his clients and works well with all parties to get the best possible outcome.

“I have a goal-oriented and solution-focused approach, which enables me to effectively manage both the emotional and financial cost of divorce,” he said. “This approach, coupled with my determination to do the best possible job, helps my clients achieve the most favorable results.”


Mr. Kelly is licensed to practice in Texas, New York, and Massachusetts.


Mr. Kelly received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Lemoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Syracuse College of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Kelly practiced family law, real estate law, wills, and probate law.


  • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Collin County Bar Association
    • Denton County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar
  • Common Wealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • St. Thomas Moore Society
  • Federalist Society
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Reviews from Our Past Clients
  • “It took years for me to come to a decision to end my marriage. I sought a law firm that is focused and prepared for trial if need be, and seeks to give me the best outcome possible. Cordell and Cordell has performed very well and is very supportive during this difficult time. I have full confidence in my representation and recommend them.”
    – Mason B.
  • “Divorce is hard enough without trying to find a Lawyer who will truly work for you. I had several conversations with Lawyers that seemed only interested in winning somehow. No one wins in a divorce. I should have went to Cordell & Cordell first so I would have avoided a lot of headaches. I met a group of people that genuinely care for you.”
    – Mark L.
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