Patrick J. Kelly - A Cordell & Cordell Dallas Divorce Attorney

Patrick J. Kelly

Senior Litigation Attorney

Dallas Divorce Attorney Patrick Kelly

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.”

Licenses & Admissions

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


  • 2001 Honorable Michael F. Dillon Law Guardian Award
  • 2002 nominee for the Howard A. Levine Award, recognizing his work representing and advocating on behalf of children before the New York State Family Courts
  • Syracuse Law Review



“​Patrick has been real good about anything that happens he lets me know. He is really on the ball about that, any changes he lets me know promptly.”


“​Patrick helped me with a lot of my questions. This was my first time going through the process and he made it a lot easier.”