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Matthew P. Kelley

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  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime
  • Massachusetts
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Bobby O'Brien
Bobby O'Brien November 4, 2021
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Matt Kelley is a brilliant legal mind and a tremendous attorney. He’s a former DA with a passion for the law and for helping others. Matt has litigated thousands of cases on Cape Cod over the past two decades. He is aggressive, experienced, knowledgeable and professional. He handles criminal matters, real estate transactions, and general civil litigation cases. Matt is an accomplished lawyer and a great colleague. He is the attorney I would choose for any legal matter on or off the Cape. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague
  • Friend

I have known Matt Kelley for over 40 years now and have worked with Matt professionally since I launched my firm 4 years ago. He is a great attorney, an accomplished litigator, a wonderful colleague, a tremendous human being and a lifelong friend.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

Attorney Kelley and I each have our own practices but we regularly collaborate on cases and legal matters on the Lower Cape.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I began seeking Attorney Kelley’s advice in 2017 when I launched my firm. Since that time I regularly consult with Matt on all legal matters. He has been a tremendous resource since day one.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?

Matt Kelley is an extremely effective advocate. He is a brilliant legal mind and a passionate and accomplished attorney. He is a former DA with a exceptional knowledge of the law. He has handled thousands of legal matters on Cape Cod. He is aggressive, experienced, knowledgeable and effective both inside and outside the courtroom.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Attorney Kelley’s knowledge of the law is off the charts. Having worked as an ADA in Barnstable County he has litigated thousands of matters on Cape Cod. He knows the law inside and out and backwards and forwards. Whether a criminal or civil matter Matt has the knowledge and experience to handle it.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Matt Kelley is an outstanding legal mind. As a former prosecutor, he has the unique ability as a defense attorney to view cases through the lens of a DA. His immense litigation experience allows him to analyze a case quickly, efficiently and accurately.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Matt has phenomenal communication skills. Whether he is in the courtroom speaking to a judge, closing an argument to a jury, negotiating a case with an ADA or discussing a breach of contract matter with a colleague his communication skills are impeccable.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Matt is as professional as he is knowledgeable. 10/10 when it comes to ethics and professionalism.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Crim Law, Civil Litigation, Business Law, Real Estate Law/Transactions
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Drafting
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Transactions
  • Trials
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
I love working with Matt Kelley. He’s smart, personable, knowledgeable and fearless. He’s a great trial lawyer and he’s always willing help out a fellow attorney.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends