Cleveland’s Small Business Lawyer

Expert legal representation for people and business owners who want to stay one step ahead.

Big Law Firm Quality & Results
Without the Big Law Firm Fees

What we Do

Represent Small Businesses and their Owners

  • We provide start-ups with flat fee options to fit their budget and needs, while protecting their owners from personal liability and excessive taxes.
  • We counsel existing businesses that are facing compliance issues or new regulations threatening their industry.
  • If you find yourself in a courtroom, you need someone like Brenden who will fight like hell and do what it takes to win.

Represent Victims of Legal Malpractice

  • We represent individuals and businesses that have been injured financially or faced major consequences for placing their trust in the hands of an ineffective or unethical attorney.
  • Ohio lawyers are required to carry legal malpractice insurance to cover these types of situations, just like doctors are required to have medical malpractice insurance. However, you only have one year to file a claim against your attorney, so time is of the essence.

Represent Families and Individuals in need of Estate Planning

  • We design and build estate plans based on your unique needs, concerns, and aspirations.
  • Our estate plans are about more than just “who” is to get “what” when you pass away. We believe that your estate plan should be about how you want to enjoy your retirement, achieve your life’s goals, and pass on a legacy to your children & grandchildren.

About Brenden Kelley

Brenden Kelley Law, Cleveland Ethics LawyerProviding solutions for the unique needs and problems facing entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Don’t let his boyish grin fool you;

Brenden is a seasoned litigator and a dedicated attorney.

Born into a family of legal professionals, he fiercely upholds justice, offering tailored, affordable legal solutions to small businesses and legal malpractice victims. From a humble start in his apartment to a thriving practice across Ohio and Pennsylvania, Brenden’s practice embodies his commitment to integrity and client advocacy, honoring the legacy of his parents’ fight for the voiceless.

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Brenden’s Recognitions & Memberships

Award plaque for the Cleveland 2024 Movers and Shakers featuring the Cleveland skyline within a circle and the text "Northeast Ohio's top 25 under 35 Awards Ceremony".
Super Lawyers Rising Star badge awarded to Brenden Kelley for 2024.
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Brenden Kelley - Crain's 20 in their Twenties
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What Brenden’s clients are saying…

Based on 20 reviews
Sylvia Schumacher
Sylvia Schumacher
Brenden is exceptional. During our initial consultation regarding a real estate matter, he was transparent and candid about my likelihood of winning a lawsuit (which was low) and advised exploring alternative options. He invested time in locating an attorney specializing in land use and zoning for me. Brenden was not only great to talk to, but also extremely knowledgeable, and I highly endorse him. Thanks a lot for your help!
Juliet’s Room
Juliet’s Room
I hired Brenden to create terms of service for a website. First, I saw the many automated services that are offered. Legal zoom, rocket lawyer, etc. I ALMOST decided on using them for a mere $200. But, as my grandpa who fought in WW2 always told me “you get what you pay for”. I shopped around because my situation was unique. I made dozens and dozens of phone calls to lawyers looking to help. Only 10% of my calls were returned. Brenden came in with a flat fee for less than 1/2 of the competitors quote. I met with him today. He was VERY thorough and thought of important coverages I did not think of. I thank God I found him. He communicates well and promptly…. Not like most attorneys. I could not be more pleased with my finished product. Honestly…. He should charge more. I am happy to give my personal reference to him. -Beekeeper Mike
Jasmine Zaben
Jasmine Zaben
Professional. Efficient. Caring. Brenden assisted me in the purchase of a dental practice. His calm manner, keen insights, and negotiating skills were invaluable during this stressful process. I am grateful for his personal touch and tireless persistence. He helped make my dream a reality. I would highly recommend Brenden to other dentists and business owners looking for a lawyer who understands their needs and cares about their success.
Joey Falatok
Joey Falatok
Working with Brenden Kelley on my oil and gas lease was a fantastic experience. He explained everything clearly, added crucial protections to the contract, and helped to secure a great lease rate. I wholeheartedly recommend Brenden to anyone in need of legal representation, especially in oil and gas lease agreements. His commitment to his clients' best interests is clearly evident, and I have no doubt that he will continue to provide exceptional service to others.
Pia Lague
Pia Lague
We're so happy with Brenden's work. He was extremely helpful when we started our business. Very responsive, flexible and knowledgeable. We feel fortunate to have such a great lawyer help us.
Reynaldo Gomez
Reynaldo Gomez
Explained everything to me. Make my dentist contract easier for me.
carol johnson
carol johnson
Brendan is very affordable, knowledgeable, respectful and concerned about his clients!
Ocean Balsley-Roupe
Ocean Balsley-Roupe
Takes away all the hassle when writing up a business contract. Completely transparent with the cost. Don't know of any other lawyer charging a flat fee.
Ryan Cawood
Ryan Cawood
Highly skilled business lawyer with a wealth of knowledge in Contracts, Partnership Agreements, Commercial Contracts, and Incorporation & restructuring. His approachable demeanor and commitment making working with him a breeze. For any business legal needs, He's my go to!
Ashley Blubaugh
Ashley Blubaugh
Brenden Kelley is a truly exceptional lawyer, demonstrating both deep empathy and unwavering dedication. His comforting presence coupled with his clear communication style made navigating a challenging situation much more manageable. With impeccable attention to detail, he tailored his strategy to my unique situation and worked tirelessly to secure a resolution far exceeding my expectations. Beyond his legal expertise, Brenden consistently extended emotional support, transforming what could have been an ordeal into a journey where I felt understood and represented. If you need a compassionate, hardworking lawyer who will fight for you every step of the way, I wholeheartedly recommend Brenden Kelley.

Contact Us

Our team is available 24/7 to discuss your legal needs and how we can assist. Schedule your free consultation today and discover how we can work together to achieve your goals.

Brenden Kelley Law

  • Cleveland: 815 Superior Ave • Suite 1815 • Cleveland, Ohio 44114
  • Columbus: 21 E State Street • Suite 200 • Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • Cincinnati: 201 E. Fifth Street • Suite 1900-1325 • Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Pittsburgh: 322 North Shore Drive • Building 1B, Suite 200 • Pittsburgh, PA 15212

M-F: 9am-6pm, Sat: 10am-3pm, Sun: Closed. By Appointment Only.

Why Choose Brenden Kelley Law?

Experience: Brenden Kelley Law brings a wealth of experience across all legal services, with years of practice handling a variety of complex cases. This broad expertise informs our effective and sophisticated strategies tailored to meet the specific legal needs of Ohio and Pennsylvania residents.

Selective Clientele: We take a selective approach to client management, ensuring personalized and detailed legal service by working with a limited number of clients at a time. This allows us to deeply understand and effectively manage your unique legal needs.

Proven Results: Our firm is known for its strong track record of success, consistently achieving clients' legal goals across Ohio and Pennsylvania. This history highlights our expertise and commitment to excellence.

Client-Centric Service: Your needs and goals are our priority. We provide tailored advice, regular updates, and accessible communication to ensure your satisfaction and success throughout the legal process.

Local Expertise: Our deep understanding of Ohio's and Pennsylvania's legal environment is essential for providing effective legal solutions that are compliant with state-specific regulations.

Transparent Pricing: Transparency is a cornerstone of our practice. We offer a clear fee structure to ensure that you understand all costs upfront, eliminating surprises and building trust.

Brenden Kelley Law

Big Law Firm Quality without the Big Law Firm Fees.


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