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Brenden Kelley Law, Cleveland's Small Business Lawyer

Brenden Kelley Law, Cleveland's Small Business Lawyer

About Brenden P. Kelley

Providing solutions for the unique needs and problems facing entrepreneurs and their businesses. Honest, affordable, and collaborative legal services.

Brenden Kelley Law, Cleveland Ethics Lawyer

ADMISSIONS

EDUCATION

  • Cleveland State University College of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., 2012

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Ethics & Professionalism Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2019-Present
  • Ethics Committee, Ohio State Bar Association, 2021-Present
  • Attorney Grievance Committee, Geauga County Bar Association, 2020-Present
  • Board of Visitors, Cleveland State University College of Law, 2021-Present
  • Alumni Executive Council, Washington & Jefferson College Alumni Association, 2017-Present
  • Mental Health & Wellness Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2019-Present
  • Access to Justice Committee, Ohio State Bar Association, 2021-Present

MEMBERSHIPS

About Brenden Kelley

“It’s my goal to provide the highest caliber legal representation to my clients… honestly and affordably”

Brenden Kelley, a seasoned litigator and dedicated attorney, is committed to delivering the highest caliber of legal representation to his clients, marked by honesty and affordability. Behind his boyish grin lies a remarkable journey that has shaped him into the lawyer he is today.

Brenden’s legal lineage runs deep. Born into a family of legal professionals, he was groomed from a young age to follow in his parents’ footsteps. His father, Michael V. Kelley, was a distinguished trial lawyer known for championing the rights of Ohio Steelworkers. His mother, Lynn Arko Kelley, served as a former Cleveland Heights Municipal Court Judge and Guardian ad Litem. This upbringing instilled in him a sense of justice and the importance of protecting those who cannot protect themselves.

However, at the young age of 16, Brenden learned a harsh lesson about the legal system. He witnessed his family’s nearly catastrophic ordeal, caused by the exploitation of an uncaring legal system and lawyers who were more interested in personal gain than justice.

After practicing at a boutique litigation firm, Brenden founded his own practice in 2022, dedicated to assisting small business owners and victims of legal malpractice. His vision was to provide tailored solutions for the unique needs and challenges faced by entrepreneurs and their businesses. His commitment to offering honest, affordable, and collaborative legal services has been unwavering.

Since its founding, Brenden’s practice has experienced remarkable growth, transitioning from a modest beginning in his apartment with a P.O. box to its newest location in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and a thriving practice across Ohio and Pennsylvania. Brenden’s firm is truly a family affair. His wife, Dr. Abigail A. Kelley, has brought her knowledge and experience to the practice as a dental consultant. His mother, Lynn Arko Kelley, serves of counsel with the firm bringing over 40 years of experience. Even Brenden’s beloved dog, Darby, plays a role in the office, serving as the diligent office manager, ensuring that everyone’s billable hours are in order and that there are extra dog treats at their desks.

Carrying on the legacies of his late father and mother, Brenden remains steadfast in his commitment to his clients. His mission is clear: to be the kind of advocate who stands beside his clients, takes on their struggles, and fights tirelessly until justice is served.

“Good lawyers have this amazing ability to come into a client’s life and to take on a client’s burdens as their own. Growing up with both my mother and father as dedicated attorneys showed me the true impact of fighting for justice and giving a voice to the voiceless. They used their voices to champion those without one. Inspired by their example, I strive to be the kind of lawyer who shoulders these burdens and fights tirelessly. It’s more than a profession; it’s a commitment passed down through my family to make a real difference.”

Awards & Recognition

 

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2024
  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2023
  • Top 25 under 35, The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club, 2023
  • 20 in Their Twenties, Crain’s Cleveland Business, 2020
  • Foundations for Philanthropy Graduate – The Cleveland Foundation, 2021
  • Leadership Academy Graduate – Ohio State Bar Association, 2020
  • Excellence in Complex Litigation, Premier Lawyers of America, 2019-2020
  • Top 40 Under 40 in Business Law, Association of American Trial Lawyers, 2018

About Brenden Kelley

“It’s my goal to provide the highest caliber legal representation to my clients… honestly and affordably”

About Brenden Kelley

Brenden Kelley, a seasoned litigator and dedicated attorney, is committed to delivering the highest caliber of legal representation to his clients, marked by honesty and affordability. Behind his boyish grin lies a remarkable journey that has shaped him into the lawyer he is today.

Brenden’s legal lineage runs deep. Born into a family of legal professionals, he was groomed from a young age to follow in his parents’ footsteps. His father, Michael V. Kelley, was a distinguished trial lawyer known for championing the rights of Ohio Steelworkers. His mother, Lynn Arko Kelley, served as a former Cleveland Heights Municipal Court Judge and Guardian ad Litem. This upbringing instilled in him a sense of justice and the importance of protecting those who cannot protect themselves.

However, at the young age of 16, Brenden learned a harsh lesson about the legal system. He witnessed his family’s nearly catastrophic ordeal, caused by the exploitation of an uncaring legal system and lawyers who were more interested in personal gain than justice.

After practicing at a boutique litigation firm, Brenden founded his own practice in 2022, dedicated to assisting small business owners and victims of legal malpractice. His vision was to provide tailored solutions for the unique needs and challenges faced by entrepreneurs and their businesses. His commitment to offering honest, affordable, and collaborative legal services has been unwavering.

Since its founding, Brenden’s practice has experienced remarkable growth, transitioning from a modest beginning in his apartment with a P.O. box to its newest location in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and a thriving practice across Ohio and Pennsylvania. Brenden’s firm is truly a family affair. His wife, Dr. Abigail A. Kelley, has brought her knowledge and experience to the practice as a dental consultant. His mother, Lynn Arko Kelley, serves of counsel with the firm bringing over 40 years of experience. Even Brenden’s beloved dog, Darby, plays a role in the office, serving as the diligent office manager, ensuring that everyone’s billable hours are in order and that there are extra dog treats at their desks.

Carrying on the legacies of his late father and mother, Brenden remains steadfast in his commitment to his clients. His mission is clear: to be the kind of advocate who stands beside his clients, takes on their struggles, and fights tirelessly until justice is served.

“Good lawyers have this amazing ability to come into a client’s life and to take on a client’s burdens as their own. Growing up with both my mother and father as dedicated attorneys showed me the true impact of fighting for justice and giving a voice to the voiceless. They used their voices to champion those without one. Inspired by their example, I strive to be the kind of lawyer who shoulders these burdens and fights tirelessly. It’s more than a profession; it’s a commitment passed down through my family to make a real difference.”

Awards & Recognition

ADMISSIONS

EDUCATION

  • Cleveland State University College of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., 2012

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Ethics & Professionalism Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2019-Present
  • Ethics Committee, Ohio State Bar Association, 2021-Present
  • Attorney Grievance Committee, Geauga County Bar Association, 2020-Present
  • Board of Visitors, Cleveland State University College of Law, 2021-Present
  • Alumni Executive Council, Washington & Jefferson College Alumni Association, 2017-Present
  • Mental Health & Wellness Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2019-Present
  • Access to Justice Committee, Ohio State Bar Association, 2021-Present

MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2024
  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2023
  • Top 25 under 35, The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club, 2023
  • 20 in Their Twenties, Crain’s Cleveland Business, 2020
  • Foundations for Philanthropy Graduate – The Cleveland Foundation, 2021
  • Leadership Academy Graduate – Ohio State Bar Association, 2020
  • Excellence in Complex Litigation, Premier Lawyers of America, 2019-2020
  • Top 40 Under 40 in Business Law, Association of American Trial Lawyers, 2018

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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.

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