Thomas A. Kelly

Mr. Kelly has over 40 years of experience in the areas of Municipal, Domestic Relations, Family Law, Drunk Driving (OVI/DUI) and Criminal Law. As a young lawyer he practiced law with the late Parma Heights Mayor Paul W. Cassidy then later alongside contemporaries (Foth, Kelly and Urban 1979-2004), and now with his son, Thomas J. Kelly.

In his three decades of public service, Thomas A. Kelly has worked as both Prosecutor and Public Defender for the City of North Royalton and as a Magistrate in the Parma Municipal Court.

In addition to his efforts at Kelly and Kelly, he is currently the Law Director for the City of North Royalton in the administration of Mayor Larry Antoskiewicz.

  • Law Director, City of North Royalton
  • Former Magistrate, Parma Municipal Court
  • Former Municipal Prosecutor & Public Defender
  • Admitted to Federal District Court, Northeastern District of Ohio
  • 1970 AB John Carroll University
  • 1974 JD Cleveland Marshall Law
  • 1974 admitted to Ohio Bar

Thomas J. Kelly

In April 2006, the opportunity arose for TJK to join his father in the practice of law. He left the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office to form Kelly and Kelly LLC. Mr. Kelly is dedicated to helping you in the fields of family law, criminal defense, and drunk driving (DUI/OVI) law.  Mr. Kelly has extensive criminal trial experience for crimes including murder, rape, burglary, theft, drug offenses and felonious assault.  He has tried civil cases on matters ranging from divorce and custody to riparian rights and construction disputes.

Mr. Kelly’s resume includes service as Public Defender for the City of North Royalton for a year.  From January 2010 through April 2018, TJK was employed by the city of Parma Heights as its municipal prosecutor in the administration of Mayor Michael Byrne. Like his father, he is committed to the public good and engages in free (or pro bono) work when he is able and the case is appropriate.  In November 2019, Tom was elected to city council in Bay Village, OH. In July 2021, he became an assistant law director for the city of Parma.  In December 2022, he announced his campaign for the office of Rocky River Municipal Court Judge.

  • Councilman at Large, Bay Village, OH 2020 to present
  • Assistant Law Director, City of Parma, July 2021 to present
  • Municipal Prosecutor, City of Parma Heights 2010-2018
  • Admitted to Federal District Court, Northeastern District of Ohio
  • Cuyahoga County Assistant County Prosecutor 2003-2006
  • Municipal Public Defender 2007-2008
  • 1999 AB University of Dayton
  • 2002 MBA, Cleveland State University
  • 2002 JD Cleveland Marshall Law
  • 2002 admitted to Ohio Bar