Kelley is an accomplished attorney, with experience in a wide range of litigation and appellate matters in federal and state courts, including class action litigation, securities litigation, contract disputes, cases involving business torts and unfair business practices, and white-collar criminal defense. He has managed all aspects of litigation, including fact investigation, discovery, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, and trial. Kelley also has extensive experience drafting appellate briefs filed in federal and state courts, as well as supreme court writs in various jurisdictions.

In addition, Kelley has worked on arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and has experience with post-arbitration proceedings in federal court.

Kelley also has handled government investigations and regulatory matters. He has represented clients from a broad range of industries in investigations brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and state attorneys general.

Before joining Griffith Davison, Kelley was an associate in the complex commercial litigation practices of global and national law firms.

In his time away from the office, Kelley enjoys listening to local radio (The Ticket), playing golf, and spending time with his Irish Doodle. He enjoys watching football and was himself a first-team All-Ivy League linebacker for Brown University.

  • State Bar of Texas – Member, Construction Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association – Member, Construction Law Section
  • TEXO (North Texas Associated General Contractors / Associated Builders and Contractors) – Member


  • Brown University
    • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 2010
  • The University of Texas School of Law
    • Juris Doctor, Law 2014
    • Marshall Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund recipient
    • Dean’s Achievement Award, Mediation and Texas Administrative Law
    • Research Assistant, Professor Davis Anderson
    • American Journal of Criminal Law, Staff Editor
    • American Constitution Society, Board Member

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas in 2014
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit