Gerald W. Kelly, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Columbia, MD

Kelly | Dorsey, P.C.
 | 10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 608
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-740-8750
Fax: 443-542-0069
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (40%),
  • Tax: Consumer (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
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Attorney Profile

Gerald W. Kelly, Jr., began his professional career in 1991 as a Revenue Officer for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in which he was responsible for civil investigations, enforcement actions and Offers in Compromise. Since 1997, he has represented individual and business clients in resolving major disputes with the IRS and U.S. Department of Justice.  Today he practices exclusively in the area of tax controversy and litigation, representing clients before the IRS in audits, collections, administrative appeals, and criminal tax investigations. Mr. Kelly has appeared on behalf of his clients in federal and state court in hundreds of civil and criminal tax cases.

In addition to obtaining successful results for his clients, Mr. Kelly is an active member of his legal community. In 2008, he received the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) Educator of the Year Award. He also served on the MVLS 30th Anniversary Benefit Committee in 2011. An active member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), he served as the Chair of the Section of Taxation in 2018.  Moreover, he was the recipient of the MSBA J. Ronald Shiff Memorial Pro Bono Award in 2010. Mr. Kelly is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating that an attorney can receive.  In 2016, he received the Lee A. Caplan Award for his longstanding commitment to pro bono service and ensuring equal access to justice.  The award was presented by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. Mr. Kelly is also an active member of the International Bar Association and was recently a speaker on criminal sentencing in the United States at a conference held in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Tax: Business
  • 30%Tax: Consumer
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Tax Law, White Collar Crime


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

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About Gerald Kelly, Jr.

Admitted: 1996, Maryland

Professional Webpage:


  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Educator of the Year Award, 2008
  • Special Achievement Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996
  • Maryland State Bar Association J. Ronald Shiff Memorial Pro Bono Award, 2010
  • Award for longstanding commitment to Pro Bono Service and ensuring equal access to justice, Lee A. Caplan Award, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, 2016
  • AV Preeminent peer review rating, Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Chair, Maryland State Bar Association Taxation Section, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Maryland Court of Appeals

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, National Business Institute, Defending Clients Against IRS Collection Actions; Presenter, National Business Institute, Representing Small Business Owners before the IRS.  Lecturer, IRS controversies, University of Baltimore School of Law & Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. Presenter, IRS criminal tax cases, University of Maryland School of Law.

Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland, B.A.
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Office Location for Gerald W. Kelly, Jr.

10320 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 608
Columbia, MD 21044

Phone: 410-740-8750

Fax: 443-542-0069

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Last Updated: 7/16/2020

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