Laura Ann Kelly

Laura Ann Kelly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Morristown, NJ

Donnelly Minter & Kelly LLC
 | 163 Madison Avenue, Suite 320
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-200-6404
Fax: 973-200-6414
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%)

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Attorney Profile

Laura Ann Kelly concentrates her practice in the areas of Trusts & Estate Planning and Administration for high net-worth clients. Her practice includes the preparation of simple and complex Wills and trusts tailored to address client objectives, estate, gift, and income tax planning and charitable and philanthropic goals of her client. In addition, Ms. Kelly advises both principals and shareholders of closely-held businesses on business succession plans and provides counsel on the corporate governance of non-profit organizations.

Ms. Kelly graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1989 and received her law degree from George Washington University in 1992. She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1992 and to the New York Bar in 1993. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She served on the District X Ethics Committee from 2001 through 2004.

As an active community member, Ms. Kelly has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations in either an advisory or a fiduciary capacity, including Vice-Chair of the Chilton Medical Center Advisory Board (2010 - 2017) and serving as a Member in 2018; Ms. Kelly is also a Trustee of the Atlantic Health System Board of Trustees (June 2014 - present). In addition, Ms. Kelly served as President of the Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey (2005 – 2006); was a member of the American Red Cross’ Morris Area Chapter, and sat on the Board of the Center of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, where she served as both Trustee and Secretary (2001-2004). In 2009, Ms. Kelly was recognized by NJ Biz magazine as one of the “Best 50 Women in Business.” Ms. Kelly holds an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers each year since 2015. Ms. Kelly was featured in New York Magazine’s March 19, 2018 publication highlighting New York’s Women Leaders in the Law in recognition of the achievements of women attorneys practicing in the greater New York area.

About Laura Kelly

Admitted: 1992, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: www.dmklawgroup.com/laura-ann-kelly/

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • NJ Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2018
  • NY's Women Leaders in the Law, Leaders in the Law, 2018
  • NJ Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2017
  • "AV" Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • NJ Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2016
  • "AV" Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • "AV" Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • NJ Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2015
  • "AV" Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • "AV" Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Best 50 Women in Business, "New Jersey Business Magazine," 2009

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted - U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1992

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey, 2005 - Present
  • President, Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey, 2005 - 2006
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, 1992 - Present
  • Member, District X Ethics Committee, 2001 - 2004
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1992 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Trustee, Atlantic Health System Board of Trustees, 2014 - Present
  • Vice-Chair, Chilton Medical Center Advisory Board, 2010 - Present
  • Board Member, Center of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 2001 - 2004
  • Secretary, Center of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 2001 - 2004
  • Trustee, Center of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 2001 - 2004
  • Member, American Red Cross - Morris Area Chapter, 2001 - Present
  • Vice-Chair, American Red Cross - Morris Area Chapter, 2001 - 2003

Educational Background:

  • George Washington University National Law Center, J.D.  , 1992
  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1989
Office Location for Laura Ann Kelly

163 Madison Avenue
Suite 320
Morristown, NJ 07960

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Last Updated: 10/15/2018

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