Laura Ann Kelly

Top rated Estate & Trust Litigation attorney in Morristown, New Jersey

Donnelly Minter & Kelly LLC
Laura Ann Kelly
Donnelly Minter & Kelly LLC

Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Business & Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1992

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023
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Donnelly Minter & Kelly LLC

163 Madison Avenue
Suite 320
Morristown, NJ 07960 Phone: 973-200-6404 Email: Laura Ann Kelly Visit website

Details

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). 

Ms. Kelly has also been included on the list of AV Preeminent lawyers from Martindale-Hubbell. The methodology and criteria used for selection to this list can be found on the Martindale-Hubbell website. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Ms. Kelly has been named to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers each year since 2015. The Super Lawyers list, compiled by Thomson Reuters, identifies attorneys who have been recognized by their peers for their professional accomplishments. In 2023, Ms. Kelly was also named to the list of Top 50 Women in New Jersey by Super Lawyers. Details on the methodology used for selection to these lists can be found on the Super Lawyers website. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Kelly is included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Litigation. Inclusion on this list is based on peer review to capture a consensus opinion of leading lawyers regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues. Further details on the selection methodology can be found on the Best Lawyers website. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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.

First Admitted: 1992, New Jersey

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

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • President, Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey, 2005 - 2006
  • Member, District X Ethics Committee, 2001 - 2004
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey, 2005 - Present
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, 1992 - Present
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, American Red Cross - Morris Area Chapter, 2001 - Present
  • Trustee, Center of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 2001 - 2004
  • Vice-Chair, Chilton Medical Center Advisory Board, 2010 - Present
  • Board Member, Center of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 2001 - 2004
  • Trustee, Atlantic Health System Board of Trustees, 2014 - Present
  • Vice-Chair, American Red Cross - Morris Area Chapter, 2001 - 2003
  • Secretary, Center of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 2001 - 2004
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Admitted - U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1992
Educational Background:
  • George Washington University National Law Center, J.D.  , 1992
  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1989
Honors/Awards:
  • Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates, 2023, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Selected to the List of NJ Super Lawyers, 2023, New Jersey Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2023
  • Rated AV Preeminent, 2023, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2023
  • Selected to the List of NJ Super Lawyers, 2022, New Jersey Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2022
  • Rated AV Preeminent, 2022, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates, 2022, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2021., New Jersey Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2021
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell., AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell , 2021
  • Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers, New Jersey Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2020
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2019., New Jersey Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • NY's Women Leaders in the Law, Leaders in the Law, 2018
  • NJ Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2018
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • NJ Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2017
  • "AV" Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • NJ Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2016
  • "AV" Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • NJ Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2015
  • "AV" Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • "AV" Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • "AV" Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Best 50 Women in Business, "New Jersey Business Magazine," 2009

Office location for Laura Ann Kelly

163 Madison Avenue
Suite 320
Morristown, NJ 07960

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

Top Lists

Top 50: Women New Jersey Super Lawyers: 2023

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