John Paul KellyJohn Paul Kelly, Esq.

Professional Experience

I have been in the private practice of law since being admitted to the Illinois bar in 1974. In my 33 plus years of practice, my primary emphasis has been in the areas of estate and business planning, probate and trusts, taxation, and business.


  • University of Illinois, B.S. in Accountancy (cum laude) (1971)
  • University of Illinois, J.D. (1974)
  • Southern Methodist University, LLM in Taxation (1984)

Memberships and Licenses

  • State Bar of Texas (licensed to practice before all courts)
  • State Bar of Illinois (inactive)
  • Dallas Chapter of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Dallas Chapter of Certified Public Accountants
  • Admitted to Practice in the United States Tax Court
  • Admitted to Practice in Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Apostolic Notary for the Marriage Tribunal of Diocese of Dallas
  • Member of Probate, Trust, and Real Property Section-State Bar of Texas
  • Member of Taxation Section -- State Bar of Texas
  • Member of College of State Bar of Texas


I was born in Illinois, migrated to Texas in 1976, married Janet L. Kelly. We have two children, and live in Dallas.

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