Honors & Affiliations

Brian T. Kelly is one of only 17 board certified adoption attorneys in Florida. He is an active member of the prestigious American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, an association of attorneys, judges, and law professors in the United States and Canada who are dedicated to the highest standards of practice in the field of adoption law. Membership is by invitation-only from the Board of Trustees based on criteria for excellence in the practice of adoption.

Rated AV® PreeminentTM from LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell

An AV® PreeminentTM certification mark is a significant peer review accomplishment—a testament to the fact that Brian is ranked by his fellow attorneys at the highest level of professional excellence.

Other Awards

  • Meritorious Public Service Award, Florida Bar, 2008
  • Outstanding Service Award, Angelwood, Inc., 2005 and 2007

Other Affiliations

  • Florida Bar (Board Certified in Adoption Law)
  • Jacksonville Bar
  • Florida Adoption Council
  • 4th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee 4th Judicial Circuit, 1992-1995; Chairman 2006–2008
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Angelwood, Inc., President, Board of Directors (1999–Present)
  • Chets Creek Church
  • Jacksonville Golf & Country Club, President (1998–1999), Board of Governors (1996–1999)