Kelley joined the firm at its inception after several years of practicing with one of Louisiana’s oldest and most respected law firms. Kelley joined Mansfield Melancon to further the firm’s goal of understanding every client’s personal interests while aggressively representing each client to ensure they receive the result they deserve.
Kelley’s extensive litigation experience adds unique value to your case. Kelley has practiced in front of every level of Louisiana’s judicial system – from District Courts to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
In 2018, Kelley was ranked by his peers among the Super Lawyers – Louisiana Rising Stars. The Rising Stars list recognizes less than 2.5 % of attorneys in Louisiana.
Kelley received his J.D. from Southern University Law Center, where he graduated first in his class for the full-time day division. He served as the Executive Editor of the Southern University Law Review editorial board and was a member of the Southern University Moot Court Board, the Grade Appeals Committee, and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Kelley continued to serve his alma mater as an Adjunct Professor of Law and as an honorary member of the Louisiana Law Institute.
Before practicing law, Kelley was a former project manager/estimator/engineer for Orion Marine Group, Inc., where he aided in the estimating, bidding, execution, and completion of construction projects in South Louisiana. Kelley earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Construction Management from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, he served as Vice President of the Associated Builders and Contractors Student Chapter and Secretary of the Construction Student Association.
Kelley is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In his spare time, Kelley enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing guitar, watching and attending Saints and LSU sporting events, and being outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, and riding horses. Kelley actively represents clients throughout Louisiana and looks forward to representing you.