Offices in

Crystal Lake, Illinois, Libertyville, Illinois, and Chicago, Illinois

Jim Kelly, has extensive experience in representing local governments, financial institutions, small corporations and individuals. He has extensive experience in representing individuals in divorce, custody, juvenile matters, probate and estate planning, criminal and DUI cases, personal injury cases and zoning maters. He has represented corporations and local governments in complex litigation concerning land use, civil rights defense, and breach of contract and commercial litigation. Jim has a broad base of practical experience in working on complex legal issues.

Canisius College, Buffalo New York, Bachelor of Arts (1977)
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago Illinois, Degree – Juris Doctorate (1991)

State of Illinois (1991)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1995)
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1995)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (2005)

Banking, Commercial and Collection Law, Litigation, Local Government, Land Use, Real Estate, Family Law, Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense.

Before attending law school, Mr. Kelly served as a United States Army Officer for 12 years.

Assistant State’s Attorney, McHenry County, Senior Litigation Attorney for 8 years. In that role, Mr. Kelly represented the McHenry County Board, the McHenry County Sheriff, Recorder of Deeds, the McHenry County Clerk, Planning and Development Department, and Transportation Department. He advised the County Board on parliamentary procedures and acted as the Board Parliamentarian.

Partner and founding member of Matuszewich & Kelly, LLP. Mr. Kelly practice focuses on general litigation, commercial litigation, collections, government and township law, bankruptcy, family law, juvenile law, and criminal defense.

Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State bar Association Commercial Banking Collections and Bankruptcy Law Section Council (Former Member)
Illinois State Bar Association Local Government Council (Former Member)
Illinois State Bar Association General Assembly (Member)
Illinois State Bar Association Member of the Board of Governance Committee
McHenry County Bar Association
Illinois Township Attorneys Association (Board Member, Vice President, and former Newsletter Editor)
Illinois Attorney General’s Environmental Network (Former Member)
McHenry County Council of Governments (Legislative Committee)

(815) 459-3120
Practice Areas:
Commercial and Collection Law
Local Government
Land Use
Real Estate
Criminal Defense