Joseph T. Kelley

Chief Operating Officer
New York City
(212) 508-0422
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As Chief Operating Officer, Joseph Kelley brings to the firm over 30 years of legal sector expertise. He is highly skilled in analyzing and presenting relevant data critical to senior management decision-making. He has extensive experience in system implementations, client/banking relations, auditing, accounting, financial dashboard development and reporting. Mr. Kelley is responsible for oversight of the firm’s administrative functions on a daily basis, including the finance, human resources, library, records and technology groups, as well as the firm’s real estate and insurance programs.

Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Mr. Kelley served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Financial Systems and Controller for prominent law firms in New York City and Philadelphia. He holds an MBA from Temple University and a B.S. in Accounting from La Salle College.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Law Practice Division
  • Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)

Past Activities

  • Temple University EMBA Alumni Board, Member
  • Philadelphia Chapter of the ALA, Finance Section, Co-Chair
  • Philadelphia Chapter of the ALA, Board of Directors, Treasurer