Rohan Kelley practices with The Kelley Law Firm, P.L. in Ft. Lauderdale, where he limits his practice to wills, trusts and estates and major case fiduciary litigation.
Mr. Kelley was admitted to practice in Florida in 1965. He is Florida Bar board certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates, having been granted automatic certification as an original member of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Committee of the Florida Bar. He later served as chairman of that Committee. He is also a past co-chairman of the Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee.
He is past chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar (with 10,000 members) and past chair of the Probate Law Committee, Homestead Law Committee and the Amicus Committee of that Section.
He is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (1982) and serves as a member of the fiduciary litigation committee of that organization. He is selected and listed as a SuperLawyer by Florida SuperLawyers Magazine, as a Top Lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide, as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine and super selected by that magazine to their Hall of Fame for every year that recognition has been awarded (60 lawyers throughout Florida). He has been selected by Best Lawyers in America for every year since 1987 and was the first lawyer in Broward County in his field to be selected.
Some of his publication credits include:
- The Florida Bar Probate System published by The Florida Bar and Lexis-Nexis (co-author with his daughter, Tae Kelley Bronner, Esq.)
- Practice Under Florida Probate Code, 6th edition (2010), published by The Florida Bar and Lexis-Nexis: Chapter 15 "Fees And Other Expenses of Administration" (co-author), Chapter 19 “Homestead And Exempt Property” (co-author with his daughter, Tae Kelley Bronner, Esq.) and Chapter 21 “Probate Litigation.”
- Litigation Under Florida Probate Code, 8th edition (2011) published by The Florida Bar and Lexis-Nexis: Chapter 11 "Compensation Disputes"
- "Protecting the Corporate Fiduciary's Tender Backside" February 1988 Trusts and Estates magazine.
- "Homestead Made Easy" Parts I and II March and April 1991 issues, Parts III and IIIA (co-author with his daughter, Tae Kelley Bronner, Esq.) June and July/August 1995 issues, of the Florida Bar Journal.
- "Trusts and Estates: 1996 Survey of Florida Law" Nova Law Review Vol. 21:386, Fall 1996
- Various articles on probate and trust related matters in ActionLine, the periodic publication of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar.
In 1991 the National Association of Continuing Legal Education Administrators awarded Mr. Kelley the Harrison Tweed award for excellence in continuing legal education. In 1993 he was awarded the Robert C. Scott Memorial Award by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar.
He has lectured for The Florida Bar, Florida Legal Education Association (FLEA), the Florida Banker’s Association, the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges and other professional organizations at more than 80 CLE seminars over more than 30 years, specifically on topics involving will and trust preparation, planning and administration, and will, trust and estate litigation and new cases decided, laws passed and court rules adopted or changed.
Mr. Kelley continues in the full time practice of law with his son and law partner, Shane Kelley. (See Best Lawyers listing for Shane Kelley.) His daughter, Tae Kelley Bronner practices Wills, Trusts and Estates law in Tampa, Florida, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). (See Best Lawyers listing for Tae Kelley Bronner.) His other son, Sean Kelley practices Wills Trusts and Estates law in St. Augustine, Florida and is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
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