John W. Kelly

Mr. Kelly focuses his practice in the area of commercial litigation, with particular concentration in intellectual property rights. Mr. Kelly is admitted to the New York and Hawaii Bar and earned his Juris Doctor from New York Law School.

Prior to joining Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, Mr. Kelly was an associate at one of the nation’s oldest intellectual property firms based in New York. While there his practice included counseling clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on the prosecution, opposition and enforcement of worldwide intellectual property rights, negotiating coexistence and settlement agreements, providing guidance on business transactions and conducting due diligence for divestments and acquisitions.  Mr. Kelly worked closely with the Litigation Group and the Mergers, Acquisitions and Licensing Group during his tenure with the firm.

Mr. Kelly also has prior experience as a financial instrument consultant at a boutique research firm focused on the review and legal analysis of bond and loan covenants for institutional investors.   

During law school, Mr. Kelly was a legal intern at The United States Court of International Trade in New York City, serving the Chambers of the Honorable Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas.