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John T. Kelleher, Esq.

  • Member of Nevada State Bar: 1996
  • Juris Doctor: Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Law School (1996) cum laude
  • Bachelors: Stonehill College (1989) cum laude
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • AAML Member
  • AAML Certified Arbitrator
Since 1996, John has practiced law in Nevada focusing primarily on family law. In addition to being a Certified Family Law Specialist, John is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has also received an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2013, John became one of only two AAML Certified Arbitrators in Southern Nevada.

In 1989, John graduated cum laude with his bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. John was awarded a three-year ROTC scholarship while at Stonehill. He then attended St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts from 1989 to 1991 where he studied philosophy and theology. John graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1996, where he was appointed as a Board Member for Trial Advocacy and an Associate Editor of the Education and Law Journal.

After law school, John worked as an associate for the law firm of Pico & Mitchell from 1996 to 1999, where he handled family law and insurance defense cases.  In 1998, John became licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

In 1999, John began his own family law practice in Las Vegas. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. In 2009, John was appointed by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division to serve as a Pro Tem Hearing Officer in several important areas:  guardianships, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence and mental health. John is actively involved in the Las Vegas community serving as an officer for the Elk’s Club. Until 2012, John and his wife Christine have served as licensed foster parents for the Clark County Department of Family Services. John also served as an officer for the U.S. Army Reserves from 1989 to 2005.

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Certified Family Law Specialist
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
AAML American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

John knows Nevada law, and gets you the results you want! In court, he speaks up to other attorneys, and I have not once seen him daunted by any aspect of the trial system. His power in court, gave me clarity of mind, and the strength to testify for the one-hour-plus I had to be on the stand.”

—Terrell B., client

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