John W. Kelly, Jr.

Attorney - Mediator
The Woodlands, Texas 77381


Areas Of Practice

Child Custody
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death



  • U.S. Supreme Court, Fifth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, District of Kansas, and Western District of Missouri
  • Kansas Bar, 1971; Missouri Bar, 1971; Texas Bar, 1987
  • University of Kansas School of Law, JD, December 1970. Kansas Law Review
  • University of Kansas, BS, Business Administration, June 1968
  • Basic Mediation Training, Civil Law and Advanced Mediation Training, Family Law. A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center
  • Advanced Attorney – Mediator Training – “Tricks of the Trade.” November 10, 2006
  • Annual Meeting and Advanced Attorney – Mediator Training. March 23-24, 2007
  • Advanced Attorney – Mediator Training: May, 2007, April, 2008, November 2012, and April 2013. Houston Bar Association, ADR Conference, May 2013, May 2014
  • Houston Bar Association – ADR Section CLE, Mediation in the County Courts a year after the Expedited Trial Rule became Law, April 2014
  • Speaker – Mediation Strategies for the Advocate, Katy Bar Association, April 2014
  • Speaker – Assisting your Attorney in Mediation, Houston Association of Legal Professionals, September 2014
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Litigation Section, HBA and Texas State Bar
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, HBA and Texas State Bar
  • Corporate Counsel Section, HBA and Texas State Bar
  • Labor & Employment Section, HBA and Texas State Bar
  • Antitrust/Business Litigation Section, Texas State Bar
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association, President, 2014
  • Katy Bar Association, President, 2010 to 2012
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators (National and Houston Chapter)
  • Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, Board of Directors, 2007 – 2009
  • Leadership Houston, Class XII, 1994
  • Houston Grand Opera, Board of Directors, 1992-2002, Development Council, Corporate Council Subcommittee, and Public Policy Committee
  • Mental Health Association of Greater Houston, Board of Directors, 1994-2000, Executive Committee, President, 1998-2000
  • Houston Area Urban League, Board of Directors, 1997-2003, Executive Committee, Nominations Committee, Governance Task
  • Force Committee (Chair), and Personnel Committee (Chair)
  • Chair, Fort Bend County Bar Association Golf Committee – 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Houston Bar Association – Fee Dispute Committee, 2010 – 2011; Administration of Justice Committee 2011 – 2012, Co-Chair, Senior Lawyers Committee 2012, Member, Fort Bend Lawyers Care, Board of Directors, 2013-Present, Board of Governors, Willow Fork Country Club, 2013 – 2015


"I use my 43 years of experience as a practicing trial attorney to assist the parties in recognizing their strengths and weaknesses and to resolve their conflict in a manner that is fair and reasonable to each of them."

John W. Kelly, Jr.
Attorney and Mediator

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 25387
Houston, TX 77265-5387

P; 713-775-3003

F: 281-578-6699

E: [email protected]