Darryl A. Kelley & Associates, LLC began as a solo
practice in 1998. Since then, the firm has acquired the talent and expertise
in the following areas:
Auto Accidents – Slip and falls,
wrongful death actions.
Bankruptcy – Chapter
7 bankruptcy allows the debtor to receive complete relief from the payment
of all dischargeable debt. A chapter 7 bankruptcy case is usually filed
by those who own limited assets and whose debts are dischargeable. With
certain exceptions, this type of proceeding results in a discharge, or
elimination, of all debts. This type of case has been referred to as
a liquidation bankruptcy.
Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows the debtor to reorganize
existing debt while stopping foreclosures, repossession, and tax liens.
A chapter 13 is a type of bankruptcy intended for individuals who have
a regular income and are in a position to repay their debts, in part
or in full, over a period of time.
Both chapters allow the debtor to keep homes and cars
in most instances and both types of bankruptcies stop wage garnishments,
creditor harassment and collection suits. Cases are handled in both Maryland
and the District of Columbia.
Criminal – All types of criminal
actions – District Court/Circuit Court
Employment – Discrimination
Estate Administration and Probate – Wills,
living wills, power of attorneys and estate administration.
Family Law – Uncontested cases and
vigorous representation in contested matters,
limited and absolute divorces, custody, visitation and support, marital property,
alimony, annulments, domestic violence, ex parte and protective orders, separation
agreements, and premarital/prenuptial agreements.
Mediation - Mediation
is a process whereby a neutral mediator assists parties in finding their own
mutually acceptable resolution of a problem or conflict. The mediator
acts like a facilitator of the negotiations between the individuals in dispute. The
mediator does not impose a solution on the parties. This process belongs
to the parties themselves.
Mediation is voluntary, private and informal. No fault
or blame is assessed to either party. The goal is to establish and dialogue
between the parties and reach an acceptable solution if possible.
There are many advantages to mediation like the following:
- It helps settle disputes privately and confidentially.
- It’s fast and convenient.
- It focuses on problem solving rather than placing blame.
- The process of mutual resolution gives people “place to start” for
- There is little risk. Agreements are voluntary.
- Unless court ordered, it keeps judges and lawyers from making decisions
that affect you.
- We mediate in civil, family, community, church and employment matters.
Certified Mediators available to help you.
Traffic – Speeding to drunk driving.