Thomas J. Kelly was included in the inaugural edition of the 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch for his work in:
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Commercial Litigation
These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
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