Matthew J. Kelly
Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP
Jim is a partner of the Firm, overseeing all litigation. He began his legal career as Staff Counsel to the New York Public Service Commission from 1979 to 1983, and has been in private practice since that time. Jim has tried over one hundred civil and criminal cases to verdict throughout New York State in all four Departments of the Appellate Division and in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts. Jim was appointed as an Arbitrator in the Albany City Court and as a Mediator for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. He was also appointed to the Governor’s Judicial Selection Committee for the Third Department by Chief Judge Hon. Judith Kaye and reappointed by Chief Judge Hon. Jonathan Lippman. He has also been appointed to the Character and Fitness Committee of the Appellate Division Third Department by Presiding Judge Hon. Karen Peters, and re-appointed by Hon. Elizabeth A. Garry. Jim continues to be the Chairman of the Albany County Bar Association Diversity Internship Program for Minority Law Students, and was one of its original organizers.