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About Tim Kelly, Esq.

Tim Kelly is a graduate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. A writer by trade, Tim worked for years in retail copywriting before serving as an entertainment journalist both online and in print. As a journalist, he was quoted by the New York Times,, and; and saw his written work published in the World Film Locations series of books. In 2017, he shifted his focus toward the legal industry, with an emphasis on small business law. Tim currently writes for and lives in the Twin Cities, where he enjoys being a husband and new dad.

Articles Written by Tim Kelly, Esq.

Federal Drug Crimes and Penalties

Violating federal law can lead to significant prison sentences

How To Find the Best Drug Charge Defense Attorney

Ease your search with a few quick tips and methods

How To Pay for a Drug Charge Attorney

Heavy expenses up front can potentially lessen your burden later on

State Drug Crimes and Penalties

Possession and trafficking don’t pay

What To Do When Facing Drug Charges

Tips for forging a strong legal defense

What Is The Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law?

Some key distinctions to build your knowledge

How To Pay For a Criminal Defense Attorney

Navigating the costs of an experienced attorney

Private Gun Sales: Are They Legal?

Going through the proper channels

Driving Barefoot: Is It Legal?

"Will this get me in trouble?"

Lying About Your Age Online and on Social Media: Is It Legal?

Stay safe and on the right side of the law online

What Is Considered a Personal Injury?

When an injury can lead to a legal claim

How To Find a Personal Injury Attorney

Knowing where to look can be crucial

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

How an attorney advocates for your needs and wishes

What Are Common Causes of Personal Injury Claims?

Here are some scenarios that can lead to a lawsuit

How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Gauging the strengths and weaknesses of your personal injury case

7 Reasons To Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

An experienced attorney can make all the difference

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

The financial impact of making a crucial hire

The 10 Steps of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Here’s what to expect when you litigate a personal injury claim

Arbitration vs. Mediation: What Is the Difference?

Two distinct ways of resolving your dispute out of court

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Divorce?

It ultimately depends on the needs and circumstances of the couple

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

A broad look at the typical costs associated with divorce in the U.S.

5 Steps To Changing Your Name After a Divorce

Starting over can be easier if you know how to update your ID

Who Needs To Leave the Home in a Divorce?

What the legal system has to say when spouses disagree

What Does a Real Estate Attorney Do?

These lawyers can fill many roles in the course of a real estate transaction

How To Find a Real Estate Attorney

Know what resources are available before starting your search

How To Get Custody of the Dog

What happens to Rover in a divorce?

Child Custody Tax Issues: Who Claims a Child on Taxes?

How federal tax laws affect child custody arrangements 

How To Find a General Civil Litigation Attorney

Finding competent advocacy is daunting but necessary

What Does a General Litigator Do?

These versatile legal professionals are highly skilled in civil procedure

What Is a Trust?

A powerful legal document that helps you transfer assets as intended

What Is a Power of Attorney?

Peace of mind for you and your loved ones

Do I Need a Labor Lawyer?

Unions and employers often retain the services of labor lawyers

What Does a Labor Lawyer Do?

These lawyers are skilled in working with labor unions

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