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Brendan P. KelleyAssociate

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Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 2014
  • Connecticut, 2013
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2015
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2017


  • J.D., with honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 2009

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Brendan is an associate in Cetrulo LLP’s Boston office. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, toxic tort litigation, and asbestos litigation. Brendan also has experience in such diverse areas as criminal law, family law, and the negotiation of contract disputes.

Brendan is admitted to practice in the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as the United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts and Connecticut. His practice involves a wide range of issues, including products/premises liability, general liability and insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and chapter 93A/176D litigation. Brendan also serves on National Coordinating Counsel teams managing products and toxic tort litigation for Fortune 500 companies in jurisdictions across the country.

Brendan is also a licensed real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Cetrulo LLP, Brendan served as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting misdemeanor and felony offenses in Essex County, Massachusetts. In that role, he engaged in an extensive motions practice and successfully conducted numerous jury trials. Brendan was also the District Attorney’s representative in the Lynn Drug Court – where, in response to the area’s opioid epidemic, he worked collaboratively with judges, defense attorneys, and medical professionals, using evidenced-based best practices to craft more creative and effective post-conviction sentences. In that capacity, he represented the Lynn Drug Court at the 2015 National Association of Drug Court Professionals annual conference in Washington, DC. Prior to his time in the DA’s Office, he worked as a judicial law clerk with the Massachusetts Trial Court.

During law school, Brendan served as an Executive Editor of the Connecticut Journal of International Law and as the Litigation Director of the Moot Court Board.

When away from the office, Brendan enjoys playing golf, spending time with family and friends, and being on the water. He is also an avid Boston sports fan.

Honors & Awards

  • Connecticut Moot Court Board, Litigation Director
  • Connecticut Journal of International Law, Symposium Editor

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 2013-2015
  • Vice Chair , Toxic Tort Group for the 2019 DRI Products Liability Conference
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