John R. Kelso

John R. Kelso

Miami, Florida
(305) 672-0470

John R. Kelso, Partner of the Firm, is a graduate of Princeton University (B.A.) and the University of Florida College of Law (J.D.), and has been involved in commercial and family litigation in South Florida since 1970. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the Dade County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eleventh and Federal Circuits; the United State District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida and Central District of Illinois; and the United States Court of Federal Claims. His practice has included complex commercial matters litigated in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as family matters in both the trial and appellate courts of Florida.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • State and Federal Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1970


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1970
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1966

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member


  • Phi Alpha Delta