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May 18, 2023

Jeff Kelly Selected as “40 Under 40” Honoree from the Triangle Business Journal

RALEIGH – Jeff Kelly, partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Raleigh office, has been selected as one of the Triangle Business Journal’s "40 Under 40” honorees, an annual list of the Research Triangle Park region’s top young professionals. Honorees are selected based on their professional achievements and their contributions to the community.

Kelly maintains a diverse practice in areas of emerging technology, particularly in areas involving data analytics, artificial intelligence, digital assets, and FinTech. He regularly works with businesses and entrepreneurs effectively navigate changing regulations, government investigations, and complex corporate and securities law challenges.

In addition to his legal practice, Kelly serves in several leadership positions at the intersection of law, technology, and increasing access to justice. Kelly currently serves on the Governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation and is the Immediate Past Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Future of Law Committee, both of which are charged with tracking, analyzing, and contextualizing the impact of leading-edge technology on the delivery of legal services.

Kelly serves on the Board of Directors for Legal Aid of North Carolina, where he has worked closely with the leadership of LANC to develop and launch their Innovation Lab. He is also a special advisor to the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission. Kelly is also a Fellow of Duke Law School’s Center on Law and Technology, where he works with the Center and law students to facilitate multiple projects leveraging technology and design to serve unmet legal needs.

All 2023 honorees will be recognized at an event at the Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh on June 29.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors and professionals with 33 offices in 17 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, go to