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T.C. Kelley

For more than 30 years, T.C. Kelly represented clients in litigation and appeals, concentrating his practice in the areas of criminal defense, employment law, and personal injury. He now works as a consultant to attorneys and as a freelance legal writer.

Articles by T.C. Kelley


What Lawyers Earn: 5 Things to Know What Lawyers Earn: 5 Things to Know What Lawyers Earn: 5 Things to Know What Lawyers Earn: 5 Things to Know


Are lawyers rolling in money? That seems to be the public perception. In reality, some attorneys make a substantial living, some are...

The Top 10 Most Pivotal Legal Cases in U.S. History (So Far) The Top 10 Most Pivotal Legal Cases in U.S. History (So Far) The Top 10 Most Pivotal Legal Cases in U.S. History (So Far) The Top 10 Most Pivotal Legal Cases in U.S. History (So Far)


Want to learn about the cases that changed the landscape of American law? These 10 Supreme Court rulings had a major impact on U.S. legal...

The 10 Greatest Novels About the Law The 10 Greatest Novels About the Law The 10 Greatest Novels About the Law The 10 Greatest Novels About the Law


From tales of vigilantism and courtroom dramas to narratives of oppressive legal systems, we take a look at some timeless law-inspired...

Erasing Your Criminal Record: An Introduction to Expungement Erasing Your Criminal Record: An Introduction to Expungement Erasing Your Criminal Record: An Introduction to Expungement Erasing Your Criminal Record: An Introduction to Expungement


Past convictions can follow people for years, but expunging them is a difficult, long-term process. Read more to find out if expungement...

Step by Step: Here’s What Happens When You're Charged with a Crime Step by Step: Here’s What Happens When You're Charged with a Crime Step by Step: Here’s What Happens When You're Charged with a Crime Step by Step: Here’s What Happens When You're Charged with a Crime


Criminal procedures differ from state to state. For the most part, however, criminal cases in every American jurisdiction follow the same...

Losing or Leaving a Job? Know Your Rights Losing or Leaving a Job? Know Your Rights Losing or Leaving a Job? Know Your Rights Losing or Leaving a Job? Know Your Rights


Nothing lasts forever, including employment. If your job is coming to an end (voluntarily or otherwise), there are some legal protections...

5 Signs that You Need an Employment Attorney 5 Signs that You Need an Employment Attorney 5 Signs that You Need an Employment Attorney 5 Signs that You Need an Employment Attorney


While there are many reasons why an applicant may not receive a job, or why an employee finds themselves terminated, there are several...

10 Criminal Rights You Need to Understand 10 Criminal Rights You Need to Understand 10 Criminal Rights You Need to Understand 10 Criminal Rights You Need to Understand


One often hears, "Criminals have all the rights." In fact, those rights belong to everyone, but people often fail to appreciate their...

Plea Bargaining 101 Plea Bargaining 101 Plea Bargaining 101 Plea Bargaining 101


Most criminal prosecutions in the USA are resolved through plea agreements, which are an essential component of the justice system. If...

Is There a Warrant Out For Your Arrest? Here's What to Do Is There a Warrant Out For Your Arrest? Here's What to Do Is There a Warrant Out For Your Arrest? Here's What to Do Is There a Warrant Out For Your Arrest? Here's What to Do


What happens if a warrant has been issued for your arrest? Do you turn yourself in or avoid being taken into custody? Can you get the...

The 8 Stages of a Criminal Defense Case The 8 Stages of a Criminal Defense Case The 8 Stages of a Criminal Defense Case The 8 Stages of a Criminal Defense Case


From arrest to investigation to sentencing, this article will help you understand how criminal charges move through the criminal justice...

But I’m Innocent! What to Do if You Are Charged with a Crime You Did Not Commit But I’m Innocent! What to Do if You Are Charged with a Crime You Did Not Commit But I’m Innocent! What to Do if You Are Charged with a Crime You Did Not Commit But I’m Innocent! What to Do if You Are Charged with a Crime You Did Not Commit


If you've been falsely accused of a crime, you need to take action immediately to save yourself from potentially disastrous consequences....

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