John V. Kelly III focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law.
John drafts employer and employee policies, handbooks, and contracts. He advises clients on Title VII, Title IX, ADA, ADEA, EO, EEO, NJLAD, NYHRL, wage and hour laws, fraud, and other local, state, and federal employment laws. He also negotiates vendor contracts and agreements.
In addition, John handles a variety of litigation matters from pleading through appeal, including discrimination and sexual harassment suits, workplace investigations, and wage and hour compliance and investigations. John has successfully briefed and argued cases throughout New Jersey. While serving as a second chair at a New Jersey trial that focused on gender discrimination and other issues, John obtained a no cause verdict for a large international entity.
Prior to joining the firm, John was a clerk for the New Jersey Superior Court Hudson County Vicinage Law Division in Jersey City for the Hon. Christine Farrington, J.S.C. John worked as a litigation associate at a mid-sized New Jersey law firm.
While in law school, John was a member of the Legislative Law Journal and recipient of the Del Tufo Constitutional Law Award. He is an Army Veteran and JAG Officer in the New Jersey Army National Guard. In 2020, Kelly was elected to the Nutley Board of Commissioners, where he serves as Commissioner and Director of Nutley’s Public Affairs and Health Department.