Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Elevates John Kelly III to Member

The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to announce that John V. Kelly III has been elevated to a Member of the firm. He was previously an Associate in the New Jersey office.

“John has consistently demonstrated his commitment to the firm through his successful practice and exceptional client service, taking a problem-solving approach to labor and employment litigation to maximize efficiency and positive outcomes,” said David C. Roberts, Chair of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. “We are proud to congratulate him on this tremendous accomplishment and look forward to his continued success as a Member of the firm.”

About John V. Kelly III 

Kelly practices in Norris McLaughlin, P.A.’s Labor and Employment Law group, focusing on litigation matters and on advising clients, both employers and employees, on employment law matters. He has experience with employment agreements, as well as negotiation of employment and severance packages, employee policy manuals, and appeals, including discrimination and sexual harassment suits, workplace investigations, and wage and hour compliance and investigations. Kelly is included in the 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America list.

An Army veteran, Kelly is a JAG Officer in the New Jersey Army National Guard. He is Norris McLaughlin, P.A.’s Emerging Leader contact for Meritas®, a global alliance of leading independent firms. 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.

Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Kelly was a clerk for the Hon. Christine Farrington, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, Hudson County, Law Division. He then worked as a litigation associate at a mid-sized New Jersey law firm. He earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and received his B.S., cum laude, from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is a multi-practice, commercial law firm with offices in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, delivering legal solutions to clients wherever they conduct their business, including nationally and internationally. The firm’s nearly 130 attorneys practice in more than 25 legal disciplines and industry-focused groups and serve a wide range of clients, including small businesses, middle-market companies, and Fortune 500 corporations, as well as the private individuals and families who may own, lead, and/or manage those companies. Norris McLaughlin is a member of Meritas®, a global alliance of leading independent law firms. To learn more, visit