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The Kelly Family Began Laying A Foundation in San Francisco When They Arrived in the Early 1900's. 


Those Roots Have Been Nurtured for Over One Hundred Years & Resulted in Unbreakable Bonds with The City,

Residents,  Legal Community, and Local Businesses. 

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San Francisco Presence

for over 100 years.

Brothers Frank Kelly Sr. and Tom Kelly opened Kelly Bros. Groceries in Cow Hollow on Union and Steiner in 1918.


Kelly Bros.' premiere market serviced Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights and the Marina from from 1918 through the 1980's.  

The Kelly Brothers instilled discipline and a strong work ethic in their children by employing them at the family business while they completed their education. Subsequent Kelly generations remained in San Francisco, all serving the city in an array of professional capacities.  

The Kelly Law Firm mirrors the legacy of Kelly Bros., and maintains the discipline, commitment, participation in our community, as well as the value of family apprenticeship in business.

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Four Generations

Frank Kelly Sr. planted his familial & business roots in San Francisco in the early 1900's. His son, Francis J. Kelly was born, raised, and maintained his law practice in San Francisco.


Mr. Kelly's love of the law, his clients, and his practice, resulted in 62 years of practice in San Francisco. At the time of his passing in 2015, Mr. Kelly was representing his third generation of clients; many local families relied on his guidance for over half a century. 


Nicole Kelly represents the fourth generation in the Kelly family to remain in San Francisco and dedicate her life and work to our beautiful city. 

We are passionate about the issues facing San Franciscans as we balance the need to adapt to new industries and population growth, while preserving the spirit, integrity and heart of the city.

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