Larry Kelly Remembered

Judge Larry Kelly, a member of the Firm since his retirement as the Chief Bankruptcy Judge in the Western District of Texas, died peacefully at his home on March 19, 2014. He was 68. Judge Kelly was recognized as one of the most brilliant minds in the bankruptcy practice by lawyers and judges across the country. His advice and counsel was widely sought. He relished the gnarliest problems and brought a rare combination of wisdom, insight and wry humor to their resolution. Judge Kelly was also recognized for his particular efforts and acumen in automating the Bankruptcy Courts. Judge Kelly truly cherished his opportunity to teach and guide students in his role as Adjunct Professor at Baylor University Law School. Students, faculty and staff alike, loved and respected him. Larry Kelly, a kind, generous and compassionate friend to so many, will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service for friends and family will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at First United Methodist Church of Waco with Rev. Stephen Ramsdell and Rev. Jimmy Dorrell officiating. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, March 21, at Wilkirson-Hatch Bailey Funeral Home.

Judge Kelly’s obituary appeared in the Waco Tribune Herald and can be read here: