Firm News – 2020

Linda N. Engleby Named Newest Partner to the Firm

We are pleased to announce the addition of Linda N. Engleby as the newest partner to our Firm, effective June 22, Linda Engleby2020. Linda brings extensive experience in estate planning, trust and estate administration and probate litigation. She also counsels clients on all aspects of guardianship matters and issues associated with the incapacity of individuals.

Linda previously served as a hospital chaplain working with families as they faced medical and health crises. She has said the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration allow her to combine her love of working with families with her interest in the law.

A graduate of George Washington University Law School, Linda also holds a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, Taxation & Real Property, Trust & Probate Sections, and co-author of “A Look at the Domestic Partnership Act,” an article which appeared in the New Jersey State Bar Association Taxation Law Section Newsletter (Vol. 30, No. 2 (December 2004)).

Linda’s values and experience fit well with our Firm’s commitment to providing personalized legal services to each client. Please join us in welcoming her to our Firm.

The Social Media Minefield

It is no secret that the internet, and social media in particular, affords attorneys with the opportunity to investigate adversaries, opposing parties, and third-party witnesses. However, a new decision from the New Jersey Disciplinary Review Board (DRB) reiterates restrictions on this activity and makes it clear that those who use social media as an investigatory tool do so at their own peril. Read More

Will Insurers Be Required to Provide Business Interruption Coverage due to COVID-19?

On March 9, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency based on the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly thereafter, on March 21, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 107 which, among other things, requires all non-essential New Jersey businesses to close and operate remotely. Read More


Laura Ann Kelly - Top 50 Women in NJ Selection by Super Lawyers
We are pleased to announce that partners David M. Blackwell, Peter T. Donnelly, Patrick J. Galligan, Laura Ann Kelly, and Patrick B. Minter have been named by the Thomson Reuters organization to the 2020 list of New Jersey Super Lawyers; and that partner Jared Limbach has been included on the 2020 list of New Jersey Rising Stars. Reuters’ selection methodology for these lists can be found on the Super Lawyers’ website. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

“We are very proud of the hard work and dedication exhibited by each member of our Firm and grateful for the trust and confidence our clients have always placed in us when handling their legal matters,” stated Laura Ann Kelly, founding partner.

Kelly, Minter & Falkin Receive “AV” Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Laura Ann Kelly and Patrick B. Minter, along with attorney Gary Falkin, Of Counsel for the Firm, have once again been included on the list of “AV” Preeminent lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell. Laura has been on this list since 2008, Patrick was first named to the list in 2010, maintaining it ever since; and Gary has been on the list since 1987.
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“AV” Preeminent is the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the country’s oldest nationally recognized legal reference company. This rating is determined using the methodology and set of standards set forth in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Methodology. and based on reviews by the lawyers’ peers as to their level of professional excellence in the areas of legal knowledge, ethical standards and communication skills. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Laura Ann Kelly - Top 50 Women in NJ Selection by Super Lawyers
We are honored to be an Emerald Patron for the 2020 Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held on Saturday, March 14 in Morristown.

This parade has become a highly anticipated annual tradition in Morris County and a valuable resource to many local charities, including organizations that benefit children with special needs and programs that promote and enhance the County’s Irish culture.

We are proud to lend our support to those efforts this year.

We also would like to congratulate Mary Waller who has been named Grand Marshal of this year’s parade. Mary is an active volunteer with various organizations throughout the State, including the Irish American Association of Northwest New Jersey and the Morris County Parade Committee.


On January 25, 2020, Patrick Minter participated in NJ ICLE’s 2019/2020 Civil Case Law Update.

He was honored to serve with a distinguished panel that included Hon. Mary K. Costello, JSC; Hon. Robert J. Gilson, JAD; Hon. Stephanie Ann Mitterhoff, JAD; Hon. Mark P. Ciarrocca, PJCv; Hon. John D. O’Dwyer, JSC; and Hon. Eugene J. Codey, Jr., JSC (Ret.).

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