• Practice focuses on bankruptcy and reorganization, debtors’ and creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation, and loan workouts/transactional matters.

  • Extensive experience analyzing complex legal issues and drafting litigation materials relating to bankruptcy, debtors’ and creditors’ rights, and commercial disputes.

  • Clients include financially-distressed companies, creditors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, bankruptcy trustees, original equipment manufacturers, tier one and sub-tier suppliers, private equity firms, preference and fraudulent transfer defendants, banks and financial institutions.


  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • Law Review: Managing Editor
  • Dean Charles H. King Scholars Program
  • Dean's List

  • Michigan State University, B.A.
  • Honors: with High Honors
  • Dean's List


  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Contact Information

Thomas J. Kelly
Main: (248) 247-7107
Cell: (269) 369-4739
Email: tkelly@wolfsonbolton.com

More About Thomas

  • Jurisprudence Achievement Award in Research, Writing, and Advocacy

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017)
  • "Setoff: Preference Defense 2.0," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, February 2018

  • "Testing the Waters of the Safe Harbor," American Bar Association – Business Law Today, January 2017

  • "MF Global Court Declines D&O Insurance Nanny Role," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, May 2015

  • "A Method of Protecting Pensions in Chapter 9: Defining the Interest as a Property Right," American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Volume 89, Issue 1, 2015

  • "The Moral of Emoral: Expanding Trustee Standing," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, February 2015
  • State Bar of Michigan

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Turnaround Management Association

  • Oakland County Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan

  • Detroit Economic Club

  • Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan