Seamus Kelly

Co-Founding Partner of Music City Law, PLLC

National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 (2021)

Carl J. Ruskowski leadership award, Philip J. Davidson clinical advocate award , and the VSEA Award for the Practice of Civil Litigation (2013)

“We created Music City Law so that great legal representation can be accessible to everyone.”

Seamus Kelly, co-founder of Music City Law

Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, Seamus received a bachelor’s degree in Business and Political Science from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School here in Nashville. While at Vanderbilt, Seamus was heavily involved in the Law School community, including serving as Editor-in-Chief of Vanderbilt’s environmental law journal and organizing the annual Moot Court competition. Seamus received several awards for leadership in the Nashville community, his clinical appellate work, and academic achievement.

In between Trinity and Vanderbilt, Seamus spent several years managing, launching, and closing down locations for a prolific coffee chain throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, all while writing and performing music.

​Prior to forming Music City Law in 2019 with David Goldman, Seamus spent six years working for a civil litigation firm in Nashville where he gained extensive experience, taking leadership roles early on in his legal career in all facets of a broad variety of cases.

Like many transplants in Nashville, Seamus is excited by the city’s exponential growth but believes in preserving the character that makes Nashville so desirable to begin with. Seamus founded the non-profit Rock Block Preservation Society to help support the independent venues and businesses of Elliston Place, has previously served on the board of Historic Nashville, Inc. during its efforts to preserve Printers Alley, Music Row, and other Nashville treasures, and often serves as a legal observer to protect the rights of local protesters through the National Lawyers Guild.

Seamus lives on Music Row with his rambunctious dog, Cully, and when he’s not at the office can be found at the dog park, a live music venue, binge-watching the latest prestige tv show, or enjoying the ever-blossoming Nashville restaurant scene.

Education

Vanderbilt Law School
J.D. (2010 – 2013)

Trinity College, the University of Dublin
B.A. Business & Political Science (2000 – 2004)