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Over 100 years of

Combined Experience

With 100+ years of combined experience, we bring the expertise and knowledge of larger firms to our local community, all while preserving the personalized approach of a smaller boutique firm. 

Boutique Law Firm + Nationwide Practice

Real Estate, Syndication, Securities and Legal Counsel

Kelly Clarke has emerged as a leading name in the securities and real estate legal services sector on a national scale. Our reach extends across the United States and we operate from our main offices in Prosper, Texas and Santa Barbara, California. 


Our Named Partners

Meet Dugan Kelley and Matthew Clarke, our esteemed partners at Kelley Clarke, renowned for their resourcefulness and expertise in all things real estate law and litigation. 

Dugan Kelley — Shareholder of Kelley Clarke Law

Dugan P. Kelley


Dugan P. Kelley co-founded Kelley Clarke, PC, aiming to provide big firm expertise locally. The firm, with offices in Prosper, Texas, and Santa Barbara, California, operates nationally and specializes in securities and real estate. Mr. Kelley, who chairs the firm’s related practice groups, has facilitated real estate transactions over $2 billion. His experience spans 20 years in trial and litigation, including a tenure at Cappello & Noel and defending healthcare professionals at Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols. Additionally, he served as an adjunct law professor and has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer Rising Star.” Mr. Kelley is also a best-selling author and active in non-profit work, including efforts against human trafficking. He lives with his wife, Michelle, and their three sons, participating actively in their church and community. 

Matthew Clarke — Shareholder of Kelley Clarke Law

Matthew M. Clarke


Matthew Clarke is the chair of Kelley | Clarke’s litigation department. He is licensed to practice in California, Texas, and New York. During his 30 years of practice, Mr. Clarke has obtained more than $190 million in verdicts and settlements as well as helping the firm structure transactions involving real estate valued at more than $2 billion dollars. Mr. Clarke actively tries cases for both defendants as well as plaintiffs in State Courts, Federal Courts, Arbitrators, FINRA, and other regulatory agencies throughout the country. Previously, he was a partner at Cappello & Noel in Santa Barbara, California, specializing in lender liability. Notably, Mr. Clarke’s longest trial involved an 11-month construction defect case with a substantial multi-million dollar judgment. He has also achieved significant verdicts in cases involving private equity, wrongful death, and other serious matters. A recognized “Super Lawyer Rising Star” in 2009 and 2010, Mr. Clarke is known for his proactive risk management and effective problem-solving. Active in his community and the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, he contributes to legal discussions and publications. Mr. Clarke, his wife Sofia, and their three sons are deeply involved in their local church and various non-profits. 

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