Kelly has over 25 years experience as an attorney in personal injury cases, corporate litigation and criminal law. His trial experience includes civil and criminal trials with hundreds of jury trials over this twenty five (25) year career.
His experience in advocating for his clients against large insurance companies, banks and corporations has given Kelly notoriety throughout Georgia. He has handled complex RICO cases, but he has that same tenacity when handling a straightforward personal injury case. He has settled multi-million dollar cases in mediation but only because the other side knew that a jury trial loomed if they failed to negotiate in good faith. The other side, in any case, has to know and believe that the opposing attorney will try the case to a jury. Kelly has that reputation. That experience, from prosecuting cold bloodied murderers to taking on multi-billion dollar banks, has made Kelly someone that the other side respects.
Due to his service as district attorney, Kelly has made valuable contacts with attorneys, law enforcement officials, politicians and people from all walks of life in every region of Georgia. His service to the community includes 14 years as the elected district attorney in Houston County, Georgia, where he was re-elected three times before deciding to return to private practice. During his term in office, he was elected by his peers to serve a term on the prestigious Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia, the governing body for all district attorneys in Georgia. He served as a committee chairman in numerous committees, including technology, office management and legislation, of the District Attorneys Association of Georgia. As district attorney Kelly was a leader in innovation and the applied use of technology to make the district attorney's office the most efficient possible. Incorporating modern presentation technologies into prosecution made Kelly a valued presenter at national conferences of prosecutors.
Prior to his service as district attorney, he was the chief magistrate of Houston County and served there for four years. He was elected by his peers to be the President of the Magistrate Court Council of Georgia, in addition to service on the Judicial Council of Georgia and the Courts Automation Council of Georgia.
The use of modern presentation technologies, exhaustive research and a comprehensive understanding of the case at hand makes Kelly an unparalleled advocate for his clients.
Licensed since 1984
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1984||07/06/2015|
|Partner||Burke Lasseter LLC||2010 - 2012|
|District Attorney||Houston County District Attorney||1996 - 2010|
|Mercer University-W. George L.S.||N/A||N/A||N/A|