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Lannie Todd Kelly

Lannie Todd Kelly

also known as L. Todd Kelly, Todd Kelly

Practice areas:

Birth Injury, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Sexual Harassment

About Me

I  began  practicing law in 1995, after I graduated from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University as a member of the Woolsack Honor Society. 


I practiced as a U.S. Marine judge advocate until I left active service as a Major in 1998. 


I then began representing people injured through the neglect of others. I am licensed in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia and Pennsylvania, and practice all over the country, helping victims of medical neglect and other negligence.


I have developed a niche in birth injury litigation, and in sexual abuse cases.  I also represent numerous other personal injury and wrongful death victims, including catastrophic 18-wheeler collisions.


I am a 2009 graduate of Gerry Spence's  Trial Lawyers' College in Dubois, Wyoming, and utilize the techniques learned there wherever I can.  I completely dedicate myself to the healing of my clients, and work hard to get them significant recoveries. 


I am a member of both the Million-Dollar and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate's Club, and have been elected as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2011 and 2012.  In 2012, the National Trial Lawyers' Association named me to their Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation, and in 2013, I was rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbel's lawyer rating service - the highest ranking that Martindale-Hubbel bestows.


I recently joined The Carlson Law Firm, and am privileged to work with a great group of professional trial lawyers. 


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    17 years
  2. Birth Injury: 25%
    14 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    14 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    17 years, 30 cases
  5. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    10 years, 20 cases



Contingent (35-45%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Gary Don Peak

    Todd is an excellent attorney who I have trained with and know his heart. If you want someone who knows his stuff and will fight for you, Todd is your guy.


    Gary Peak Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Lannie. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Carlson Law Firm, PC

11606 North IH-35
Austin, TX, 78753



OKAuthorized to practice law201005/07/2010
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200208/25/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law199503/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Lawyer Hall of FameInductee2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Professional of the Year - Medical Malpractice LawStrathmore's Who's Who2009
Professional of the Year - Personal Injury LawAmerica's Registry of Outstanding Professionals2009
Lifetime MemberStrathmore's Who's Who2009
Invited MemberElite Lawyers of America2009
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2009
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2008
Houston's Best LawyersH Texas Magazine2007
Top Lawyer for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2007
Invited MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2006
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2005
Top Lawyer for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2005
Navy Achievement MedalUnited States Marine Corps1996
Woolsack Honor SocietyDickinson School of Law1995
Navy Achievement MedalUnited States Marine Corps1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial AttorneyThe Carlson Law Firm, PC2012 - Present
FounderThe Kelly Law Firm, PC2006 - Present
PartnerHaskins, Gregan & Kelly2002 - 2006
AssociateCohen & Feeley2001 - 2002
AssociatePatten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein1998 - 2001
MajorUnited States Marine Corps1987 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial Lawyers2012 - Present
Lawyers Against Monetary Power & Prejudice - LAMPPFounding Member2009 - Present
Fort Bend County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Pro Bono College of TexasMember2004 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Zen-Do KaiNidan (Second Degree Black Belt)2003 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jamie Leigh Jones v. Halliburton et al.Kelly Law Firm changed federal law on appeal
Linda Vick Chamberlain et al v. Jireh Home Health Care et alJury Verdict: $1,500,000
Luna v. Weddington,et al$2.2 Million Verdict

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2009
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLegal StudiesJuris Doctorate1995
University of Texas System, AustinJournalismBachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Permian Basin Trial Lawyers AssociationIntangible Damages2015
Rape Awareness PresentationThe Rape of Jamie Leigh Jones2010
National Employment Lawyers AssociationDefeating Arbitration Provisions2010
American Association for JusticeDefeating Arbitration Provisions2010
Arbitration Fairness Act Press ConferenceBinding, Pre-Dispute, Mandatory Arbitration Provisions2009
American Constitution Society for Law & PolicyMandatory Arbitration2009
Fairness in Arbitration Act Press ConferenceArbitration is the Modern Day Star Chamber2007