also known as Brad Kelly
Has your loved one been abused or neglected in a nursing home? Call now for a free consultation.
After leaving my position as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia over twenty-seven years ago, I focused my legal practice on defending nursing home providers in malpractice lawsuits here in the D.C. area and across the country. In doing so, I learned in great detail not only how those cases are prosecuted and defended, but also how plaintiff's counsel and providers evaluate them for settlement purposes. My extensive experience in defending nursing home cases proved to be one of my strongest assets once I began representing plaintiffs in those cases, as I now routinely do.
My goal in litigating any case is to evaluate it as quickly as possible in order to determine whether it can be resolved early on in a manner that makes sense for both sides. This approach promotes closure for all parties and reduces the often wasteful and unnecessary fees and costs involved in protracted litigation. If early resolution of a case is not possible, I welcome the opportunity to try it to verdict before a jury or arbitration panel. My most recent nursing home jury trial resulted in a satisfactory settlement for my client just prior to the closing arguments. My most recent nursing home arbitration resulted in an award totally in my client's favor after opposing counsel steadfastly refused to engage in meaningful settlement discussions.
Given my strong belief in the benefits of early dispute resolution, I have completed the arbitration and mediation training programs sponsored by the American Health Lawyer's Association ("AHLA"). I served as an arbitrator in a Florida nursing home dispute this past spring and look forward to doing so again this fall.
Before I went to law school, I worked as house painter, a laborer on gas pipelines and concrete crews, a carpenter, and a roughneck on an oil rig. I believe that that background, together with my educational and professional experience, has helped me to appreciate and relate to clients and jurors from all walks of life.
Picking the right lawyer to represent you in a significant lawsuit may be one of the most important decisions that you will ever have to make. For that reason, you should take the time to get to know your prospective counsel and to make sure that he or she is the best fit for you. In order to assist you in that process, I offer free legal consultations. Please do not hestitate to contact me at your convenience should you wish to discuss your case with me.
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An outstanding and tenacious trial lawyer, whether representing plaintiffs or defendants. He has deep and broad experience and has no hesitation in taking tough cases to trial if necessary to achieve his client's objectives.
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|WV||Authorized to practice law||2013||09/17/2016|
|KY||Authorized to practice law||2011||09/09/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Laywer||Washingtonian Magazine||2015|
|Top Lawyer||Washingtonian Magazine||2013|
|Top Lawyer||Washingtonian Magazine||2011|
|Top Lawyer||Washingtonian Magazine||2009|
|Top Lawyer||Washingtonian Magazine||2007|
|Top Lawyer||Washingtonian Magazine||2004|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Phi Beta Kappa||1976|
|Washington Super Lawyer||Washington Super Lawyer||N/A|
|Maryland Super Lawyer||Maryland Super Lawyer||N/A|
|Of Counsel||Brown & Gould, LLP||2016 - Present|
|Founder||Law Office of Brad Kelly, PC||2005 - Present|
|Litigation Partner||Reed Smith||2002 - 2005|
|Litigation Partner||Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC||1997 - 2002|
|Special Counsel||Proskauer Rose||1992 - 1997|
|Associate and Partner||Casson & Harkins||1989 - 1992|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||U.S. Attorney's Office D.C.||1983 - 1989|
|Legal Counsel||Department Of Justice||1982 - 1983|
|Associate||Crowell & Moring||1979 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Health Lawyers Association, Antitrust Practice Group||Member||2014 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||2009 - Present|
|Sullivan v. Hilltop House||Pre-suit settlement|
|Toal v. Kris Leigh||Settled Pre-suit|
|Kearney v. Kris-Leigh||Pretrial or pre-suit settlement|
|See all legal cases|
|DRI Program Materials||Putting the Ending in Defending Litigation||2014|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|University of Texas System, Austin||History||BA - High Honors||1976|
|Golden Living Panel Counsel||Nursing Home Arbitration||2014|
|Extendicare Counsel Meeting||Early Resolution in Nursing Home Cases||2014|
|DRI Long Term Care Litigation||Putting the Ending in Defending LItigation||2014|
|ACI Long Term Care Litigation||Nursing Home Survey Evidentiary Issues||2014|
|Golden Living Counsel Meeting||Nursing Home Mediation||2013|
|Extendicare Counsel Meeting||Nursing Home Litigation||2013|
|ACI Long Term Care Litigation||Long Term Care Developments||2013|
|ACI Long Term Care LItigation||Early Resolution of Long Term Care Cases||2013|
|Extendicare Counsel Meeting||Punitive Damages in Nursing Home Cases||2012|
|ACI Long Term Care LItigation||Nursing Home Punitive Damages||2012|
|ACI Long Term Care Litigation||Nursing Home Chart Evidentiary Issues||2011|