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Colin K. Kelly is an associate in the firm's Products Liability and Litigation and Trial Practice Groups. He focuses his practice in the areas of products liability, toxic torts, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Kelly has litigated complex matters for more than ten different Fortune 500 companies and has prepared more than 100 cases for trial over the past five years.


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 75%
    15 years, 50 cases
  2. Appeals: 10%
    15 years, 10 cases
  3. Class Action: 10%
    15 years, 3 cases
  4. Litigation: 5%
    15 years, 50 cases

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Contact info

Alston & Bird LLP

One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA, 30309-3424


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2011
Super Lawyer RIsing StarLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Super Lawyer RIsing StarLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Award of AchievementState Bar of Georgia YLD2009
Super Lawyer Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2003 (Glenda Hatchett Award)Truancy Intervention Project2003
Patrick Duffy Koontz Leadership AwardN/A2001
Order of the CoifN/A2001
Order of the BarristersN/A2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAlston & Bird LLP2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Young Lawyer Division of the State Bar of GeorgiaBoard of Director/Executive Council2007 - Present
Juvenile Justice FundBoard of Directors2005 - Present
Atlanta Council of Younger LawyersMember2002 - Present
Federalist Society of GeorgiaMember2001 - Present
Truancy Intervention ProjectPro Bono Lawyer; Advisory Committee; Mentor2001 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2001 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association Litigation SectionMember2001 - Present
Hands on AtlantaSteering Committee for ServiceJuris2003 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Betty Benson et al v. Simon Property Group, Inc. et alMotion to Dismiss Granted
100 Park Ave. Partners LP v. CPI-Phipps LLCSummary Judgment Granted on Appeal
Mullens et al v. United Parcel Service, Inc.Solo Trial (Defense Verdict)
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Publication nameTitleDate
For the DefenseToy Recalls: Another Medical Monitoring Lead Balloon?2008
N/AJury Innovation: A Process of Trial and Error2004
West Virginia Law ReviewHamilton v. Accutek: Collective Liability for Criminal Misuse of Handguns2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Davidson CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Crash Course for AssociatesAsbestos Litigation2010
National Asbestos ConferenceRetrospective Dose Technology2009