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James Michael Kelley III

Medical malpractice Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   1 review

also known as Jay Kelley, James M. Kelley

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    50%
    Medical Malpractice represents the vast majority of my practice. I draw from 7 years of defense experience, and 6 years of plaintiff work to provide clients with clear answers to these complicated issues. My practice has evolved to focus primarily on catastrophic injury claims arising out of medical mis-management.

    28 years, 500 cases

  2. Birth injury
    30%
    A significant portion of my docket involves Birth Injury matters. I have handled claims involving prenatal care, intra partum (labor and delivery) mis-management, and resuscitation issues. These injuries include Cerebral Palsy secondary to hypoxic injury, shoulder dystocia/ brachial plexus injury, stillbirth and maternal death. We take pride in providing resolutions which provide a lifetime of care to meet the costly and ever changing needs of these children and their families.

    26 years, 100 cases

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    10%
    Defective products and pharmaceutical drug recalls are a complex and ever changing area of law. I have been privileged to handle claims includiing Vioxx, Birth Control Patch, Medtronics, prosthetic joints, gas explosions/ burns and other toxic torts.

    28 years, 100 cases

  4. Wrongful death
    10%
    Claims arising from Medical, automotive, trucking and product liability.

    28 years, 200 cases

Jay, a partner at Elk & Elk since 2011, focuses on civil trial work in state and federal courts in matters of medical negligence and wrongful death arising from birth injury, surgery; oncological, cardiac and pharmaceutical product liability causes. Jay has presented more than 70 cases to jury, including: felony prosecution, criminal defense, civil defense and civil plaintiff cases. He has been lead counsel on cases in more than 30 Ohio counties, appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio. 

Jay was included in the 22nd and 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation.

Jay has been recognized as an “Ohio Super Lawyer” since 2009, maintains the highest AVVO rating and received a 5.0/5.0 AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ by members of the Bar and Judiciary for his legal ability and professional ethical standards. He has been named to the Top Five in Cleveland by Super Lawyers from 2012-2015, Top Ten Ohio Super Lawyer’s list from 2011-2015 by Cincinnati and Columbus Super Lawyers magazines, Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers from 2010-2019 and Top 50 lawyers in Cleveland by Super Lawyers for 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. Jay is a past member of the board of trustees for Ohio Association of Justice and currently serves on Board of Trustees for The Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. Nationally, he’s a member of the American Association of Justice’s “Leadership Forum.”

Jay speaks internationally to medical and legal groups on the issue of birth injury and medical liability. In 2008, Jay was a reviewer for a fetal monitoring textbook used by physicians around the country on the issue of liability for birth injuries. Jay has a chapter published in the 6th edition of Comprehensive Gynecology, Medical Legal Issues (2011) and in the 7th edition of Comprehensive Gynecology, Medical-Legal Risk Management (2017.) The respect of the medical community provides access to leading experts and optimal results.

Location

Elk and Elk Co. Ltd. - Cleveland
6105 Parkland Blvd.
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH, 44124-4188
Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Columbus
5100 Parkcenter Ave.
Suite 100
Dublin, OH, 43017
Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Cincinnati
2754 Erie Avenue
Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH, 45208
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2009
Highly Recommended
Overall Jay Kelly was very professional and efficient in handling my wrongful death case. He was also ready to answer any questions I may have had and he always had my best interest at heart as his client.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Elk & Elk
  • 2017 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Elk & Elk Co. Ltd.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Elk & Elk Associates CO LPA
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Reminger & Reminger CO LPA
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur Co. LPA
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Summit County
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • College of Wooster
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • John Doe v. ABC
  • 3,500,000.00
  • John Doe V ABC hospital et al
  • 4.5 million
  • Michael Clawson V. Rothstein
  • 6.3 Million Dollars
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Associations

  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Chairman Medical Malpractice Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified Pre-Trial Specialist
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Board Member: Trustee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member/Leadership Forum
  • 2002 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Fellow
  • 1995 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 50 Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 50 Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top 50 Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 5 Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 5 Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 5 Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 50 Lawyers Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Top 5 Cleveland
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 10 State of ohio
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Ohio
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • 2011 Ohio Superlawyers, Top 100 in Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top 10 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • 2010 Ohio Superlawyers, Top 100 in Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Ohio
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Top 50 Cleveland Area Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Platinum Member
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Ohio
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • Board Certfied Civil Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Civil Trial Specialist
  • 2006
  • Leadership Forum
  • 2006
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Comprehensive Gynecology, 6th ed., Lentz et al
  • Medical- Legal / Risk Mgt
  • 2012
  • Mosby's Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring:A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Reviewer
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Conference on Fetal Monitoring
  • Birth Injury Litigation
  • 2012
  • AWHONN National Conference 2011 Denver
  • Obstetric Nursing/ medical Legal Liabilty
  • 2011
  • Annual Maternal- Child Conference
  • Maternal - Fetal Risk management
  • 2011
  • 13th Annual Summer Conference
  • Pediatric: Medical- Legal & Risk Mgt
  • 2011
  • AWHONN 2010 National Conference
  • Obstetrical Nursing
  • 2010
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Practice and Liability Issues
  • Birth Injury/ Obstetric Liability
  • 2009
  • Advanced Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Damages
  • 2008
  • 12th Annual National Conference on Fetal Monitoring
  • Birth Injury
  • 2008
  • Ohio Evidence Workshop
  • Evidence
  • 2007
  • Annual Obstetrics and Gynecology Spring Conference
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • 2007
  • 11th Annual Winter Conference Obstetrics and Gynecology: Clinical Practice and Liability Issues
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • 2007
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Medical Legal Liability
  • 2006
  • Ohio Evidence Workshop
  • Evidence
  • 2006
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Attorney's Annual Conference
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2006
  • 7th Annual Conference on Fetal Monitoring
  • Birth Injury Litigation
  • 2006
  • 10th Annual Winter Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Birth injury Litigation
  • 2006
  • Ohio Evidence Workshop
  • Evidence
  • 2005
  • NITA, Trial Advocacy
  • Trial advocacy
  • 2005
  • How to Win a Civil Trial
  • Civil Trial
  • 2005
  • Annual Spring Sports Medicine Conference
  • Orthopaedic Medico-legal Issues
  • 2005
  • 6th Annual National Confernce on Fetal Monitoring
  • Birth Injury Medico-legal issues
  • 2005
  • Ohio Evidence Workshop
  • Evidence
  • 2004
  • Health Law- guest lecturer
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2003
  • Medical Risk Management
  • Risk Management
  • 1999
  • Medical Risk Management
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 1998
  • Jury Selection
  • Jury Selection
  • 1994
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