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
Contingent (35-45%), Free consultation (120 minutes)
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Todd is the epitome of passion and dedication. I got to know him after spending 4 weeks with him at he trial lawyers college. He is an impressive advocate and trial attorney. He takes on complex cases and works them with passion and vigor to get justice for his clients. He is relentless. Perhaps the best thing I can say about him is when I needed help with a birth injury case, I called Todd to work the case with me. Also, read more about his work on getting justice by googling "Jamie Leigh."
Haytham Faraj Personal injury Attorney
Todd is a workhorse. He is thorough, savvy, and smart. But more than that, he has a heart for the innocent victim. He is passionate about the rights of the forgotten, injured, and abused. I have witnessed his work and his results firsthand. Todd is impressive, to say the least.
William Adams Trucking accident Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|OK||Authorized to practice law||2010||05/07/2010|
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2002||07/16/2016|
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1995||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame||Inductee||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Professional of the Year - Medical Malpractice Law||Strathmore's Who's Who||2009|
|Professional of the Year - Personal Injury Law||America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals||2009|
|Lifetime Member||Strathmore's Who's Who||2009|
|Invited Member||Elite Lawyers of America||2009|
|Houston's Top Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2009|
|Houston's Top Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2008|
|Houston's Best Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2007|
|Top Lawyer for the People||H Texas Magazine||2007|
|Invited Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2006|
|Invited Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2005|
|Top Lawyer for the People||H Texas Magazine||2005|
|Navy Achievement Medal||United States Marine Corps||1996|
|Woolsack Honor Society||Dickinson School of Law||1995|
|Navy Achievement Medal||United States Marine Corps||1992|
|Trial Attorney||The Carlson Law Firm, PC||2012 - Present|
|Founder||The Kelly Law Firm, PC||2006 - Present|
|Partner||Haskins, Gregan & Kelly||2002 - 2006|
|Associate||Cohen & Feeley||2001 - 2002|
|Associate||Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein||1998 - 2001|
|Major||United States Marine Corps||1987 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||2016 - Present|
|Texas Board of Legal Specialization||Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law||2016 - Present|
|Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association||Executive Committee Member||2012 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Top 100 Trial Lawyers||2012 - Present|
|Pro Bono College of Texas||Member||2004 - Present|
|Zen-Do Kai||Nidan (Second Degree Black Belt)||2003 - Present|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1995 - Present|
|Lawyers Against Monetary Power & Prejudice - LAMPP||Founding Member||2009 - 2012|
|Fort Bend County Bar Association||Member||2006 - 2013|
|Houston Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - 2015|
|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 al||Jury Verdict: $1,500,000|
|Luna v. Weddington,et al||$2.2 Million Verdict|
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|Trial Lawyers College||N/A||N/A||2009|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||Legal Studies||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Journalism||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association||Intangible Damages||2015|
|Rape Awareness Presentation||The Rape of Jamie Leigh Jones||2010|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Defeating Arbitration Provisions||2010|
|American Association for Justice||Defeating Arbitration Provisions||2010|
|Arbitration Fairness Act Press Conference||Binding, Pre-Dispute, Mandatory Arbitration Provisions||2009|
|American Constitution Society for Law & Policy||Mandatory Arbitration||2009|
|Fairness in Arbitration Act Press Conference||Arbitration is the Modern Day Star Chamber||2007|