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John Eugene Kelly

Personal injury Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   23 reviews

also known as John Kelly


Licensed for 16 years

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    55%
    Phoenix Personal Injury

    14 years

  2. Car accident
    25%
    Phoenix Car Accidents

    14 years

  3. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    Phoenix Motorcycle Accident

    14 years

  4. Animal and dog bites
    5%
    Phoenix Dog Bites

  5. Wrongful death
    5%
    Phoenix Wrongful Death

    14 years

I am focused on client communication and effective collection of the compensation my clients are owed.  I understand the stress which can be related to a legal case; mounting bills, time off work, pain & suffering.  My approach is to make the legal portion as painless and stress-free as possible, while maintaining a focus on maximum compensation for my clients claims. 

Recent Awards 

I have won top attorney under 40, six years in a row by the National Trial Lawyers Association, 10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction and I have maintained a perfect AVVO rating and maintain excellent client ratings on Google and Yelp. 

Primary Practice Areas 

My main area of focus is on personal injury; including but not limited to: Car accident, motorcycle accident, workers compensation, slip and fall, defective products, pedestrian accident, brain injury, trucking accident, dog bite and wrongful death claims. 

Free Consultation  

If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in the Phoenix area, please feel free to give me a call.  We can setup a free consultation and determine if your case has merit and the best way to maximize your compensation.

Client's Choice 2014
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Licensed for 16 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/18/2022
State NY
Status Resigned
Acquired 2013
Updated 07/09/2022

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

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
John received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2014
Posted by Karen S. | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kelly Law Team the Best in the West!
Being in a car accident can be one of the most stressful situations in your life. Not knowing who to turn to or what to do just adds to your worries and stress. I was referred to Kelly Law Team by a family member and I tell you this experience with them has been a big stress relief. Starting with the first initial phone call to see if they would be able to assist me was pleasing to my ears. My appointment was set and my amazing experience began! I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination Kelly Law Team provided. The whole staff is truly amazing! Throughout my case, Mr. Miller was always quick to respond to me, made himself available to answer all of my questions and let me tell you I had a lot of questions. Mr. Miller was so patient and he kept me updated with the status of my case throughout my experience. I will refer all my family and friends to Kelly Law Team. I would like to thank and commend Mr. John Kelly and his amazing team for truly showcasing customer support at its finest! Kelly Law Team the Best in the West!
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Posted by Heather | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What in awesome Lawyer!
In June 2016 I was in an accident. John and Gary helped me through this terrible time in my life. They were there when I needed them, kept me informed and made me feel safe! I trusted them in every step! Thanks again John Kelly and his law team!
Posted by Brittany | December 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is the Law Team You Want!
Grateful for The Kelley Law Firm advocating & supporting what’s in the best interest of their clients. From our first meeting with Mr. John Kelley, to the ongoing support and notification with the firm, and with Cliff Frisbie overseeing and supporting the cases. The overall experience with the Law Firm was always warm and supportive. My husband and I are very humbled and pleased with the settlements. If you are in need of a team that wants what’s best for you, look no further. Thank you Kelley Law Team and especially Cliff Frisbie for your time, support and efforts!
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Posted by Rigoberto Zamora | March 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I hired John because of a terrible accident I had last year in march. He has helped me so much so far; great thing about his firm is that every time I ask something through email or phone they give you the answer, they are very professional. As a client is good to have the iniciative to ask anything about your case so they can give you a response as soon as possible. They are always trying to help as much as they can. Highly recomended!
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Posted by Larry | March 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Law Firm
I Was in a MVA and could not have gotten through it without the Kelly Law Team. Everyone was exceptional that I worked with and very professional. Would recommend them!
Posted by Desire | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer you could ever want
John Kelly and Gary have been so amazing and helpful throughout my case. I've never had to hire a lawyer before but I am extremely grateful to have been referred to Mr. Kelly. Him and Gary helped me through a very stressful time and I am very appreciative of all their time and effort they have put into my case. I would definitely recommend Mr. Kelly. He genuinely cares about your well-being and will NOT let you down.
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Posted by Georgia | April 2, 2016
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Honest and personalized service
The entire Kelly Law Team was personable, honest, and committed to my case every step of the way. I always had someone give me answers each time a called. No voicemail and late call backs. They provided me with guidance in talking with the other insurance company so I could be properly compensated. Thanks for treating me like a person.
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Posted by Emmie S. | June 18, 2015
Great Experience
John and Gary are one of the nicest, trustworthy and helpful people I have come across. Always very helpful, always willing to answer questions. I know I am in great hands with them. And I will always want to give them referrals knowing they will take great care of my friends and family.
Posted by Michael | June 16, 2015
Personal injury claim
First I want to provide an enthusiastic positive recommendation for Kelly Law Team in Mesa. As background my wife and I were involved in a car accident while leaving the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year’s Day, 2014. The other driver immediately accepted full responsibility and never contested fault. And though we exclusively used auto repair and medical services recommended by her insurance company, their final settlement offer had us paying out of our pocket to cover some of the medical services. My attempts to settle this on my own proved fruitless. At the reference of a friend, I contacted the Kelly Law Team to see if they could be of assistance in this matter. From the minute we met with Gary Miller of the Kelly team the frustration of dealing with the insurance company was over. After a thorough review of the facts; Gary set out to work on our behalf. He worked both sides of the equation; negotiating with the Insurance Company on the settlement side, while also negotiating with the medical provider to gain concessions on the cost of the services provided. In the end instead of needing to come up with several thousand dollars out of pocket, after all expenses were settled, we received a fair settlement check from the insurance company. Working with Gary and the Kelly Team was a genuine pleasure. They diligently kept us informed of the status along the way, and always worked in an ethical and respectful manner. I will be using the Kelly Team for any of my future legal services
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Posted by A. E. R. | December 30, 2014
Lost in the woods.
I was charged by the state with several felonies. I knew they were bad but did not grasp the full extent until I spoke with John. He listened to my case, without judgment, and I saw that he felt an honest 'want' to help me with my situation. I was truly lost in the woods and almost lost my girls in the thick of it. He could tell that I was sincere with what was happening. He helped me get one of the charges dropped and no jail time. Best of all, I never lost my girls (thank God). John helped me find the best place to get out of the woods and into a better position. I think that John Kelly is a good man and will do what he can with whatever situation comes towards him.
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Posted by Heather | October 27, 2014
best defence we could have gotten!
John Kelly was always willing to put in the time and hard work for our case. We could not have gotten a out come from anyone else.
Posted by Lorencia | October 22, 2014
Excellent Lawyer !
John Kelly & Gary Miller helped my family and I with our personal injury case. He did an outstanding job and we highly recommend the him!
Posted by Melissa | October 21, 2014
Excellent Lawyer and Firm
John worked on our personal injury case for myself and my daughter. He was honest, fair, and did all they could to help us to the best of their ability. I would highly recommend him and his team for your case!
Posted by Jordan Walker | October 19, 2014
I cannot recommend John's services enough
I cannot begin to tell you how much John's work means to be. He helped me get through the toughest year of my life and thanks to his hard work I have my life back. John always followed up and made sure that I was aware with what was going on with my case and did a fantastic job of searching through ever inch of information, without his eye for detail key parts of my case might have been missed. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need his services do not hesitate. He is professional, diligent, and kind. I never felt like income to him, I knew he cared and it showed. Again I cannot recommend him highly enough. Thank you John!
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Posted by SCOTT & CHRISTINE | October 14, 2014
COMPETENT AND AGGRESSIVE
IN THE SUMMER OF 2012, MY WIFE AND I WERE INVOLVED IN A VERY SERIOUS CAR ACCIDENT IN AN EAST COAST STATE WHILE EN-ROUTE TO OUR NEW HOME IN ARIZONA. UPON ARRIVING IN ARIZONA, I GOOGLED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS AND PICKED WHAT I THOUGHT WAS THE BEST AND CONVENIENT LAW OFFICE TO MY NEW LOCATION. AFTER 16 MONTHS WITH THIS FIRM, WE WERE GETTING NOWHERE AND OUR 2 YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS SEEMED TO BE APPROACHING AT A FAST PACE. MY WIFE AND I SEVERED OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THAT FIRM AFTER FINDING AND SPEAKING WITH BOTH JOHN AND GARY. THEY IMMEDIATELY GOT ALL OUR RECORDS FROM THE PREVIOUS FIRM AND STARTED AN AGGRESSIVE CAMPAIGN TO GET OUR CASE SETTLED WITH THE 2 INSURANCE COMPANIES INVOLVED AND GETTING OUR MEDICAL CLAIMS RESOLVED EXPEDITIOUSLY AND WITHOUT THE UNDUE TIME AND COST OF FURTHER LITIGATION. DURING THIS TIME, DUE TO THE ACCIDENT AND OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES, MY WIFE AND I NEEDED TO RELOCATE FROM ARIZONA BACK TO THE EAST COAST. OUR DISTANCE AWAY FROM JOHN AND GARY, AND OUR TIME ZONE DIFFERENCES DID NOT HAVE ANY ADVERSE EFFECT AS THE LINES OF COMMUNICATIONS WERE ALWAYS OPEN VIA ALL MODES INCLUDING EMAIL, TEXT, AND PHONE. MY WIFE AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND KELLY LAW TEAM, IF YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY THAT WILL WORK AGGRESSIVELY FOR YOU TO GET YOUR CASE SETTLED IN THE MOST FAVORABLE OUTCOME FOR YOU. I WANT TO THANK PUBLICLY, BOTH JOHN AND GARY FOR THEIR TIRELESS EFFORTS IN RESOLVING OUR CASE AND HELPING US HAVE THE CHANCE AT REBUILDING OUR LIVES. SCOTT AND CHRISTINE
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Posted by Aaron | October 10, 2014
Motorcycle accident injury
John and Gary helped me with my motorcycle accident injury and were excellent. Very professional and always there for me when I needed them. Highly recomended!
Posted by Sarah | August 8, 2014
When it comes to your life and trusting someone with it, all or nothing...THIS is the guy!!
I got some serious charges brought against me and found out soon after that I was grand jury indicted on those charges. I talked to a couple of lawyers and out of all that I talked to, John kelly was the only one that not only answered the phone directly without going through a bunch of different channels, but he also took the time to listen and was the only one who told me he could get me probation. All the other lawyers I talked to briefly, or their assistants, said probation probably wasn't an option. John said otherwise. He was so intelligent, he kept me updated and well-informed about what was going on with my case. He set up an amazing character defense and took the time to show the court who I was as a person. I was looking at anywhere from 7-15 years in prison. John got me what was called a non agreement plea, and I got probation with ZERO jail time! He was extremely responsive to every email and phone call, he was compassionate and understanding to my situations. I trusted John Kelly with my life, LITERALLY, and he did what he said, kept me informed, and assured me I was going to be okay and I was more than okay! John is the beyond most trusting and kind lawyer and I highly recommend him. With your life in his hands, he is trustworthy!
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2014
John Kelly is an amazing lawyer!!
John Kelly is a wonderful attorney, he was informing and always made sure my Fiance knew what was going on with his case, We retained John when my Fiance was first arrested and in county jail, John made sure to visit him every week just to let him know that he wasn't forgotten and was working hard on his case. John was able to lower my Fiances bail from an extreme amount to a much reasonable amount. He always answered the phone or got back to us as soon as he could, and answered every question to the best of his knowledge. John Kelly is extremely intelligent, compassionate, and understanding. They were even denying my Fiances right to council, and John Kelly did everything he could to get that right back for him, and he was very successful. Without John my Fiance would've been incarcerated for a very very long time, and John was able to get him less than 1/4 of what he was originally looking at. Not to mention he also was able to work on my Fiances personal injury case as well. Overall we couldn't have asked for a better attorney, John Kelly knows what he is doing, we wouldn't think twice to use him again, or recommend him to family.
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Posted by Kalonn | March 8, 2014
Outstanding Lawyer
John Kelly is everything you could possibly want in a lawyer. He listened carefully to everything I had to say. He walked me through every possible option and decision that needed to be made. I was always very informed with where we were at in the case, and what would happen next. Anytime I needed to speak with him, he was always easy to get in touch with. I couldn't be happier with John and the work he did for me. I was facing a lot of charges for a crime I didn't commit and John made everything go away, and I never even had to step in a court room. If you are looking to trust a lawyer with your life, look no further. John Kelly, a true dark knight.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2014
John's Awesome!
Without going into details John helped me out tremendously! He worked hard to keep my sentence to a minimum compared to what an over zealous prosecutor originally wanted. I will use him again in the future
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Kelly Law Team, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Suzuki Law Office
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Deputy County Attorney - Major Crimes
  • Maricopa Country Attorney's Ofc
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Douglas County Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Nebraska
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
  • Oxford University
  • Economics Study Abroad
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • State v. T. R.
  • Dismissed
  • State v. D. J.
  • Probation with no jail
  • State v. J.C.M.
  • Plea offer with just over a year prison
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Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Admitted
  • 2014 - Present
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Invited Member
  • Arizona Federal Court
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Merit
  • Creighton School of Law
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • University of Nebraska
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • ROP Meeting with several police agencies
  • Repeat Offender Prosecution
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (30)
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is an incredibly thoughtful and knowledgeable attorney. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Kelly for anyone's personal injury needs. Mr. Kelly is knowledgeable in the field and a compassionate attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a good lawyer, and so easy to talk to. You won't go wrong hiring him if you need a personal injury attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John Kelly has a great reputation in both criminal defense and personal injury matters. Well regarded by his peers. I recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a quick study with high energy focusing on the client with the goal of obtaining the best result for him or her. He brings with him experience in high octane personal injury litigation that he blends well with understanding and patience dealing with the injured claimant. John is an excellent plaintiff advocate in any personal injury setting."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent advocate for his clients in both personal injury and criminal cases. He has the requisite skills and experience necessary for great results. I highly recommend him!"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Regularly provides insightful and accurate answers on Avvo. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a smart, very hard working lawyer who fights for his clients. I have known him for over 6 years having worked with him at the county attorney's office and also seeing him in court later after he left for private practice. He is experienced and knows what it takes to win a case. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a great attorney, we've worked together in the past and he is dedicated to defending his clients with all he's got."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a dedicated and passionate advocate of the law who goes the extra mile for his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I previously worked Mr. Kelly when he was a major crimes prosecutor, and I have firsthand knowledge that he is a very effective and skilled advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for years. His reputation as smart and tough minded attorney is well deserved. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Kelly for several years. He is an excellent criminal defense attorney that gets great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Simply put, John is a great attorney. He understands his client's needs and archives tremendous results. He is very good in trial and a great advocate for his clients. I have no hesitation recommending John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kelly is a proven skilled attorney who knows his stuff. I know from experience that he is an excellent criminal defense attorney who is honest and hardworking."
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Phoenix Personal injury Lawyer John Eugene Kelly
John Eugene Kelly
Personal injury Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation