Top 100 Super Lawyer since 2005, "Best Lawyers" Since 1994, CAL-ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year-2014.Jury verdicts as high as $23,000,000 obtained on behalf of his clients. Call Today!More than 175 verdicts and settlements of $1,000,000 or more obtained for his clients.$8,200,000 recovered in the 2013 DePuy defective hip trial in Los Angeles. Call today!Wrongful death case's won against GM, Honda, Kaiser, CCSF, the State and other wrongdoers.
Mr. Kelly is among California's top personal injury and wrongful death lawyers . In the first half of 2016 alone he resolved three cases for $12.5 million (auto roll over), $10.5 million (wrongul death) and $7.5 million (Birth injury malpractice). In 2015 he obtained a record $2.45 million wrongful death verdict agasinst Kaiser for medical malpractice. In 2014 he was voted the California "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by Cal-ABOTA. He co-tried and won the first Depuy defective hip trial in 2013; he was inducted into the Inner Circle of Advocates in 2013; he was nominated for the Consumer Attorneys of California "Consumer Attorney of the Year" award in 2010; ( his second such nomination). In December 2009 he was chosen by the readers of San Francisco's Recorder legal newspaper as the "Best Personal Injury Attorney" in San Francisco and featured on the cover of the 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers magazine. His 2010 $23,200,000 jury verdict in a medical malpractice case for a newborn ranks among the nation's largest verdicts ever for obstetrical injury. He has successfully handled personal injury cases for clients in Oregon, Hawaii, Colorado, Alaska, Minnesota, New Mexico and the Territory of Guam. He has obtained 8-figure jury verdicts and settlements in product liability, wrongful death, obstetrical injury, medical negligence and vehicle collision cases. He holds an "AV" rating (highest rating) from Martindale-Hubbell.
He has been involved in more than 175 cases where his client(s) recovered $1,000,000 or more by way of trial, arbitration, mediation or settlement. He is a four-time "Trial Lawyer of the Year" nominee of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.
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Esteban Aguilar, Personal injury Attorney
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This past year, I had the honor of going to trial with Michal Kelly in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is outstanding! He cares about his clients, about their past, what they have been through, what they go through, and what they will go through in the future. When he goes to trial, he is prepared and ready. He takes command of the courtroom. He can handle a lay (regular witness) or expert witness in pre-trial depositions and during their testimony at trial. He is an outstanding trial lawyer in every way. There is no greater tribute a fellow trial lawyer can say about another trial lawyer. When you research Michael A. Kelly, know this, his accolades do not do him justice! In real life, he is so much better! My wish is that all fellow trial lawyers can go to trial with him. If and when you do, get ready, be ready, and be prepared. Mike will be! More importantly, he has a "Heart of Gold." He is a wonderful person and human being!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year||Cal-ABOTA||2014|
|Northern California Top Ten Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year||San Francisco Trial Lawyers||2010|
|Best San Francisco Personal Injury Attorney||The Recorder||2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Inner Ciecle of Advocates||Member||2012 - Present|
|International Academy of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||2011 - Present|
|American Board of Trial Advocates ( San Francisco Chapter )||Past President||2010 - Present|
|UC Hastings Foundation||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Judicial Council, CACI Advisory Committee||Member||2005 - Present|
|National Institute for Trial Advocacy||Board of Trustees||2003 - Present|
|International Society of Barristers||Past-President||2002 - Present|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||1999 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Past President||1995 - Present|
|Kemp Malone v. Kaiser||$2,430,000 - Verdict in favor of Plaintiff|
|Kransky v. Depuy||$8,200,000 Jury Verdict for Plaintiff|
|Kammerer v. Alimek Hek||Plaintiff Verdict of $8,350,000|
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|LawDragon||Lawyer Limelight: Michael Kelly||2016|
|Trial, July 2014, Vol. 50 No. 9||"Once Upon an Opening,"||2014|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|St Mary's College of California||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|