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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.
|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|
|Sonoma Travel Seminar||Damage Riffs From Masters Of The Past — From Moe Levine||2016|
Posted by Michael
Mike Kelly was very upfront and honest about what I could achieve during the litigation process and kept me informed throughout. My particular injury was one that the risk/reward factors for many lawyers was not worth taking.
He was always accessible by phone and able to address my questions and concerns. Unlike many personal injury lawyers, Mike Kelly has a very strong moral compass. He was honest, forthcoming and tenacious in achieving a favorable outcome with my case.
Posted by anonymous
I met Mr. Kelly approximately two years ago after experiencing an event in my life, which required legal representation. Not knowing exactly where to turn I consulted with friends and family. One of my friends suggested that I contact the Walkup Law group as they represented one of her family members in a wrongful death case. Long story short their family was very pleased with the outcome, more then the awarded damages they received additional satisfaction as Mr. Kelly was able to positively impact the defendants manufacturing process which should safe guard other families from having to endure such a tragic episode.
My personal legal needs were less dramatic, however I felt I was more then adequately represented. Mr. Kelly and the Walkup team made me comfortable from day one. Mike always made me feel that I was his top priority; this in my opinion cannot be overstated given the natural insecurities I felt associated with litigation. Mike kept me updated and well informed. Not to mention he fielded dozen of calls to answer my questions and discuss any concerns. In short Mike helped me achieve a more then fair award, which has propelled my family past this mini life crisis.
I have nothing but the deepest admiration for Mr. Kelly and the entire Walkup legal team.
Esteban Aguilar, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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!