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L. Todd Kelly

Partner

Tel: 512.346.5688
Office Location: Austin Office
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Sexual Assault

Education

The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Juris Doctorate - June, 1995
Honors: Woolsack Honor Society

About

Todd Kelly wanted to be a lawyer since he was a child. He is now a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer licensed in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia and Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas and then earned his J.D. with honors from the Dickinson School of Law. In 2013, Todd was inducted into the Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame. He has been named a Texas Super Lawyer five years and counting. Todd believes that being a lawyer is about protecting those truly injured people who will never get the justice that our system promises to them without holding greedy, powerful companies responsible for the damages they’ve caused. He is a staunch defender of our 7th Amendment right to Trial by Jury.

Awards & Accolades

CLASSES/SEMINARS
Fairness in Arbitration Act, Press Conference with Congressional leaders
Fairness in Arbitration - Lecture, University of Delaware, 2009
Fairness in Arbitration - Lecture, University of Texas Law School, 2010
Intangible Damages – Lecture, Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
Intangible Damages – Lecture, Byran/College Station Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
Proving Causation with Pre-Existing Injuries - Lecture, TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, March 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS
AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
2013 Inductee into the Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame
Texas Super Lawyer, A Thomson Reuters Business, 2011-2012, 2014-2017
Featured in VerdictSearch's "Top Texas Verdicts" by Texas Lawyer for 2011
Recognized as one of H Texas Magazine's "Houston's Top Lawyers," in 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2012
Voted The Global Directory of Who's Who Top Lawyer of 2015
AVVO Rating of “10 – Superb”

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
The American Board of Trial Advocates
National Trial Lawyers (Top 100 Trial Lawyers), 2012-2016
The "F-Warriors Region 4 Representative"
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
Capital Area Trial Lawyer's Association, Executive Committee
American Association of Justice, Member
Million Dollar Advocate's Forum, Life Member
Multi-Million Dollar Advocate's Forum, Life Member
State Bar of Texas, Member
National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Top 1% of Attorneys Nationwide)

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
The Kelly Law Firm, Owner
Haskins, Gregan & Kelly, Partner, Trial Lawyer
Cohen & Freely, Associate, Trial Lawyer
Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, Associate, Trial Lawyer
United States Marine Corps, Major, Judge Advocate, 1987-1998

ANCILLARY BUSINESSES
Lone Star Karate & Self Defense, Former Owner

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