L. Todd Kelly

Partner

Tel: 512.346.5688
Office Location: North Austin
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, 18-Wheeler Collision, Traumatic Birth Injury, Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault

Education

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

About

L. Todd Kelly is first, and foremost, a child of God.  He is a devoted husband to his wife, Robbye, and father of three amazing children, Joshua, Meghan and Matthew.  Professionally, he is an “AV” rated, Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer licensed in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Todd grew up in Arlington, Texas, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas in 1987.  He then earned his J.D. with honors from the Dickinson School of Law in 1995, while serving as a U.S. Marine.  Todd left the Marine Corps for private practice in 1998, as a Major in the judge advocate’s corps.  He practiced in Virginia and Pennsylvania before returning to his native Texas. In 2013, Todd was inducted into the Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame. He has been named a Texas Super Lawyer six years and counting. Todd has dedicated his life to 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. As a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, he is a staunch defender of our 7th Amendment right to Trial by Jury.  Todd believes that if we fail to protect the 7th Amendment, we will eventually lose them all.

Memberships and Recognitions

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
Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell
2013 Inductee into the Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame
Texas Super Lawyer, A Thomson Reuters Business, 2011-2012, 2014-2018
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”
2015 Top 100 US Verdicts - Winner

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 Lawyers' Association, Secretary-Treasurer
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)
The National Crime Victim’s Bar Association, Member
Advisory Board to the Capital Area Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Director
Reset Mentoring, Teen Mentor

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
The Kelly Law Firm, Owner, Trial Lawyer: 2006-2012
Haskins, Gregan & Kelly, Partner, Trial Lawyer: 2002-2006
Cohen & Freely, Associate, Trial Lawyer: 2001-2002
Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, Associate, Trial Lawyer: 1998 - 2001
United States Marine Corps, Major, Judge Advocate: 1987-1998

ANCILLARY BUSINESSES
Lone Star Karate & Self Defense, Black Belt (NiDan) Instructor, Former Owner

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