John Kelly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Kelly Law Team
 | 1 E Washington Street, Suite 1520
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-283-4122
Fax: 602-281-6885
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, John Kelly is the founder of the Kelly Law Team. Based in Phoenix and representing clients throughout Arizona, he assists people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Kelly has handled have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, auto-pedestrian accidents, workplace injuries, defective products, dog bites, motorcycle, and truck and other motor vehicle crashes.

    Some of the representative results that Mr. Kelly has been able to obtain on behalf of his clients include a settlement in the amount of $2.25 million for a motorcyclist who was rear-ended and who needed multiple surgeries on his leg. His successes have earned him a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Kelly has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. Fluent in both Spanish and English, he is admitted to practice before all Arizona state courts.

    Mr. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and he spent part of his senior year abroad studying economics at the University of Oxford before returning and receiving a Bachelor of Science in 2003. His legal education was obtained at Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2006. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kelly worked for the Nebraska Attorney General's office, where he handled a variety of consumer affairs cases. He then spent time prosecuting criminal cases at the Douglas County Attorney's office. Mr. Kelly's professional memberships include the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Arizona Association for Justice.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Workers' Compensation
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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    About John Kelly

    Admitted: 2006, Arizona

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jkphoenixpersonalinjuryattorney.com/attorney-pro...

    Honors/Awards:

    • For excellence in the field of Personal Injury, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
    • Top 40 personal injury attorneys under 40 , Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2020
    • For excellence in the field of Personal Injury, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019
    • For excellence in the field of Personal Injury, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2018
    • For excellence in the field of Personal Injury, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
    • For excellence in the field of Personal Injury, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015
    • John Kelly has received recoginition of signficant trial experience and has been inducted as a Life Member of Trail Masters., Life Member of Trail Masters, Trial Masters, 2015
    • For excellence in the field of Personal Injury, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
    • Kelly Law Team, PLLC awarded 10 Best Law Firms for exceptional and outstanding client service and satisfaction, 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019
    • awareded for exceptional and outsanding client service and satisfaction, 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2019
    • Awarded for exceptional and oustanding client service and satisfaction , 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
    • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
    • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • Deans List, University of Nebraska, 2003
    • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2013
    • 10 Best Client Satisfaction, American Institute for Criminal Law Attorneys, 2014
    • Certificate of Merit, 2006, Creighton School of Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division, 2014
    • New York

    • State Bar of Arizona, 2006

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Kelly Law Team provides two, $1,000 scholarships for young adults with Autism., 2015
    • Kelly Law Team awarded three Arizona youth sports teams with $250.00 sponsorships., 2019
    • Two $1,000 scholarships awarded for Americans with Down Syndrome.  

      , 2016

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Car Accident Settlement involving multiple cars.  $185,000.00 underinsured motorist coverage with Geico and $50,000 liability limits policy with Allstate.

      , 2015
    • Motorcycle accident settlement claim with State Farm.  Total settlement amount of $2,250,000.00 which was at policy limits.

      , 2015
    • Gunshot victim in personal injury claim.  Homeowner policy limits of over $500,000. 

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    Educational Background:

    • Creighton University School of Law- Juris Doctor, 2006
    • University of Nebraska- BS Bachelor of Science, Business

      , 2003
    • Oxford University- Study Abroad, Economics

      , 2003

    Comments

    • “John is a hard-working, honest, experienced personal injury lawyer, whom I recommend highly!”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for John Kelly

    1 E Washington Street
    Suite 1520
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Phone: 602-283-4122

    Fax: 602-281-6885

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    Last Updated: 2/27/2020

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