John Kelly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Kelly Law Team
 | 1 E Washington Street, Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-283-4122
Fax: 602-281-6885
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • 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 medical and other products, medical malpractice, dog bites, assaults, 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Criminal Defense (10%): Assault & Battery

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Assault & Battery, Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About John Kelly

Admitted: 2006, Arizona

Professional Webpage:


  • 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
  • Two $1,000 scholarships awarded for Americans with Down Syndrome.  

    , 2016


  • 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. 


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
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Office Location for John Kelly

1 E Washington Street
Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-283-4122

Fax: 602-281-6885

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Last Updated: 2/5/2019

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