Paul J. Kelley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Louisville, KY

Satterley & Kelley, PLLC
8700 Westport Road, Suite 202
Louisville, KY 40242
Phone: 502-785-8758
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
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Attorney Profile

As partner at Satterley & Kelley PLLC, Paul J. Kelley represents clients in the state of Kentucky. A personal injury attorney, his practice is focused on the following legal issues: dram shops, hospital negligence, trucking collisions, wrongful death, personal injury, asbestos and mesothelioma, car wrecks, truck wrecks, slip and falls, motorcycle wrecks, dog bites, nursing home abuse and neglect, and products liability.

Mr. Kelley graduated in 1996 from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts before moving on to law school. He then attended the University of Dayton School of Law, where he graduated in 2001 with his Juris Doctor. Admitted to practice in the state of Kentucky, he is also admitted before the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

A member of the Louisville Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. Currently, he is the Vice President of the Kentucky Justice Association, which is focused on preserving every citizen's 7th Amendment rights to trial by jury.  

Mr. Kelley is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Kentucky Justice Association, having served in this position for several years. One of his largest awards was a $35 million award for one of his clients in 2011 against National Services Industries.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Asbestos, Toxic Torts, Products Liability


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Paul J. Kelley

Admitted: 2001, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Kentucky Justice Association, Executive Committee Treasurer, 2018 to 2019
  • Kentucky Justice Association Vice President 2020-2021
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Executive Committee Secretary, 2019 to 2020
  • American Bar Association, Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • American Association of Justice, Present
  • Louisville Bar Association, Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Board of Governors, 12/2014 to Present
  • Kentucky, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2001

Educational Background

  • University of Dayton School of Law & Technology, Cum Laude, 2001
  • University of Louisville, BA Political Science, 1996
  • Saint Xavier High School, 1992


  • $35,729,567.55-Skaggs v. National Services Industries, 2011
  • $111,000, Riley v. White, 2009
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Office Location for Paul J. Kelley

8700 Westport Road
Suite 202
Louisville, KY 40242

Phone: 502-785-8758

Last Updated: 7/15/2021

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