Timothy C. Kelleher III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Boston, MA

Jones Kelleher LLP
 | 21 Custom House Street, Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-737-3100
Fax: 617-737-3113
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Jones Kelleher LLP, Timothy C. Kelleher III has over 25 years of legal experience. Focusing his practice on personal injury, Mr. Kelleher is dedicated to serving people in the Boston, Massachusetts, area who have suffered injury or the loss of a family member due to another's negligence or carelessness. For the past 10 years, he has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Kelleher has an Avvo "Excellent" rating, and he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

Whether they were injured as a result of a fire, an explosion, an accident at sea, an assault or sexual assault, or some other incident, Mr. Kelleher strives to help people recover the maximum compensation for their losses. He works with a network of professionals, including accident reconstruction experts and medical doctors, and employs various technological resources in order to prove liability and demonstrate the damages suffered as a result of the accident or incident.

Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Kelleher is actively involved in the legal community. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Massachusetts Bar Association; the Litigation Counsel of America and its association, the Trial Law Institute; and the Diversity Law Institute. Mr. Kelleher previously served as the president, and currently serves on the board of governors, the executive committee and as the chair for the litigation committee for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Mr. Kelleher graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the Suffolk University Law School.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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About Timothy Kelleher III

Admitted: 1990, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.joneskell.com/timothy-c-kelleher-iii


  • Recipient, Harold B. Goodwin, Jr. Best Trial Advocate Award, Suffolk University Law School
  • Member, Suffolk University National Trial Team, Suffolk University Law School
  • Boston's Best Lawyers in the category of Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs
  • MBA Community Service Award, 2014
  • MATA President's Award Recipient, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2006, 2008, 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Personal Injury Litigation, New England's Best Lawyers, 2006 – Present
  • Product Liability Litigation Plaintiifs, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2011 – Present
  • Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyers, 2013 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyers, 2006 – Present
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, The Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice  
  • Chair, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Legislation Committee
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Executive Committee
  • Board of Governors, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • President, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2012-2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Member of the Board of Editors of the Suffolk University Law Review

Educational Background:

  • Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 1987

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Council Of Presidents
  • Diversity Law Institute
  • Litigation Counsel Of America
  • Massachusetts Academy Of Trial Attorneys
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • The Trial Law Institute
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Office Location for Timothy C. Kelleher III

21 Custom House Street
Boston, MA 02110

Phone: 617-737-3100

Fax: 617-737-3113

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Last Updated: 3/14/2019

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