Kelly Mikullitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albany, NY

O'Connell & Aronowitz, P.C.
 | 54 State Street, Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-462-5601
Fax: 518-462-2670
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Family Law (50%)
Attorney Profile

For more than a decade, Kelly has represented hundreds of injured children and adults, dedicating a significant amount of her practice to advocating for individuals with serious brain injuries. A legal force and advocate for those suffering from brain injuries, Kelly has been active in organizing speaking engagements and presenting to attorneys, neighborhood associations, schools, and civic groups throughout New York State and at national conferences. She has been an active member of the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) since 2006. She has served on their Board of Directors since 2014, is an active member of their Resource Management, Governance, and Executive Committees, and formerly served as Secretary. She then served as 2nd Vice President before being elected as 1st Vice President in June 2019.

Kelly is the supervising partner of the O'Connell and Aronowitz Lead Poisoning and Toxic Exposure Litigation Group, one of the leading lead poisoning injury litigation groups in upstate New York. Due to her extensive experience in this area, she is frequently consulted by other attorneys, landlords, tenants, government agencies and the media about lead poisoning and its effects.

Also a partner within the firm's Family and Matrimonial Law Department, Kelly devotes a substantial amount of her practice to representing clients dealing with difficult family matters, including separations, divorce, custody, parenting time disputes, spousal maintenance, and child support. She takes great pride in compassionate collaboration with her clients while guiding them through these difficult personal matters. She was honored to be designated as an Attorney for Children by the Third Judicial Department Office of Attorneys for Children in 2016, and receives appointments for representation of children by judges in Rensselaer County Family Court. Through her involvement with the Albany County Bar Association, she is also a monthly volunteer at the Albany County Family Court Help Center.

Kelly’s community service efforts also include her service to the Third Judicial District’s Committee on Character and Fitness, her active participation in the End Distracted Driving Student Awareness Initiative, and her former role of Vice-President of the Donald P. Sutherland Parent and Teachers Organization.

Kelly was twice named to the Upstate New York Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers, which acknowledges attorneys under 40 years old and in practice less than 10 years. The distinction is earned by less than 2.5% of all attorneys in New York State.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
  • 50%Family Law
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

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About Kelly Mikullitz

Admitted: 2006, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.oalaw.com/team_member/kelly-j-mikullitz/

Honors/Awards:

  • Named to Upstate New York Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Sweet Success Honoree, Capital District Women's Bar Association of New York State, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Brain Injury Association of New York State, 1st Vice President, 2019
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Rensselaer County Bar Association
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  • Third Judicial District Committee on Character and Fitness
  • Third Judicial Department, Office of Attorneys for Children, Designated Attorney
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • New York State
  • American Association for Justice, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • In Pro bono case, Kelly assisted a young mother whose home had 100 gallons of fuel mistakenly pumped into the basement of her home by oil company that refused to compensate the women for her loss. Within 90 days, Kelly secured a settlement nearly four times what the oil company previously offered., 2015
  • Kelly is active participation in O'Connell & Aronowitz law firm’s 5-year volunteer program on distracted driving awareness and prevention. The End Distracted Driving Student Awareness Initiative, developed in conjunction with 60 For Safety and The Casey Feldman Foundation, brings Kelly and other volunteer attorneys on our staff to schools across upstate New York where more than 4,500 students have learned about steps they can take to keep themselves and others safe on the road., 2018
  • Justinian Society

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Considerations for settlements in brain injury cases, Presenter, Brain Injury Settlement Considerations, Brain Injury Association of New York State, Legal Symposium, 2019
  • Legal insight for brain injury cases, Presenter, Protecting Your Claim: What Every Personal Injury Plaintiff Should Know, Brain Injury Association of New York State Annual Conference, 2015
  • Current Pre-Trial Discovery Issues, presented at HB National Lead Litigation Conference, November 2014, Boca Raton, Florida
  • The Anatomy of a Lawsuit, presented at Brain Injury Association of New York State Annual Conference, June 2014
  • The Fine Art of Negotiating a Lead Case, presented at HB Lead Litigation Conference, November 2013, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Naples, Florida
  • An Argument Against Governmental Immunity in the Area of Lead Poisoning Litigation, Albany Law Environmental Outlook Journal (2005)

Videos:

  • Interviewed as part of documentary on lead poisoning produced by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, The Perfect Predator, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Skidmore College, magna cum laude   
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Office Location for Kelly Mikullitz

54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

Phone: 518-462-5601

Fax: 518-462-2670

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Last Updated: 2/3/2020

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