Lawrence M. Kelly

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in New Castle, Pennsylvania

Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George, P.C.
Lawrence M. Kelly
Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers' Compensation; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1983

Education: The University of Akron School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2024
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Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George, P.C.

315 North Mercer Street
New Castle, PA 16101 Visit website


As a New Castle native, Lawrence M. Kelly understands the values and heartbeat of the Pennsylvania neighborhood that he has called home for his entire life. Mr. Kelly has focused his energies on representing clients with legal needs in personal injury, auto accidents, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. As a partner of the firm Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George, P.C., he represents clients in Allegheny, Lawrence, Beaver and Butler counties as well as other parts of Western Pennsylvania. His peers have recognized him with the prestigious rating of AV-Preeminent* in Martindale-Hubbell, which speaks to his high ethical standards as well as his professional knowledge.

After completing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Kelly went on to the University of Akron School of Law where he graduated cum laude and served as research editor of the University of Akron Law Review. He has been admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Mr. Kelly has been honored as a board-certified civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, which is a Pennsylvania Supreme Court-approved agency. Mr. Kelly is involved in a number of organizations, including the Pennsylvania Association for Justice where he serves as treasure and as an executive committee member. He also served as President for the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association in 2015-16.  Additionally, Mr. Kelly served as  a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for five years.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dram Shop Laws, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1983, Pennsylvania

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • President, Cray Youth Family Services, Inc.
  • Head Varsity Baseball Coach Shenango High School, 2020
  • Board member for Neighborhood Legal Services, 2018
  • Basketball Coach, New Castle High School
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Treasure for Pennsylvania Association for Justice and member of the executive committee. Special Master for the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board.  
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member of he Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. 2013-2018, 2018
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Board of Governors, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past-President,  Western Pennsylvania Trial lawyers Association.  2015-2016, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Treasure and Executive Committee Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the  National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pa Supreme Court approved agency.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker for American Association for Justice, Pa Bar Institute, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association  and National Business Institute  on issues of medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, automobile accidents, personal injury and ethics.
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Received the largest verdict against a governmental agency in history of Lawrence County. 
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified as an Advocate by the American Association for Justice
  • I have been board certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy a Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved agency
Educational Background:
  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, J.D., Cum Laude, Research Editor, University of Akron Law Review, 1983, 1983
  • Received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Slippery Rock University where I received my undergraduate degree in 1975., Distinguished Alumni Award, Slippery Rock University, 2019
  • A-V Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The highest rating for legal ability and ethics
Industry Groups:
  • Past President; Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Treasure and Executive Committee
  • Western Pa Trial Lawyers Association

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

“Also excels in Plaintiff medical malpractice litigation”

Office location for Lawrence M. Kelly

315 North Mercer Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Phone: 724-761-2094

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