Lawrence M. Kelly

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New Castle, PA

Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George, P.C.
 | 315 North Mercer Street, New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: 724-761-2094
Fax: 724-658-8013
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Workers' Compensation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    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 on the board of governors and as an executive committee member. He also serves as President for the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, Mr. Kelly is a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

    *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
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Workers' Compensation
    Focus Areas

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


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2020

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    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Lawrence Kelly

    Admitted: 1983, Pennsylvania

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    • A-V Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The highest rating for legal ability and ethics

    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, 1995

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Secretary for Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2019
    • Pennsylvania, 1983
    • 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
    • Board of Governors 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.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • President, Cray Youth Family Services, Inc.
    • Board member for Neighborhood Legal Services, 2018
    • Basketball Coach, New Castle High School

    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.


    • Received the largest verdict against a governmental agency in history of Lawrence County. 

    Educational Background:

    • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, J.D., Cum Laude, Research Editor, University of Akron Law Review, 1983

    Industry Groups

    • Executive Committee
    • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
    • President
    • Western Pa Trial Lawyers Association


    • “Also excels in Plaintiff medical malpractice litigation”

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

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    Office Location for Lawrence M. Kelly

    315 North Mercer Street
    New Castle, PA 16101

    Phone: 724-761-2094

    Fax: 724-658-8013

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    Last Updated: 7/9/2020

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