Hanft Fride Attorneys

John D. Kelly

John D. Kelly

Phone: 218-722-4766
Fax: 218-529-2401
Email: jdk@hanftlaw.com

Mr. Kelly has over 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer, representing insurers, individuals and corporate clients in tort actions and commercial disputes, professional liability, contract, employment and personal injury matters. Mr. Kelly is a frequent instructor in trial advocacy programs for other attorneys.

Mr. Kelly has served as a mediator in a wide variety of cases involving tort and commercial claims.

Mr. Kelly received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota. He was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 1974 and to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 1985. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Mr. Kelly served on the Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners for 21 years, 11 of those as President. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar and the State Bar of Wisconsin, the International Association of Defense Counsel, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Kelly has been listed for more than 10 years in the "The Best Lawyers in America" for his work in the area of professional malpractice, and has been recognized repeatedly as a "Super Lawyer" in Minnesota Law & Politics' annual survey and was named as Minnesota Attorney of the Year for 2003. Mr. Kelly is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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