John D. Kelly



John D. 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. Kelly is a frequent instructor in trial advocacy programs for other attorneys. Additionally, Kelly’s work in professional malpractice earned him recognition in the “The Best Lawyers in America” for more than 10 years. He had been recognized repeatedly as a “Super Lawyer” in Minnesota Law & Politics’ annual survey and was named as Minnesota Attorney of the Year for 2003.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University
Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota – cum laude


Eighth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
Minnesota State Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
US Federal District Court Central District Illinois
US Federal District Court Minnesota

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Board of Trial Advocates
Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
International Association of Defense Council
Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners – served 21 years
Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners – president, served 11 years

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