Kelly Rambo Williams

Kelly Rambo Williams

Partner
Location:
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Phone:
610-295-5321
888-854-6895
Fax:
610-332-2722
Email:

Kelly is a native of Easton, and a graduate of Easton Area High School.  She received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University, where she graduated with High Distinctions.  Kelly then attended Temple University School of Law (now Temple University Beasley School of Law), and graduated Cum Laude.  During law school, she was chosen for Temple’s law review, the Temple Law Quarterly, and was a published staff writer as well as an editor.

Kelly’s practice is limited to personal injury, and she has handled a gamut of personal injury cases over the course of her career in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding counties.  She has handled very serious injury and death cases involving motor vehicle and trucking accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, premises claims, and mass torts, as well as nursing  home malpractice cases.  She was co-counsel most recently in the Charles Cullen serial murder cases and the DePUY ASR defective hip implant litigation.  These cases have resulted in many verdicts and settlement, and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, including verdicts of $95 million, $4.36 million and $1.5 million, and a multiple plaintiff settlement of $20 million.

Kelly has been elected by her peers Statewide as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2009.  In 2007, she was named to Who’s Who of American Women.  She has also been named as a top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial Lawyer’s Association, beginning in 2009.    The National Trial Lawyers have also selected her as a premier trial attorney.  In 2015, her peers in the Lehigh Valley elected her as a “Select Lawyer”, recognizing Kelly as a premier Lehigh Valley attorney in the areas of personal injury and auto accidents law.

Kelly is admitted to practice law in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  She has been a member of the Northampton County Bar Association since 1987.   She is also an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Lehigh County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and the Donald E. Wieand Barristers’ Inn.

VERDICTS

Combined jury verdict of $95 million, including the following individual verdicts for eight individuals killed by serial killer nurse, Charles Cullen, at St. Luke’s Hospital: $18 million, including $5 million in punitive damages, for the Estate, husband and three daughters of a 41 year old woman; $16 million, including $5 million in punitive damages, for the Estate and wife of a 73 year old man; $15 million, including $5 million in punitive damages, for the Estate of a 67 year old woman; $10 million, including $5 million in punitive damages, for the Estate and husband of a 79 year old man; $10 million, including $5 million in punitive damages, for the Estate and daughter of a 83 year old man; $10 million, including $5 million in punitive damages, for the Estate and daughter of a 83 year old man; $9 million, including $5 million in punitive damages, for the Estate of a 90 year old man; $8 million, including $5 million in punitive damages, for the Estate of an 83 year old man.

Jury Verdict of $4.36 million for a 47 year old man who suffered an above-the-knee amputation of his left leg as a result of a construction accident where 20 sheets of drywall fell upon him as a result of the negligent stacking of the drywall by a contractor. Highest settlement offer was $350,000.

REPORTED SETTLEMENTS

  • Settlements totaling $20 million to date for multiple victims of the defective DePuy metal-on-metal hip
  • Combined settlement of $1,000,000 in a trucking accident case involving three victims
  • Settlement of $2.1 million for the estate of a young man killed by a drunk driver
  • Settlement of $256,000 for woman suffering shoulder and cervical injuries in a motor vehicle accident
  • Settlement  of $245,000 for a woman suffering a fractured ankle requiring surgery, from a motor vehicle accident
  • Settlement of $220,000 for a woman suffering from a femur fracture in a motor vehicle accident
  • Settlement of $440,000 for a woman struck while walking in a crosswalk, who suffered a compression fracture of the spine requiring surgery as well as a wrist fracture
  • Settlement of $210,000 for a woman suffering from a torn rotator cuff and cervical disc injury requiring surgery following a motor vehicle accident
  • Settlement of $1.95 million for the estate of a young woman killed in a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver
  • Settlement of $200,000 for a man suffering from post-concussive syndrome following a motor vehicle accident with low impact
  • Settlement of $285,000 for elderly gentleman suffering spinal fracture requiring surgery following motor vehicle accident
  • Settlement of $200,000 for an elderly woman who had a compound fracture of the foot after her car was hit by a dump truck
  • Settlement of $150,000 for a woman who had rib fractures from a motor vehicle accident requiring hospitalization
  • Settlement of $475,000 for a child suffering burns on his thighs after a waitress spilled hot drinks on him
  • Settlement of $325,000 for woman suffering lumbar disc herniation requiring surgical fusion with hardware

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Car and Trucking Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Immigration

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2008

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1986
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Law Review: Temple's Law Review, Writer and Editor
  • Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Honors: High Distinctions

Honors and Awards

  • Who’s Who of American Women, 2007 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyer’s Association Top Trial Attorney
  • “Select Lawyer”, Lehigh Valley, 2015, personal injury and auto accident cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Northampton Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Donald E. Wieand Barristers’ Inns of Court