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 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 motor vehicle 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.
Areas Of Practice
Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Law Review: Temple's Law Review, Writer, and Editor
Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1983
Honors: High Distinctions
- 2007 - Present - Who’s Who of American Women
- 2015 - “Select Lawyer”, Lehigh Valley, personal injury and auto accident cases
- National Trial Lawyers Association Top Trial Attorney
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
- Northampton Bar Association, Member
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice
- Donald E. Wieand Barristers’ Inns of Court