Consumer Attorneys of California 2022 finalist for CONSUMER ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR

One of the most prestigious and accomplished trial lawyers in the United States, Michael Louis Kelly brings a unique depth and breadth of experience to Kirtland & Packard LLP.

Mr. Kelly joined Kirtland & Packard LLP directly out of law school in 1978 and has made the firm his home since. He started out his career trying medical negligence, and aviation injury cases. He took these cases to trial locally in California and in aviation matters, also in states across the United States. Mr. Kelly supervised, and in many cases traveled to participate in aviation litigation in far-away countries such as Pakistan, Australia, Guam, Germany, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain. He has worked with technical experts in just about every discipline imaginable in the multitude of cases he has litigated.

A senior partner at the firm, Mr. Kelly has won hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients while representing them in cases involving:

Michael Louis Kelly

Rated by Super Lawyers

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Mr. Kelly is AV Preeminent rated, which means he has earned the highest possible evaluation of his ethics and legal ability from the legal community, and retains an AVVO rating of “Superb” in five different personal injury and employment law categories.

If you are looking for a top rated, trusted, highly respected, and remarkably effective personal injury attorney in the South Bay area, please call (310) 536-1000 to schedule a complimentary case review with Attorney Kelly at our Redondo Beach office.

Education, Admissions, and Membership

Mr. Kelly graduated from Seattle University with his B.A. in 1975. In 1978, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho where, from 1976-1977, he was a member of the Idaho Law Review. From 1977-1978 he sat on the Review’s Board of Editors and served as the Comments Editor during that time as well.

Attorney Kelly is admitted to practice law in California and Colorado as well as in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. His court admissions are:

  • California Bar, Member
  • California Supreme Court
  • Colorado Bar, Member
  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

In addition to his memberships in the California and Colorado State Bars, Michael Louis Kelly is a member of the South Bay Bar Association and a past member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, The Los Angeles County Superior Court Settlement Programs, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. Mr. Kelly served as Vice Chairperson for the Committee on Aviation Litigation from 1990-1992 as well.

An Awarded and Respected Attorney

Attorney Kelly is AV-Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed as a Southern California Super Lawyer for several years running. A Leading 500 Plaintiff Lawyer, Mr. Kelly has also been the recipient of various litigation awards.

Mr. Kelly is an award winning attorney because he works tirelessly for our clients and he is exceptional at what he does. Attentive, involved, and experienced, Mr. Kelly welcomes an opportunity to meet with you free of charge where he can help you determine the most effective way to get the justice you are due.

Mr. Kelly is an avid outdoorsman, who is an accomplished mountaineer, backpacker, hiker, skier, snowboarder and mountain bike rider. He is also an accomplished pilot, holding the highest civilian Federal Aviation Administration rating: Air Transport Pilot. Mr. Kelly has donated his time as a pilot and aircraft to animal rescue charities for over 15 years, transporting dogs from the kill shelters of Los Angeles to new homes in places as far North as Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Nashville, Tennessee.

Please call Kirtland & Packard at (310) 536-1000 for a free consultation with Attorney Kelly. Located in Redondo Beach, we welcome clients from all surrounding South Bay communities.