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Todd Kelly

Todd Kelly

Trial Lawyer - For the People
  • Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia
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Summary

First, I am a child of God. I am a loving husband and father of four. Then, I am a Trial Lawyer. I practice law for one essential purpose: to help those who have been harmed by others, and who have now realized that the system is stacked against them. It is our duty, as attorneys for people, to fight to ensure that individual rights are protected in the face of corporate greed, corruption and lies. We are truth tellers, and we strive for the truth to, inevitably, prevail. If you have been harmed by the acts of another, call me.

Additional Practice Areas
  • Auto Collisions
  • 18-Wheeler Crashes
  • Fire/Burn Cases
  • Rape/Sexual Assault/Human Trafficking Victims
  • General Personal Injuries
  • Vicious Animal Attacks
  • Medical Neglect and Medical Device Malfunctions
  • Workplace Injuries (Oilfield and Offshore Drilling)
  • Wrongful Death
  • Drunk Driving Crash Victims
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    35% - 45% contingency fees, depending upon the type and complexity of the case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oklahoma
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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Texas
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Virginia
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4th Circuit
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5th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Partner/Office Manager & Trial Lawyer
The Carlson Law Firm, P.C.
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Trial Lawyer
The Kelly Law Firm, P.C.
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Founder and partner in a plaintiffs only litigation firm.
Partner
Haskins, Gregan & Kelly
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Partner in a Medical Malpractice / Birth Injury litigation boutique.
Associate
Cohen & Feeley
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Associate in a general plaintiff's personal injury law firm.
Associate
Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein
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Associate in a plaintiff's asbestos litigation firm. Also prosecuted a general personal injury docket and claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.
Major - Judge Advocate
The United States Marine Corps
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Combat Engineer and Judge Advocate.
Education
Trial Lawyers College
F-Warrior | Trial Skills
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Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
J.D | Law
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Honors: Woolsack Honor Society
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A | Journalism
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Naval War College
Naval Justice School
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Honors: Graduated with Honors
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Awards
Rated "10"
AVVO
Rated "10" Every Year since inception of AVVO
Top Attorney in Texas
Texas Monthly
Texas Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top Attorney in Texas
Texas Monthly
Texas Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top Attorney in Texas
Texas Monthly
Texas Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top Attorney in Texas
Texas Monthly
Texas Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top Attorney in Texas
Texas Monthly
Texas Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Texas Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Hall of Fame Inductee
Texas Lawyer
Texas SuperLawyer
Super Lawyers
Texas SuperLawyer
Super Lawyers
Houston's Best Attorneys
H-Houston Magazine
Houston's Best Attorneys
Texas Monthly
Houston's Best Attorneys
H-Houston Magazine
Houston's Best Attorneys
Texas Monthly
Houston's Best Attorneys
H-Houston Magazine
Top Lawyers for the People
H-Houston Magazine
Professional Associations
American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
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Activities: Support and Defend the 7th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving Advisory Board
President
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Activities: Assist Mothers Against Drunk Driving with Fundraising, Legislative and Awareness Initiatives.
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F-Warrior Board
Regional Representative
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Activities: Serve on the board of the Trial Lawyers College Alumni Association
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Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
President
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The F Warriors
Member
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The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
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The Pro Bono College of the State of Texas
Member
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Million Dollar Advocate's Forum
Member
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Vice President of Legislative Affairs
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Zen-Do Kai International Martial Arts Association
Nidan
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American Association for Justice
Member
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Activities: formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association
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Fort Bend County Bar Association
Member
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The Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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The Jamie Leigh Foundation
Board Member
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The Sean Ashley House
Board Member
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Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Trying a Case Without Medical Bills , TTLA Midyear , Houston, Texas
Texas Trial Lawyers' Ass
CLE Lecture on leaving medical bills out of trials - especially those with significant damages. (Date is Approximate)
Trying a Case Without Medical Bills , CATLA Lunch CLE , Austin, Texas
Capitol Area Trial Lawyers' Association
Lecture on the value of leaving medical bills out of litigation in light of recent Texas changes in the law. (Date is approximate)
F-Warrior Ambassador , TLC Regional Seminar , Austin, Texas
Trial Lawyers' College
Assisted as an instructor at this 4 day conference related to trial skills. (Date reflects the start day)
Proving Causation with Pre-Existing Injuries , TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar , Dallas, Texas
Texas Trial Lawyers' Association
Spoke at the semi-annual car wreck seminar of the Texas Trial Lawyers' Association on how to avoid the pitfalls of representing the client with a history of medical issues. (Date is approximate)
Intangible Damages , Bryan/College Station Trial Lawyers Association , College Station, Texas
Bryan/College Station Trial Lawyers' Association
Presented this CLE on how to prove pain and suffering damages at trial to the Bryan/College Station Trial Lawyers luncheon. (Date is Approximate).
Intangible Damages , Permian Basin CLE , Odessa, Texas
Permian Basin Trial Lawyers' Association
Spoke about presenting pain and suffering damages at trial to the PBTLA at their lunch seminar. (Date is approximate)
Fairness in Arbitration , UT Law Student Conference , Austin, Texas
University of Texas School of Law
Spoke to law students at the University of Texas regarding arbitration and its relationship to the English Star Chamber, using the Jamie Leigh Jones case as an anecdote. (Date is Approximate).
Fairness in Arbitration , University of Delaware Student Leadership , University of Delaware
University of Delaware
Spoke to a group of college students about the Jamie Leigh Jones case and the ills of arbitration. (Date is Approximate)
Fairness in Arbitration Act , U.S. Congress , Washington DC
U.S. Congress
Presented to Judicial Committee members on the Fairness in Arbitration Act as a result of my representation of Jamie Leigh Jones against Halliburton/KBR. (Date is approximate)
Certifications
Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
The Carlson Law Firm, P.C.
11606 North IH-35
Austin, TX 78753
Telephone: (512) 823-2237
Cell: (281) 635-2304