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David S. Kelly

Of Counsel
New Orleans
(504) 596-6300
dkelly@bradleyfirm.com
Vcard: David S Kelly.vcf
Bio

David S. Kelly was born in Norman, Oklahoma in 1949 and admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1976. He is a member of the casualty litigation group. His practice includes federal and state civil trials, mass tort, class action and transportation law (railroad).

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 from Mississippi College and a Juris Doctor in 1976 from Louisiana State University School of Law. He was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Order of the Coif. From 1974 to 1976, he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review, and from 1975 to 1976, Associate Editor of, the Louisiana Law Review.

Mr. Kelly served as an instructor of Legal Research Methods at Louisiana State University from 1975 to 1976 and as law clerk to the Honorable James L. Dennis, associate justice, Louisiana Supreme Court from 1976 to 1977.

Mr. Kelly is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. He was named New Orleans Best Lawyers® Railroad Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014. He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® (Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, and Railroad Law) since 2005 and was recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers® 2006 for his work in Civil Litigation Defense, and again in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 for his work in Civil Litigation Defense, Transportation/Maritime, and Class Action/Mass Torts. He has also been published in New Orleans Magazine as one of the top lawyers in New Orleans for his work in insurance-class actions, complex and multi-district litigation.

Mr. Kelly is admitted to practice in The United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


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Honors

  • 2015 - Selected as a "Top Lawyer" in New Orleans by New Orleans Magazine for Railroad Law
  • New Orleans Best Lawyers® Railroad Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005 - Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, and Railroad Law
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers® 2007 - 2010, 2012 -2016 - Civil Litigation Defense; Transportation/Maritime; Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Louisiana State University School of Law, Order of the Coif, (1974-76), Law Review, Associate Editor, (1975-76)
  • Louisiana Supreme Court, Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable James L. Dennis, (1976-77)
  • AV® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories-legal ability and general ethical standards.
  • 2009 - One of the top lawyers in New Orleans Magazine for insurance - class actions, complex and multi-district litigation.

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Fellow (2001)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Practice Areas
Education
  • Louisiana State University School of Law, 1976
  • Mississippi College, B.A., 1971
Bar Affiliations
  • Louisiana, 1976

Shreveport

401 EDWARDS ST., SUITE 1000
SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
P: (318) 227-1131
F: (318) 227-1141

New Orleans

1100 POYDRAS, SUITE 2700
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70163
P: (504) 596-6300
F: (504) 596-6301

Baton Rouge

301 MAIN ST., SUITE 2100
BATON ROUGE, LA 70825
P: (225) 490-5000
F: (225) 490-5001

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