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Michael A. Kelly - San Francisco, CA

650 California St.Fl. 26 San Francisco, CA 94108- 2607

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Updated: 02/12/2018

San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer


Mike Kelly is in his fourth decade as one of the nation's top personal injury attorneys. Throughout that time he has protected consumers from corporate greed, medical mistakes, dangerous household products, unsafe drugs and devices, roadway accidents and a host of other wrongdoers. He has tried, arbitrated or settled more than 200 cases where the recovery by his client exceeded $1,000,000...

About Michael A. Kelly

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner/Vice-President


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1976

Other Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates San Francisco Chapter, 2010 (President)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates San Francisco Chapter, 2002 - 2003 (National Board Member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates San Francisco Chapter, 2004 - 2012 (National Board Member)
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow, 2012 - 2013 (President)
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow, 2002 - 2012 (Member, Board of Governors)
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2002 - 2012 (Member, Board of Trustees)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1996 (President)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 - 1995 (Executive Board Member)
  • State Bar of California (Member, Litigation Section)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Litigation Section, 2001 - 2006 (Member, Judiciary Committee, Executive Committee)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (Member)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Member)
  • Judicial Council of California, 2000 - 2003 (Member, Jury Instruction Task Force )
  • Judicial Council Advisory (Member, Committee on Civil Jury Instructions (C.A.C.I.))
  • San Francisco Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Arbitrator Selection Committee, 1998 - 2008 (Member)
  • Edward J. McFetridge San Francisco American Inn of Court, 1990 - 1993
  • San Francisco Superior Court
  • Association of Personal Injury Attorneys (United Kingdom)


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1976
  • St. Mary's College of California, California, 1973
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: De La Salle Medal (Academic Excellence)
    Honors: Milliken Award (Student Affairs)


Other Sources of Feedback About Michael A. Kelly

Included on the 2023 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Michael A. Kelly on Super Lawyers


  • CAL-ABOTA, Trial Lawyer of the Year, San Francisco Chapter, - 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell, "AV" Rating (Highest Rating; Received Annually Each Year Since First Rated in 1982)
  • Recipient, CAOC Cartwright Award for Teaching Litigation Advocacy (2012)
  • Recipient, Award, N.I.T Robert Oliphant.A. (2011)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2010 (Also Nominated 1999, 2001, 2008)
  • Top Ten Northern California "Super Lawyers" (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Award of Merit, Bar Association of San Francisco (2007)
  • Listed, "The Best Lawyers In America", 1997 - 2012
  • The Recorder Newspaper: San Francisco's Best Personal Injury Attorney, (Voted by Peers in San Francisco Bar, 2010)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Nominated Finalist, Consumer Attorney of the Year (2008, 2010)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • U.C. Hastings Foundation, Board Membership, 2010 - 2013
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Program Director: West Coast Teacher Training, 2001 - 2010
  • Harvard Teacher Training, 2005 - 2008
  • Colorado Teacher Training, 2006 - 2007
  • New York Teacher Training, 2009 - 2012
  • Judicial Council of California, Member, Jury Instruction Task Force, 2000 - 2003
  • San Francisco Superior Court Judge Pro Tem

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650 California St.Fl. 26 San Francisco, CA 94108- 2607


  • 415-391-6965

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards




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