Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys
Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys Robert W. Kelley has been recognized by Lawyers USA as one of the Top Ten Lawyers in the United States. In 2009 he obtained the 7th-largest jury verdict in the entire country, as reported by the National Law Journal. It was also the largest product liability award in the United States that year.
When the New York Times editorial board opined on the trial, it praised the therapeutic effect of the jury’s verdict. About Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys Robert W. Kelley’s work and trial results, the major news outlet stated, “There should be more lawsuits against this industry, seeking not only monetary damages but also changes in how the industry markets its products.”
A decade earlier, Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys Robert W. Kelley was the focus of national attention as a result of the verdict he obtained after a 6-month jury trial against General Motors. That trial, which received media coverage around the world, became the subject of a segment on CBS 60 Minutes. The trial exposed a massive corporate cover-up involving long-hidden GM documents concerning a “value analysis” performed by the company’s engineers.
Ultimately, it was revealed that GM engineers actually considered whether it would be worth spending $2.20 per vehicle on fuel tank shields in order to prevent people from burning alive in GM vehicle fires. The court trial resulted in one of the largest personal injury lawsuits GM, the automaker ever paid for a judgment. Subsequently, it is also the subject of a book about corporate misconduct and the trial.
Mr. Kelley has been a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar for more than 20 years. He lecturers frequently on trial practice across the country and he has taught at Nova Southeastern Law Center as a professor. Additionally, Attorney Robert Kelley is Rated by Martindale-Hubbell at AV, that is the highest ratings an attorney can achieve for their ethical standards and their legal abilities in court.
He’s editor of the Florida Jury Selection Blog which has close to 2,000 subscribers, many of whom are lawyers, judges, and law professors across the country. He has published articles in the Florida Bar Journal, the Journal of the Florida Justice Association, the Nova Law Review, and the International Information Bulletin on Variable Stars.
Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys Robert W. Kelley is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Nova Southeastern Law Center, where he served as Editor-In-Chief of the Nova Law Review. He is admitted to the Bars of the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals of the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the State Bar of Florida.
In addition to an exceptional legal career, Mr. Kelley is an active participant and significant contributor to a number of local and national charitable organizations. Mr. Kelley and his firm have been Justice Circle Sponsors for Legal Aid and FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD. Mr. Kelley serves on the Board of the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale which provides housing for the elderly and low-income families.
Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys Robert W. Kelley has served on the boards of United Way and the Broward County YMCA. He was the founding donor of the Kelley Boathouse at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, and is a significant contributor to the Dolphin Research Center and The Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys.
Attorney Robert Kelley and his partner John Uustal, engage in a wide spectrum of activities dedicated to making a positive difference in their community. Though helping his clients obtain financial compensation is incredibly important, the thing he values most is the opportunity to represent individuals seeking justice.
To schedule a private consultation with Attorney Robert Kelley, please contact our Fort Lauderdale personal injury law firm. We would be happy to speak with you about how Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys Robert W. Kelley can be of personal assistance for your potential claim.
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