Kelly Iverson is a partner at Lynch Carpenter and serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Executive Management Committee.
Kelly has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts. She served as lead counsel at trial in federal court in a medical malpractice action, receiving a verdict in her client’s favor for the maximum statutory damage award. Her trial practice also includes first and/or second-chair experience at jury trial, commercial arbitration, and underinsured motorist arbitration.
Kelly has been appointed to leadership roles by judges around the country, including as Co-Lead Counsel in In re: Philips Recalled CPAP, Bi-Level Pap, and Mechanical Ventilator Products Liability Litig. (W.D. Pa.) (products mass tort/class MDL) and In re: Erie Covid-19 Business Interruption Protection Ins. Litig. (W.D. Pa.) (insurance coverage class MDL); Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re Blackbaud, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litig. (D.S.C.) (data breach class MDL) and In re Solara Medical Supplies Data Breach Litig. (S.D. Cal.) (data breach consolidated class action); and as Liaison Counsel in In re: Railway Industry Employee No-Poach Antitrust Litig. (W.D. Pa.) (antitrust MDL). Additionally, Kelly has served on committees assisting the leadership teams in In re Equifax, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litig. (N.D. Ga.) (data breach class MDL); In Re: Marriott International, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litig. (D. Md.) (data breach class MDL); First Choice Fed. Credit Union v. The Wendy’s Co. (W.D. Pa.) (consolidated data breach class action) (W.D. Pa.); and In re Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. Litig. (N.D. Ga.) (consolidated data breach class action).
In 2021, Kelly was selected to the Sedona Conference Data Security & Privacy Liability (WG 11) brainstorming group on revising the Commentary on Application of Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Protection to Documents and Communications Generated in the Cybersecurity Context. In 2022, she was selected to the drafting team to implement Commentary revisions consistent with the recommendations of our brainstorming group.
Kelly was born and raised in Pittsburgh where she received her degree in Business Management from Chatham University and her Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law. Prior to law school, Kelly spent four years working as a claim representative at Travelers Insurance Company where she handled automobile liability claims.
Kelly was honored to be selected for Duquesne’s well-regarded trial advocacy program during law school. Her trial team won the 2008 Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Trial Competition, which was the largest invitational trial competition in the nation at the time. Kelly was able to share her love of trial advocacy when, from 2010 through 2017, she served as a high school mock trial attorney advisor for both Fort Cherry High School and Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy.
After law school, Kelly joined a large Pittsburgh law firm, Cohen & Grigsby. She was fortunate to have the unusual opportunity at such a firm to advocate on behalf of injured consumers and individuals, in personal injury cases and class actions. Her practice there also included insurance coverage and shareholder disputes. In 2018, Kelly was thrilled to join Lynch Carpenter, which permitted her to focus 100% of her practice on Plaintiffs-side representation on a national scale.
Kelly lives in Lawrenceville with her husband, Nathan, their three children, and their rescue dog, Rocky. She spends summers at the softball field and winters at the hockey rink watching her kids play.
In 2019, Kelly Iverson was named to Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.