In 2022, Mike Kelly was inducted into the National Trial Lawyer’s Hall of Fame, the Law Dragon Hall of Fame and acknowledged as the number 1 vote-getter in the Northern California Super Lawyers balloting for the third year in a row. As one of the nation’s top personal injury attorneys, Mike has protected consumers from corporate wrongdoing, medical mistakes, dangerous household products, unsafe medical devices, and motor vehicle accidents of every kind. He has tried, settled, and arbitrated more than 200 cases where the recovery by his client exceeded $1 million.
A member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, in 2022, Kelly was selected by Best Lawyers to its prestigious roster for the 20th consecutive year. Recognized for his leadership in some of the most significant consumer protection cases in California, Kelly made the list of the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s 2021 and 2022 Top Plaintiff Lawyers for his many years of pro-consumer successes. In 2020 he helped negotiate the multibillion-dollar resolution of the 2017 California wildfire lawsuits brought against utility giant PG&E. Before that, his $8.341 million verdict in the first DePuy ASR/Johnson & Johnson metal-on-metal artificial hip litigation helped produce a $2.5 billion national settlement for all victims.
He is a sought-after speaker and teacher having presented more than two hundred invited lectures, tutorials, seminars and advocacy demonstrations across the United States, Asia, South America, the United Kingdom and Eastern Europe. He currently sits on the curriculum committee of Trial School, a nonprofit continuing legal education provider for consumer advocates across the country.