Conor M. Kelly

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Conor is dedicated to providing justice for those injured by the fault of others. He has obtained remarkable results for his clients throughout his career. He has seven and eight figure jury verdicts in cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death and quadriplegia. In 2013, Conor obtained a $38.6 million jury verdict on behalf of a 19-year-old who was rendered a quadriplegic due to medical negligence. The verdict is believed to be one of the largest medical negligence verdicts ever in San Francisco County. He has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor limited to 2.5% of practicing attorneys under the age of 40.

Mr. Kelly specializes in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases involving dangerous consumer products, workplace accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, and vehicle negligence. His clients include victims of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, burn injury and severe orthopedic injury. Conor has represented clients in claims against local, state and federal government agencies. He has experience with MUNI accidents and claims for dangerous roadways.

Conor is a creative, dedicated and tireless advocate. He possesses a thorough grasp of complex legal and medical issues and is adept at explaining complex information in clear, understandable terms. This skill, combined with a meticulous approach to case preparation, has produced significant verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements for his clients.

Conor received his B.A. from Cornell University, where he was a member of the baseball team and a Dean's List recipient, before graduating Cum Laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. While at Hastings, Conor developed and honed his trial advocacy skills. He competed and won awards in national mock trial tournaments as a member of the Hastings' Intercollegiate Mock Trial Team. He completed numerous trial advocacy programs through the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining Walkup, Melodia, Conor served at the Alameda County District Attorney's Office where he successfully tried multiple criminal cases to verdict.

A native of San Francisco, Conor is active in the Bay Area legal community. He is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco and volunteers as a teacher for Lowell High School's mock trial program. He also volunteers with the UC Hastings Mock Trial program . Conor is active in the American Association of Justice, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Noteworthy Verdicts and Settlements

Myrick v. Hansa, M.D.
$38,614,587 - Jury Verdict

Gavello v. Millman, M.D.
Wrongful Death
$3,977,830 - Jury Verdict

Loye v. RHAA, et. al.
Spinal Cord Injury
$2,500,000 - Settlement

Pedestrian v. SUV Driver
Traumatic Brain Injury
$2,250,000 - Settlement

Andrew M. v. Elevator Company
Traumatic Brain Injury
$2,100,000 - Settlement

Mullen v. Fisco
Premises Liability
$1,600,000 - Settlement

Patient v. Medical Device Maker
Defective Product
$1,410,000 - Settlement

Alcorn v. Michael P.
Motor Vehicle Negligence
$1,000,000 - Settlement

Sayeed v. Bay Point
Motor Vehicle Negligence
$950,000 - Settlement

Patient v. Neurosurgeon
Medical Malpractice
$900,000 - Settlement

Heventhal v. Silver
Motor Vehicle Negligence
$850,000 - Settlement

Cyclist v. Paving Co.
Negligent Road Repaving
$340,000 - Settlement

Snyder v. Iron Mountain
Motorcycle Accident
$227,417 - Jury Verdict

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