Mike Kelly is one of the nation’s top personal injury attorneys. For four decades he has protected California consumers from corporate greed, medical mistakes, dangerous products, worksite injuries and motor vehicle accidents of every kind. He has tried, settled, and arbitrated more than 200 injury and wrongful death cases where the recovery by his client has exceeded $1 million. In 2020 he helped negotiate the $13.5 billion resolution of 2017 wine country fire lawsuits brought against PG&E and in 2021-22 settled wrongful death cases in Montecito and Santa Barbara caused by Southern California Edison’s negligence in starting the fire. In the product liability arena, his $8.341 million jury verdict in the first Johnson & Johnson metal-on-metal 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 200 invited lectures, tutorials, seminars and advocacy demonstrations across the United States, Asia, South America, the United Kingdom and Eastern Europe.
In 2023 Mike was the number one vote-getter for the fourth year in a row on the 2023 list of Northern California “Super Lawyers.” In 2023 he was singled out by Best Lawyers as the Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year.” A member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, he was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2022. Recognized for his leadership in some of the most significant consumer protection cases in our state, Kelly has been included in the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s annual Top Plaintiff Lawyers slate and has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court to membership on the statewide jury instructions task force working group.