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At The Heart Of It All

G. Clinton Kelley is a trial lawyer. He is both passionate about his job and compassionate about the clients that he is privileged to help. He represents injured people and the families of individuals who have died from their injuries. Helping people is an important job, and Clint Kelley is grateful for the opportunity to be of service to those in need.

 

But being a trial lawyer is also an important job for society and the world around us, too. When taking on a case, Clint Kelley believes that trial lawyers speak for the entire community that we serve. 

 

 

  • When we help a client who has been in a car accident to get compensated for their injuries, we hope this causes the negligent drivers that have harmed our clients to drive more safely the next time. 

  • When we help a client who have fallen at a retail store to get a settlement for their injuries, we hope the retail store is more careful going forward and fixes the defective condition on the floor of the retail store that caused our client to fall in the first place. 

  • When help a client that has been injured at work to get workmen's compensation benefits, we hope this results in a safer work place for others and prevents future injuries.

 

 

Trial lawyers help our communities to be safer on a case-by-case basis, one client at a time. Clint Kelley is proud to be a trial lawyer and to help his clients get the compensation they deserve for their injuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clint Kelley is admitted to practice law in all Common Pleas and Appellate Courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a certified mediator, arbitrator, and early neutral evaluator, and is a member of the Federal Court Panel.

 

Clint Kelley's Military Service:

 

  • U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship awarded at Washington & Jefferson College

  • Honorable Discharge, U.S. Army Reserve, JAG Corps

  • Recipient, U.S. Army Commendation Medal for deactivating Military Law Center and supporting JAG Detachments following Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm

 

 

Clint Kelley is, or has been, a member of the following organizations during his legal career:

 

  • Elected Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Named to the National Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania

  • American Association for Justice, ("AAJ")

  • AAJ Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section

  • AAJ Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section 

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice ("PAJ")

  • PAJ Board of Governors

  • PAJ Legislative Policy Committee

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association ("WPaTLA")

  • Elected Member, WPaTLA Board of Governors

  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association ("ACBA")

  • Member, ACBA Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section

  • Elected Officer, ACBA Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section

  • One Small Step For Neil Armstrong, One Giant Step For The Plaintiff's Bar, CAPE Education, 2022

  • Have A Nice Trip, See You Next Fall: Sometimes You Just Have To Go To Trial, CAPE Education, 2022

  • Lawyering Through The Pandemic & Required COVID Vaccinations, Washington & Jefferson College Homecoming Legal Lecture, 2021

  • Sometimes You Just Have To Go To Trial - Understanding Why And Preparing For It, CAPE Education, 2019

  • A Look Back At Hollywood's "The Rainmaker" And "Erin Brockovich" - Lessons For Today's Solo And Small Firm Practitioner, CAPE Education, 2018

  • Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse, CAPE Education, 2018

  • A Look Back At Hollywood's "The Rainmaker" And "Erin Brockovich" : Lessons For Today's Solo And Small Firm Practitioner, CAPE Education, 2017

  • Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse - Awareness on Elder Care, CAPE Education, 2016

  • Lessons For Today's Solo & Small Firm PI Lawyers From Hollywood's "The Verdict", CAPE Education, 2015

  • A Look Back At "The Verdict" & "A Civil Action" - Lessons for Today's Solo & Small Firm PI Lawyers, CAPE Education, 2015

  • Awareness On Elder Care - Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse, CAPE Education, 2015

  • Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse - Awareness on Elder Care, CAPE Education, 2013

  • Falling Water / Rising Water - Dealing With The Runoff From The Claims, CAPE Education, 2013

  • Not A Hollywood Script - Real Life Plaintiff's Practices, CAPE Education, 2012

  • The Snow Has Finally Melted - Dealing With The Runoff From The Claims, CAPE Education, 2010

  • Issues Of Professional Liability In The Real Estate Industry, CAPE Education, 2010

  • Navigating Legal Malpractice - Shhh! It Happens, CAPE Education, 2009

  • The Triple Crown Of Bad Times, CAPE Education, 2009

  • Bad Times - When It Rains It Pours, CAPE Education, 2009

  • Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied, CAPE Education, 2008

  • Health Care Providers Face Jail Time and Civil Liability For Identity Theft, 2008

  • "The Sky Is Falling" - Chicken Little Speaks Out On Identity Theft, 2008

  • Take Time Now Or Do Time Later: The Legal Ramifications of Identity Theft, CAPE Education, 2008

  • Take Time Now or Do Time Later - Impact of Identity Theft on Your Client's Bottom Line, CAPE Education, 2007

  • Are Your Clients Concerned About the Legal Ramifications of Identity Theft?, CAPE Education, 2006

  • Shaken, Not Stirred - New Changes To The Pennsylvania DUI Law, CAPE Education, 2006

  • Banana Appeals - The Anatomy of a Slip and Fall Case, CAPE Education, 2005

  • Party Time - DUI Defense and Traffic Court Litigation, CAPE Education, 2005

  • Sole Survivor - Toughing It Out As A Sole Practitioner Against Big Insurance Companies, CAPE Education, 2004

  • Dealing With Social Security Claims - The Basics and Beyond, CAPE Education, 2003

  • DUI - Friends Don't Let Friends Plead Guilty, CAPE Education, 2002

  • Litigation Strategies, New Approaches For A New Millennium, CAPE Education, 2001

  • Over the years, Clint has been extremely active in the Pittsburgh area. He has frequently taken various leadership roles in Allegheny County political organizations, South Hills area youth development organizations, and Mount Lebanon youth sports leagues.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Juris Doctorate, 1988

 

  • Witness, Mock Trial Team

  • Finalist, Mock Trial Tournament

  • Dunmore Moot Court Competition

  • Client Counseling Competition

 

 

Washington & Jefferson College

Bachelor of Arts, English 1985

 

  • US Army ROTC Scholarship

  • Dean's List Scholar

  • National Honorary Fraternity - Debate Member

  • Traveling Debate Team

  • Zeta Beta Tau National Fraternity

 

 

Sewickley Academy

High School Diploma, 1981

 

  • College preparatory curriculum

  • Allegheny County Forensics Tournament, First Place

  • Varsity Golf Team

  • Student Theater

Admissions, Honors & Memberships

Seminars, Publications, & Community Involvement

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