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  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5
  • Michael Kelly "has a unique and effective style in the courtroom which resonates very, very well with judges and juries," comments one source. - Chambers USA

    Sources call him "outstanding" and "a strong litigator." - Chambers USA

Education

  • J.D., Dickinson School of Law, 1983
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Judicial Nominating Commission, State of Delaware, 2009 to present

Community Advisory Board of the Wilmington News Journal

Rodney Inns of Court

Pro Bono Inns of Court

Board of Trustees, Tower Hill School

Founding Member, Defense Counsel of Delaware

Secretary and General Counsel, News Journal W. Frank Scholarship Trust

General Counsel, Sojourner’s Place Homeless Shelter

Board of Directors, Police Athletic League

Delaware State Bar Association, Treasurer, 1992 - 1994

Chairman, New Castle County Zoning Board of Adjustment, 1989 – 1995

Board of Directors, Delaware Council on Crime and Justice

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services

Executive Committee and Past President, St. Thomas More Society

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

Member, Wilmington Rotary Club

Michael P. Kelly

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News

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12/24/12
Mike Kelly quoted in The News Journal, Wilmington, DE, American government, get serious about gun laws
12/21/12
Mike Kelly quoted in the American Lawyer article titled "Despite Bold Predictions, Seroquel Plaintiffs Settle Bulk of Cases for Roughly $11,000 Per Claimant"
12/21/12
12/20/12
12/06/12
10/25/12
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09/27/12
11/15/10
Mike Kelly quoted by Delaware News Journal in a profile of Vice President Joe Biden's sister, Valerie Biden Owens
09/24/10
Mike Kelly mentioned in American Lawyer regarding the dismissal of three Seroquel cases for AstraZeneca where the judge ruled that their claims were barred by Delaware's statute of limitations. The decision will impact well over half of the docket.
08/16/10
08/09/10
07/22/10
Mike Kelly quoted in the American Lawyer article titled "In Seroquel Stunner, AstraZeneca Reportedly Settles 200 Cases for $2 Million."
06/02/10
08/05/09
06/26/09
Mike Kelly quoted in the Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report regarding how a Delaware trial court excluded a diabetic woman's expert causation witness and granted summary judgment for Seroquel manufacturer AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
06/15/09
Mike Kelly quoted in a Forbes online article regarding the favorable judgment for our client AstraZeneca in Seroquel lawsuit
04/14/08
04/07/08
Michael Kelly quoted in DealReporter concerning the law suits over financing of the Clear Channel deal
03/27/08
Michael Kelly quoted on Bloomberg about the Delaware law suit over Clear Channel acquisition financing
03/26/08
Michael Kelly's quoted on the possibility of legal challenges to the Bear Stearns takeover appear in the International Herald Tribune and on Reuters
03/24/08
Michael Kelly was quoted on the Vioxx agreement as a possible model for future mass tort settlements in Health.Law360.com
03/17/08
Michael Kelly was quoted about possible legal challenges to the sale of Bear Stearns
02/19/08
Michael Kelly quoted in National Law Journal and New Jersey Law Journal about business litigation in the Delaware courts
11/09/07
07/25/07
07/16/07
04/26/07
07/12/05
05/16/05
02/18/05
11/22/04
Michael Kelly was quoted in Newsweek in connection with the Ovitz/Disney Trial
10/25/04
Michael Kelly was interviewed by Bloomberg TV as a legal expert regarding the Disney v. Ovitz trial
12/01/03
Mike Kelly was interviewed on Bloomberg Radio, re Daimler Chrysler
11/23/03
Mike Kelly was quoted in The News Journal, re Eric May v. Wilmington Trust
11/20/03
Mike Kelly was quoted in The News Journal, re Eric May v. Michael Hershey
11/06/03
Mike Kelly quoted in Bloomberg News regarding Daimler Chrysler