EDUCATION: Boston University School of Law (J.D. 1978); Tufts University (B.A. cum laude 1978).
LEGAL EXPERIENCE: Mr. Kelley is a full time mediator and arbitrator hearing claims for personal injury, employment discrimination, professional malpractice, and product liability.
A 20-year trial attorney with over 150 jury trials conducted, he helps litigants mediate their claims on the basis of likely admissible evidence. He assists plaintiffs and defendants to form a realistic expectation of a potential jury award. His extensive knowledge of trial practice and mediation, combined with strength in handling emotionally difficult issues that arise during a session, leads to mutually satisfactory settlements. As an arbitrator he conducts full and fair hearings issuing just awards.
Before he became a full-time mediator and arbitrator, Mr. Kelley held the following positions: Neville & Kelley, Litigation Partner 1989 – 2001; Segal, Moran & Feinberg, Associate 1986 – 1989; Assistant District Attorney, Essex and Middlesex 1982 – 1986; National Association of Government Employees 1979 – 1982.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ASSOCIATIONS: Lecturer and trainer in mediation and negotiation. Former clinical trial instructor at B.U. Law School. Professional mediation training with certification pursuant to G.L. c.233 Section 23C.
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