Kevin Kelly attorney portrait

Education

  • St. John’s School of Law, Queens, New York, J.D.
  • St. John’s University, Queens, NY, B.A.

Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Memberships

  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, 1990 –Present; Past President 2008-2009
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, 1991- Present
  • Defense Association of New York (DANY)
  • Board of Directors, Past President
  • Director of CLE, 1988-1998
  • Defense Research Institute, 1992 – Present
  • New York Representation Committee of Local and State Organizations
  • Board of Directors Member, 2008-2010
  • New York State Bar Association

Kevin Kelly

Special Counsel

kkelly@conwayfarrell.com

212-993-9304

212-785-7229

New York City Office

Kevin Kelly, until recently, was a Managing Partner at Conway Farrell. He co-chaired the firm’s Construction Litigation and General/Complex Tort and Trial Practice Units. While he has passed the firm’s management to others, Kevin remains extremely active in the legal field and continues to litigate significant exposure cases as Special Trial Counsel to Conway Farrell.

Kevin has been recognized by his peers as an exceptional and highly experienced trial attorney in New York State. He is a Past President of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Defense Research Institute, a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Defense Association of New York (DANY) and a past president (1991-92). Kevin was the Chairman of DANY’s Continuing Legal Education Committee and the founder of its trial seminar series. He is the 2015 recipient of DANY’s prestigious James S. Conway Award for outstanding service to the defense community. Kevin has written and lectured in the areas of trial practice, construction litigation, and on significant changes in the Civil Practice Law and Rules of the State of New York.

As Special Counsel to the firm, Kevin continues to specialize in trial practice, construction litigation and property damage claims litigation.

Practice Areas

Education

  • St. John’s School of Law, Queens, New York, J.D.
  • St. John’s University, Queens, NY, B.A.

Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Memberships

  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, 1990 –Present; Past President 2008-2009
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, 1991- Present
  • Defense Association of New York (DANY)
  • Board of Directors, Past President
  • Director of CLE, 1988-1998
  • Defense Research Institute, 1992 – Present
  • New York Representation Committee of Local and State Organizations
  • Board of Directors Member, 2008-2010
  • New York State Bar Association