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P. Timothy Kelly

Needle Law Firm
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P. Timothy Kelly
Needle Law Firm
Scranton,
 PA

Attorney Kelly has been a National Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate since 1995 and a Certified Pretrial Practice Advocate since 2012. From 2001-2003, he participated in Trial Lawyers Care benefiting victims of the World Trade Center Disaster and is Past Chair of the Workers’ Compensation section.

Areas of Practice

Auto Accidents

Truck Accidents

Slip & Fall

Personal Injury

Workers’ Compensation

Product Liability

Wills

Estates

Elder Law

Workers’ Compensation

Real Estate

Social Security

Gas Rights

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania 1982

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 2019

Education

Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA – J.D. 1982

University of Scranton, Scranton, PA – B.S. Business Management

Magna Cum Laude – 1979 Omicron Delta Epsilon

Career Highlights

Robert W. Munley, P.C. – 1982-1987

Munley, Mattise, Kelly & Cartwright, P.C.- 1987-1999

Mattise & Kelly, P.C., Scranton, PA – Shareholder 1999 to 2014

Needle Law, P.C., Scranton, PA – Shareholder 2015 to present

Certifications

National Board of Trial Advocacy – Certified Civil Trial Advocate 1995

Recertified 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2020

Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate – 2012-Present

Reported Cases

In Re: Estate of Brojack, 467 A 2d 1175 (Pa. Super. 1983)

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Federal Bar Association 1999 – 2003

American Association for Justice 1982 – present

Participated in Trial Lawyers Care benefiting victims of the World Trade Center Disaster, 2001 – 2003

Pennsylvania Bar Association – Member House of Delegates 2004 – present

Board of Governors 2013 – 2016

Pennsylvania Association for Justice Member 1982- present Board

of Governors 1997 – present;

Amicus Curiae Committee 2003 – present

Past Chair Worker’s Compensation Section 2008-2009, 2017-2018 Cochair

Worker’s Compensation Section 2015 – 2017

George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy – 2010

Northern Pennsylvania Legal Services – Board of Directors 1990 – 2000

North Penn Legal Services – Board of Directors 2001 – 2003; President 2001 – 2003

Lackawanna County Bar Associations: Board of Directors 1988 – 1989, 1995 – 2009; Secretary 1999 – 2003; Vice-President 2004; President Elect 2005; President 2006

Fellow of the Roscoe Pound Institute 2000 – present

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 1995 – present

American Board of Trial Advocates (invitation only) 2006 – present (President Northeast PA Chapter 2011 – present)

National Trial Lawyers (invitation only) 2011 – present

America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys (Pennsylvania) 2020

Best Lawyers in America 2021

Non-Professional Organizations

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors 2016-Present) (Chair Government Affairs Committee 2019-present

Good Shepherd Corporation of Clarks Summit, PA, Solicitor 1999 – 2013, President 2000 – 2013; Board of Directors 1995 – 2013

Voluntary Action Center, Scranton, PA, Board of Directors 1992 – 1999; 2012 – 2015 President 1995-1997

National Business Institute Legal Seminars, Board of Lecturers 1991- present

National Ski Patrol, Eastern PA Region – Coordinator, Auxiliary Programs 1996 – 2000; Legal Advisor 2001 – present

Lackawanna County United Way Lawyers Campaign, Vice Chairman 1989 – 1992

Lackawanna County United Way, Allocations Panel Member 1984 – 1989; Chairman 1990 – 1991

Recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2008 – present

Lectures

PAJ & Lackawanna Bar Association

Common Evidentiary Issues in Personal Injury Cases, Recoverable Damages – November 11, 1997

Pleading and Proving Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Personal Injury Damages – March 19, 1997

Slip and Fall Cases, Ice and Snow – September 24, 1997

Rules of Civil Procedure, Limitation of Actions and Docket Activity – January 28, 1998

Problems in Product Liability Cases, The Law – May 13, 1998

Premises Liability in PA – 2003, 2004

Liens, Subrogation & Joint Tortfeasor Releases – 2004, 2007 Current

Issues in Auto Law – 2009

Committee for Justice for All

Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses – 2016

Effectively Evaluating and Preparing Auto Accident Cases – 2015

Litigating the Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Claim – 2013

Electronic Medical Records-2017

Lorman Education Services

Workers Compensation in Pennsylvania 1995

Penn Millers’ Mutual Insurance

Creative Problems in Workers Compensation -The Claimant’s Perspective 1998

H.R. Directors Nightmare – The Claimant’s Perspective 2000

Personal Data

Born: November 23, 1958, Archbald, PA

Married with one child

Hobbies & Interests: Skiing and Sailing


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