P. Timothy Kelly

Needle Law Firm
240 Penn Ave.,Suite 202
Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 344-1266

Areas of Practice
Auto Accidents
Truck Accidents
Slip & Fall
Personal Injury
Workers’ Compensation
Product Liability
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
Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA  J.D. 1982
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA  B.S. Business Management
Magna Cum Laude  19799 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
National Board of Trial Advocacy  Certified Civil Trial Advocate 1995
Recertified 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015
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
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 a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2008-present
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