The attorney who wrote the book on soft tissue injuries, William “B.J.” Kelley grew up in southeastern Indiana in the same area where his extended family has been living for more than 100 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1981 and Georgetown University Law School with honors (cum laude) in 1985. During law school, B.J. was accepted into the American Criminal Law Review and was also a member of D.C. Law Students in Court where he helped local citizens and tried his first cases while still in law school.
After graduating from law school, B.J. was admitted into the Attorney General’s Honors Program which, according to the Department of Justice, is “the most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.” During his time as a Trial Lawyer with the Justice Department, B.J. handled cases and trials in federal courts all across the United States.
In 1992, after spending ten years in Washington, DC, B.J. and his wife Lisa (a pediatrician) moved back to the Hoosier state to raise their two children. For 20 years, B.J. has devoted his legal career to representing injured people. During that time, he estimates that he has personally negotiated and resolved more than 5,000 personal injury cases. He has also participated in jury trials in various Indiana and Ohio courts and has spoken at legal/medical seminars in Indiana and Texas.
B.J. manages the Batesville office where all pre-litigation cases are handled. In addition, B.J. has a special interest and knowledge in the medical side of our clients’ cases and has worked with numerous doctors and medical specialists over the years to ensure that we can provide insurance companies and juries with the best information possible regarding our clients’ injuries and treatment.
B.J. is a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Indiana according to the National Trial Lawyers and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Indiana and Ohio.
Born in Washington, D.C. - 1959
Admitted to Ohio Bar - 2000; Indiana Bar - 1993; District of Columbia Bar - 1989; Pennsylvania Bar - 1985
Admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court - 2000
Graduated from Georgetown University - J.D., cum laude, 1985
Graduated from Emory University - B.A., 1981
Member of Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and American Association for Justice.