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Scott V. Kelly

"Scott Kelly is one of the leading trial lawyers in Minnesota. He has been recognized locally and regionally for his precedent setting work on numerous high profile cases."
Scott V. Kelly, Lawyer

Scott V. Kelly

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Legal Team

Nisan Oachs has 15 years of legal experience and assists Scott Kelly in the various areas of his practice.

Kelli Christianson is a certified paralegal and works with the attorneys in the litigation department on complex litigation files.
 
 

Focus

Scott has spent his career helping individuals who have been injured, families who have lost loved ones, and protecting individual rights.  He has challenged the Minnesota Department of Health over the illegal storage and use of blood samples.  He has represented numerous individuals involving the illegal access of personal information from the Department of Motor Vehicle Services’ database.

Scott has dedicated his career to helping people who have been injured in accidents and helping families who have lost a loved one.  He understands what you are going through.

Experience

Scott’s accomplishments include several million-dollar recoveries and many satisfied clients in a broad range of cases. His practice is focused in areas of wrongful death claims, medical malpractice claims, personal injury claims,  will contest litigation, arbitration and mediation, electrical accidents and business litigation.

His trial experience has earned him the designation of Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a distinction achieved by less than 3% of lawyers nationally. He has also been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (2014).  Martindale-Hubbell, the most respected legal directory in the legal community, gave Scott an AV Preeminent 5.0 rating, its highest rating for professional skill, legal knowledge and integrity.

Scott was selected by Minnesota Lawyer as one of its “Attorneys of the Year” in 2011 in recognition of his efforts in preserving the legal rights of all Minnesota minor children, their right of privacy. He has also been selected many times of his peers as a “Super Lawyer,” a distinction he has held since 2000.

Scott has served on various boards, he was appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the General Rules Committee, and was appointed by the Minnesota Certified Trial Lawyers Association to the Judicial Selection Committee. Scott has handled many appellate matters, including several matters to the Minnesota Supreme Court. He is frequently asked by attorneys to mediate and arbitrate legal matters.

Case Results

  • $2,000,000 settlement class action against a government employee for wrongfully accessing 4,000 driver vehicle services records.
  • $1,112,863 & $863,000 verdict wrongful death electrocution action-death of two parttime painters.
  • $1,500,000 verdict wrongful death electrical accident grain auger-death of two brothers.
  • $1,105,000 verdict wrongful death construction worker- electrocuted.
  • Confidential settlement wrongful death construction worker electrocuted.
  • Confidential settlement Rail Road Crossing accident wrongful death case.
  • Wrongful death verdict and confidential punitive damage settlement murder case
  • Confidential settlement personal injury automobile action, loss of leg.
  • Confidential settlement medical malpractice claim wrongful death, aortic arch aneurysm.
  • Confidential settlement wrongful death of an unborn child, umbilical cord knot.
  • $500,000 settlement automobile accident, multiple broken bones.
  • Confidential settlement injury at amusement park, failure of safety device
  • $1,000,000 settlement in breach of privacy claim against State of Minnesota, Department of Health, for illegal use of blood samples from newborn screening programs.

Super Lawyers AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings National Board of Trial Advocacy Attorneys of the Year 2011


Biography

Scott’s interest in the practice of law began in his early college years. While attending college, Scott worked for the Farrish Johnson Law Office investigating claims, preparing cases for trial, and assisting at trial. Observing respected trial lawyers in action provided Scott with an excellent learning opportunity. Scott is dedicated to his clients and the practice of law.

Scott is active in the Mankato community, serving on numerous boards. He and his wife, Jeanne, have four children and live in Mankato.

Community Involvement

  • YMCA Board of Directors, 1990-1999 (Secretary, 1993)
  • Mankato Area Catholic Schools Foundation (past President and Member, 1983-1997)
  • Mankato Area Catholic Schools Board of Directors (1999-2005)
  • Mankato Area Chamber of Commerce – Governmental Relations Committee

Education

  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
  • B.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato

Admitted

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Professional Associations

  • Sixth District Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Accomplishments

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (2014)
  • Minnesota Lawyer, Attorney of the Year (2011)
  • Selected for inclusion on the Minnesota Super Lawyers list for 2000-2015
  • AV Rating by Martindale and Hubbell
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Appointed by Minnesota Supreme Court to the General Rules Committee
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Board of Directors
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates