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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

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    Jadyn Klohn assists Scott Kelly in the various areas of his practice.  She may be reached via email or phone at 507-625-2525.

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


    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 newborn screening 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.


    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, personal injury claims,  will contest litigation, arbitration and mediation, electrical accidents and business litigation.

    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.

    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.

    He has also been selected many times of his peers as a “Super Lawyer,” a distinction he has held since 2000.

    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.

    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

    • $1,000,000 verdict carbon monoxide poisoning
    • $300,000 settlement pharmacy malpractice
    • $500,000 settlement automobile accident, airbag-eye injury
    • $3,200,000 wrongful death post-surgical complication
    • $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 part-time 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 wrongful death case rail road crossing accident
    • Wrongful death verdict and confidential punitive damage settlement murder case
    • Confidential settlement personal injury automobile action, loss of leg
    • Confidential settlement wrongful death medical malpractice claim, 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


    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


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


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

    Professional Associations

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


    • Minnesota Lawyer, Attorney of the Year (2011)
    • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale and Hubbell
    • Selected for inclusion on the Minnesota Super Lawyers list since 2000
    • 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
    • American Board of Trial Advocates