Philip H. Kelly

Philip H. Kelly

Location:
Santa Rosa, California
Phone:
707-387-1290
Fax:
707-578-7469
Email:

Philip H. Kelly is a 1969 graduate of the University of San Francisco, and a 1975 graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Upon admission to the California State Bar in 1975, he became associated with the Law Offices of Bell & Turer, in Santa Rosa, where his primary focus was criminal defense. Mr. Kelly opened his law office in 1977 and later became associated with the predecessor of Senneff Kelly PC, where he became a principal in 1979. Mr. Kelly is an elected associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the Sonoma County Bar Association, the Association of Defense Counsel and the Association for Conflict Resolution. He is the past President of the Redwood Empire Trial Lawyers Association, past President of the Sonoma County Legal Aid Foundation and the Schools Plus Educational Enrichment Foundation. Mr. Kelly is also past elected member and two-term President of the Bennett Valley Board of Trustees for the Bennett Valley Union School District.

Mr. Kelly has taken over seventy cases to trial, half before juries. The skill gained from this involvement and exposure enables him to provide insightful and expert advice throughout the litigation process.

Mr. Kelly is a Judge Pro Tem for Superior Court in Sonoma County and regularly serves as a settlement panelist, discovery referee and arbitrator by appointment of the Court. He is a professionally trained mediator for the Ninth District Federal Court in San Francisco and a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Center in Santa Rosa, which provides services to litigants in Northern California.

Areas of Practice

  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1975

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California - 1975
  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California - 1969
  • 1st Lt. US Army, 1969-1971

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Elected Associate
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, Member
  • President of the Sonoma County Legal Aid Foundation , Past President
  • Schools Plus Educational Enrichment Foundation, Past President
  • Bennett Valley Board of Trustees for the Bennett Valley Union School District, Past Elected Member and Two-Term President
  • Arbitration and Mediation Center in Santa Rosa, Member