Santa Rosa Civil Dispute Attorneys

Advocates For Sonoma County Businesses and Individuals

When the financial stakes in a civil matter are high and the outcome uncertain, you need results, not the prospect of endless litigation. That's why business owners and individuals in Northern California turn to the Law Offices of Philip H. Kelly. We work to resolve all types of civil disputes, quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively, with the competence to represent our client's best interests at jury or court trials.

The Law Offices of Philip H. Kelly represents businesses and individuals in civil litigation involving:

  • Commercial disputes
  • Personal injury
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Construction contract and construction defect disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Environmental liability
  • Governmental entity liability
  • Confidential 2nd opinions of settlement/trial strategies and tactics

Judicious Analysis, Thorough Case Preparation And Vigorous Advocacy

At our law firm, we understand that litigation can be costly, particularly when it is undertaken hastily and without due consideration of its potential risks and rewards.

When advising a client, our lawyers carefully analyze the salient issues in the case and explore alternatives, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Whether we resort to a lawsuit or ADR techniques, we constantly review our strategy during the process. This can enable us to evaluate and utilize leverage points to strengthen our client's position and enhance the likelihood of achieving our client's goals, as efficiently as possible.

An Experienced Attorney, Mediator And Judge Pro Tem

"Mediation is a win-win proposition. When you combine motivated parties with a skilled and trained mediator, success is virtually assured." Philip H. Kelly

Attorney Philip H. Kelly is a trained mediator and a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Center. With extensive experience using mediation to resolve commercial and insurance disputes, Mr. Kelly can quickly analyze the key issues in a case and guide the parties toward a mutually acceptable resolution. In addition, Philip H. Kelly is a Judge Pro Tem for Superior Court in Sonoma County. In this role, he regularly serves as a settlement panelist, discovery referee and arbitrator appointed by State and Federal Court.

In recognition of his legal ability and high ethical standards, Philip H. Kelly has received the AV Preeminent* rating administered by Martindale-Hubbell.

Contact A Lawyer

For representation,consultation, or confidential second opinion with our Santa Rosa civil dispute lawyers, contact the Law Offices of Philip H. Kelly.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.