Firm Profile

The Law Offices of Philip H. Kelly was first established in 1977 and now consists of two attorneys, one paralegal, and two experienced legal secretaries.

We are rated "A-V", the highest rating, in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. We have served both governmental and institutional clients including the County of Lake, the State Farm Group of Liability Insurance Companies, California Capital Insurance Group, and Pacific Gas & Electric. We have represented numerous insurance clients in both the defense of individual claims and the defense of bad faith actions brought against the carriers. We also perform legal work for several Sonoma County developers, businesses and numerous individuals, both as plaintiffs and defendants.

Our practice is primarily civil litigation in personal injury, construction, employment, professional negligence, general commercial, environmental, and governmental entity liability cases.

A continuing component of our practice is ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) including mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation to assist parties in resolving their disputes both before and during litigation, in a confidential setting.

Although our practice is largely based in Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Ukiah and Lake counties, our work also extends to the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley in both State and Federal Courts.

What sets our firm apart is experience. With hundreds of mediations, arbitrations, and trials, and a new component to our practice relating to second opinions on trial and settlement strategies, our firm provides focused representation and advice designed to resolve litigated disputes at the earliest opportunity.