William G. Kelly (White Plains, New York)
William G. Kelly (White Plains, New York)

William G. Kelly

Licensed for 38 years

Practice Area: General Liability, Product Liability, Business and Commercial 2 more areas of practice + 2 more

Awards
AV Preeminent

William G. Kelly

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving White Plains, NY view address

Partner at firm Goldberg Segalla LLP

Serving White Plains, NY view address

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Awards AV Preeminent

About William G. Kelly

Over the last 30 years, partner William Kelly has obtained defense verdicts in every downstate county in New York State, including all of the Boroughs of the City of New York. His cases have included products liability actions from snow blowers to stump cutters, as well as defending the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in several damage trials in 2009 involving the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

During his career, Bill has argued appeals and prevailed in two of the country's most respected appellate venues: the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the New York Court of Appeals. Bill also lectures for the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, and he has been selected...

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Over the last 30 years, partner William Kelly has obtained defense verdicts in every downstate county in New York State, including all of the Boroughs of the City of New York. His cases have included products liability actions from snow blowers to stump cutters, as well as defending the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in several damage trials in 2009 involving the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

During his career, Bill has argued appeals and prevailed in two of the country's most respected appellate venues: the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the New York Court of Appeals. Bill also lectures for the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, and he has been selected to act as a member of the faculty for the Judicial Institute, providing trial guidance for newly elected Supreme Court judges. He is a frequent presenter on U.S. product liability issues for companies and insurers in China.

Early in his career, Bill served as Managing Attorney in New York City for Transamerica Insurance Company and Royal Sun-Alliance.

Civic Activities

•Board of Directors, Greenwich Audubon, Greenwich, Ct. 2015-2018
•President, Rocky Point Club, Old Greenwich, Ct. 2015-2018
•Member, Board of Estimate & Taxation, Greenwich, CT, 2008-2012
•Board of Education, Greenwich, CT, Member 1997-2007
•Democratic Candidate - U.S. House of Representatives, 1988

Honors

•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
New York Metro Super Lawyers2008-2011, 2013-2015
•Chairman of the Trial Techniques Committee, TIPS Section, American Bar Association, 2011-2012
•Chairman of the International Committee, TIPS Section, American Bar Association, 2014-2015
•General Assembly, State of Connecticut, Official Citation of Recognition for Service to the Town of Greenwich, November, 2011
•Town of Greenwich Proclamation of William G. Kelly Day, Dec. 20, 2011
•Pace University School of Law, Commencement Honoree, 1999

News

•Twenty-Five Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 2014
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Appointed to Prestigious ABA Positions
August 20, 2014
•William G. Kelly Elected Chair of ABA Trial Techniques Committee
September 14, 2011

Successes

•Appellate Reversal Saves Law Firm Client From Improper Sanctions
March 20, 2013

Achievements

•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 16, 2015
•Fourteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 2013
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2011 New York Super Lawyers - Westchester and Metro Editions
September 21, 2011
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition 2010
September 1, 2010

Publications/Presentations

•Presenter, Product Liability Litigation in the United States, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China, November 2015
•Presenter, Product Liability Litigation in the United States, Starr Insurance, Shanghai, China, November 2015
•Presenter, “Product Liability in the U.S., ” Huatai Insurance Company, Beijing, China, October 2013
•Presenter, “Product Liability in the U.S., ” Marsh China (Qingdao, Guangzhou), October 2013
•Presenter, “Product Liability in the U.S., ” Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2013
•Author, China Chapter in Construction and Infrastructure Disputes: A Global Handbook , Globe Law and Business, September 2013
•Presenter, Risk Management Conference, Syracuse, New York, June 18, 2013
•Presenter, “Product Liability Law in the U.S., ” People’s Insurance Company of China, Shanghai, China, May 2013
•Presenter, “Product Liability Law in the U.S., ” Cunningham Lindsey Hong Kong (Taiwan Branch) and Cunningham Lindsey China Co., Ltd. (Shanghai), October 2012
•Presenter, Brooklyn Law School; Dean’s Roundtable “Products Liability Trials” April 2012
•Presenter, Zurich S.p.A., Milan, Italy, “United States Product Liability in Court - A Workshop Obtained from Reality April 2005
•Panelist, American Bar Association, TIPS Section, “Masters of the Courtroom: A Display of Innovative and Proven Trial Techniques” Phoenix, Arizona, March 2008
•Presenter, Boston University School of Law “Anatomy of a Jury Trial: Direct Examinations” February 2009
•Moderator, New York State Bar Association “Practical Skills” May 2008
•Presenter, New York State Bar Association, “Can the Commercial General Liability Policy Survive?” June 2008
•Judge, American Mock Trial Association, Yale University, December 2008
•Judicial Institute, Faculty, April 2004, Transitional Training, Criminal Term Judges
•Judicial Institute, Faculty, January 2004, Principal Court Attorneys, Mock Settlement Conference
•Judicial Institute, Faculty, December 2003, New Judges’ Orientation Program
•New York Law Journal, Page 1, May 22, 1996, Pitfalls of Kinney and the Anti-Subrogation Doctrine
•New York Law Journal, Page 1, May 24, 1995, Liability for Recurring Conditions in Slip and Fall Cases
•New York Law Journal, Page 1, February 3, 1995, Court Reaffirms Principles Applicable to Slip and Fall
•Author, “Authenticating Internet Website Postings and Other Electronic Evidence”, PROOF Magazine, American Bar Association, 2008
•Contributor, “Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation, New York Labor Law, ” New York State Bar Association 2010 Supplement

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Areas of Law

  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Business and Commercial
  • Construction
  • Aviation Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 11 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 09/17/12 in Litigation

    Bill is a top notch, experienced and formidable trial attorney. He has earned a national reputation for excellence in litigation. Read more

    Bill is a top notch, experienced and formidable trial attorney. He has earned a national reputation for excellence in litigation.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 09/07/12 in Tort Liability

    Mr. Kelly is well respected for his ethics and abilities by both the plaintiff and defense bar - a very rare endorsement. Read more

    Mr. Kelly is well respected for his ethics and abilities by both the plaintiff and defense bar - a very rare endorsement.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/04/12 in Personal Injury

    Bill Kelly is a highly skilled litigator. He brings a depth of legal analysis and formidable trial skills to all his matters. Read more

    Bill Kelly is a highly skilled litigator. He brings a depth of legal analysis and formidable trial skills to all his matters.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 09/20/12 in Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 09/20/12 in Products Liability

    Mr. Kelly is an exceptional attorney. He is an expert in his field and his advice is always sound. Read more

    Mr. Kelly is an exceptional attorney. He is an expert in his field and his advice is always sound.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/18/12 in Litigation

    Bill is an excellent lawyer and deerves the highest rating. Read more

    Bill is an excellent lawyer and deerves the highest rating.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/15/12 in Personal Injury Defense

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/12/12 in Personal Injury Defense

    I was Co-Chair with Mr. Kelly involving a "Slip and Fall" Continuing Legal Education Seminar in 2001, where we lectured lawyers on the current state of the law and on tri... Read more

    I was Co-Chair with Mr. Kelly involving a "Slip and Fall" Continuing Legal Education Seminar in 2001, where we lectured lawyers on the current state of the law and on trial before a jury in New York, sponsored by the Bronx Lawyers. Mr. Kelly prepared in advance a 300 page precis of the history and current law applicable. His mastery of the subject matter and clear and concise teaching was superb.I have tried numerous cases against him, he is phenomenally well prepared and successful, very best!

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 09/07/12 in Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/07/12 in Litigation

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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1978, New York
      Additional Payment Information
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
      Class of 1977
      J.D.
      University Attended
      University of Notre Dame
      Class of 1974
      B.B.A.
      Finance
      Birth Information
      Born in 1952
      Rockville Centre, New York, 1952
      Associations & Memberships

      Professional Affilaitions

      •American Bar Association: Past Chair, Trial Techniques Committee


      Past Chair, International Committee
      Editorial Board, The Brief
      Cyber Task Force
      •New York State Bar Association: Trial Lawyers Section
      •Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training
      •Insurance Federation of New York (IFNY)