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P. Timothy Kelly Esq.

P. Timothy Kelly

Personal Injury Lawyer
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tim@needlelawfirm.com
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Areas of Practice

  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Slip & Fall
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Wills
  • Estates
  • Elder Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Real Estate
  • Social Security
  • Gas Rights

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania 1982

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA – J.D. 1982
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA – B.S. Business Management
    Magna Cum Laude – 19799 Omicron Delta Epsilon

Career Highlights

  • Robert W. Munley, P.C. – 1982-1987
  • Munley, Mattise, Kelly & Cartwright, P.C.- 1987-1999
  • Mattise & Kelly, P.C., Scranton, PA – Shareholder 1999 to 2014
  • Needle Law, P.C., Scranton, PA – Shareholder 2015 to present

Certifications

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy – Certified Civil Trial Advocate 1995
  • Recertified 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015
  • Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate – 2012-Present

Reported Cases

  • In Re: Estate of Brojack, 467 A 2d 1175 (Pa. Super. 1983)

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association 1999 – 2003
  • American Association for Justice 1982 – present
  • Participated in Trial Lawyers Care benefiting victims of the World Trade Center Disaster, 2001 – 2003
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association – Member House of Delegates 2004 – present
  • Board of Governors 2013 – 2016
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice Member 1982- present Board
    • of Governors 1997 – present;
    • Amicus Curiae Committee 2003 – present
    • Past Chair Worker’s Compensation Section 2008-2009, 2017-2018 Cochair
    • Worker’s Compensation Section 2015 – 2017
  • George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy – 2010
  • Northern Pennsylvania Legal Services – Board of Directors 1990 – 2000
  • North Penn Legal Services – Board of Directors 2001 – 2003; President 2001 – 2003
  • Lackawanna County Bar Associations: Board of Directors 1988 – 1989, 1995 – 2009; Secretary 1999 – 2003; Vice-President 2004; President Elect 2005; President 2006
  • Fellow of the Roscoe Pound Institute 2000 – present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 1995 – present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (invitation only) 2006 – present (President Northeast PA Chapter 2011 – present)
  • National Trial Lawyers (invitation only) 2011 – present
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys (Pennsylvania) 2020

Non-Professional Organizations

  • Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors 2016-Present) (Chair Government Affairs Committee 2019-present
  • Good Shepherd Corporation of Clarks Summit, PA, Solicitor 1999 – 2013, President 2000 – 2013; Board of Directors 1995 – 2013
  • Voluntary Action Center, Scranton, PA, Board of Directors 1992 – 1999; 2012 – 2015 President 1995-1997
  • National Business Institute Legal Seminars, Board of Lecturers 1991- present
  • National Ski Patrol, Eastern PA Region – Coordinator, Auxiliary Programs 1996 – 2000; Legal Advisor 2001 – present
  • Lackawanna County United Way Lawyers Campaign, Vice Chairman 1989 – 1992
  • Lackawanna County United Way, Allocations Panel Member 1984 – 1989; Chairman 1990 – 1991 Recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2008-present

Lectures

PAJ & Lackawanna Bar Association

  • Common Evidentiary Issues in Personal Injury Cases, Recoverable Damages – November 11, 1997
  • Pleading and Proving Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Personal Injury Damages – March 19, 1997
  • Slip and Fall Cases, Ice and Snow – September 24, 1997
  • Rules of Civil Procedure, Limitation of Actions and Docket Activity – January 28, 1998
  • Problems in Product Liability Cases, The Law – May 13, 1998
  • Premises Liability in PA – 2003, 2004
  • Liens, Subrogation & Joint Tortfeasor Releases – 2004, 2007 Current
  • Issues in Auto Law – 2009

Committee for Justice for All

  • Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses – 2016
  • Effectively Evaluating and Preparing Auto Accident Cases – 2015
  • Litigating the Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Claim – 2013
  • Electronic Medical Records-2017

Lorman Education Services

  • Workers Compensation in Pennsylvania 1995

Penn Millers’ Mutual Insurance

  • Creative Problems in Workers Compensation -The Claimant’s Perspective 1998
  • H.R. Directors Nightmare – The Claimant’s Perspective 2000

Personal Data

Born: November 23, 1958, Archbald, PA
Married with one child
Hobbies & Interests: Skiing and Sailing

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