Jim Kelly practices law in the areas of business/commercial litigation, insurance litigation, products liability and personal injury. He has been lead counsel in more than 150 jury trials; more than 200 arbitrations, mediations, and other ADR; and more than 60 appearances in Federal and State Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Kelly was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation in 2014 and each of the 20 years immediately preceding. He was also named a 2012 "Lawyer of the Year" for the Greensboro region in the area of Insurance Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Kelly is a lecturer in alternative dispute mediation, trial advocacy, and insurance and products liability laws. He has been named to Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" list for more than seven years and in 2012 and 2013, he was selected to Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite Hall of Fame" in the area of Business Litigation. Mr. Kelly has also been recognized as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation and Insurance Coverage by SuperLawyers magazine every year since its inception, and named to the national Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel listing. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.
Professional & Community Activities
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Past President
Defense Research Institute, Past State Chairman
National Institute of Trial Advocacy
North Carolina Bar Association, Administration of Justice Task Force, Past Chairman
North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization, Past Chairman
U.S. Army, Capt., Ret.