Patricia M. Kelly


Phone Number: 312-541-0022

Email: patricia.kelly@guntymccarthy.com

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PATRICIA M. KELLY received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the College of William and Mary and her Juris Doctor degree from the DePaul University College of Law. She is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where she is a member of the federal trial bar. She is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Kelly has successfully resolved a wide array of cases at the trial and appellate court levels.  Her insurance coverage experience includes the examination of questions involving comprehensive commercial general liability, excess, first party property insurance, bad faith, directors and officers, reinsurance and professional liability coverage issues.  She has litigated numerous complex coverage, commercial, contract and professional liability cases.  Her extensive insurance defense background includes automobile, trucking accident and transportation loss, liquor liability, malicious prosecution, railroad liability, construction, toxic tort, product liability, personal injury, premises liability and wrongful death litigation.  Ms. Kelly expeditiously concluded many disputes before trial through strategic motion practice, mediation and arbitration.  Among other appellate published cases, Ms. Kelly briefed, argued and won a tax preparer’s professional liability insurance action, resulting in a published decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. 

Ms. Kelly is a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.