Paul R. Kelley
Paul joined the office in January of 2016 bringing with him 150 jury trials worth of experience. As a former instructor at Boston University School of Law, and Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County Paul has a wealth of courtroom experience. He litigates and brings to trial all types of cases in the office; automobile accidents, slip and falls, dog bits, and other personal injury cases. He'll work with you in preparing the pre-trial discovery; interrogatories to be answered, documents to be produced, as well as meeting with you to prepare for your deposition by opposing counsel. If a trial is necessary Paul will make clear to you what to expect every step of the way.Mediation & Arbitration
Part of Paul's practice is as an Arbitrator & Mediator, where plaintiff's lawyers and insurance company representatives hire him to hear personal injury claims. As a mediator he helps the parties negotiate a settlement. As the Arbitrator, he is akin to a private judge, hearing the evidence, taking testimony from witnesses, and rendering a final binding decision. A full description of Paul's practice as a "neutral" can be found at www.paulrkelley.com. The website contains articles helpful to attorneys such as How to Win at Mediation; Smack, Take That Civility; and one of Paul's favorites The Art of Saying Nothing.Non-Legal Activities
Paul and his wife Diane live in Barnstable, Ma. Diane is travel journalist specializing in outdoor activities, so they hike, kayak, bike, snowshoe and explore the outdoors rain or shine whenever possible. Paul is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and has worked on over thirty movies that were filmed in Massachusetts.
J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1978
B.A., Tufts University, 1975
U.S. District Court (Mass), 1984