- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
|University ||Binghamton University, 2000|
|Law School||St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 2009|
|Admitted||2009, Connecticut; 2010, New York; 2011, Southern District of New York|
Jonathan Kelly is an associate in our Insurance Litigation Department and a member of the Firm's Insurance and Litigation Practice Groups. His practice focuses on automobile, commercial/residential premises, and construction-related personal injury claims, as well as wrongful death and property loss claims.
Jonathan received his Juris Doctorate from St. John's University School of Law, where he served as the Associate Articles Editor of the New York International Law Review and won First Prize in a New York State Bar Association Annual Law Student Writing Competition.
Prior to joining Halloran & Sage, Jonathan worked as a litigator for a defense firm in Manhattan, where he specialized in labor, premises, automobile, municipal, products liability, and malpractice matters.
|Reported Cases||Representative Matter: Defendant's Verdict in Premises Liability Case; Jonathan Kelly obtained a defendant's verdict in a case where the plaintiff alleged to have tripped and fallen on a sidewalk in front of a store owned and operated by a well-known national furniture store chain. The plaintiff alleged, inter alia, that the out-of-possession landlord defendant was negligent in that it failed to properly maintain the sidewalk in front of the subject premises. Plaintiff sustained significant injuries that resulted in two surgeries, as well as recommendations for two additional surgeries.; Successful Motions in Limine precluded the plaintiff from presenting argument or evidence in support of a theory that the defendant was an alter ego of the closely related furniture store tenant. Plaintiff's safety expert was also precluded from testifying. The jury concluded that the plaintiff failed to meet her burden of proof that the defendant was in possession and control of the sidewalk at the time of plaintiff's fall. Plaintiff's settlement demand at trial was $600,000.|
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