William G. Kelly: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

William G. Kelly

White Plains,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Business and Commercial
  • Construction
Contact InfoTelephone: 914.798.5475
Fax: 914.798.5401
University University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., Finance, 1974
Law SchoolBrooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, J.D., 1977
Admitted1978, New York

Professional Affiliations and Training

•American Bar Association: Past Chair, Trial Techniques Committee; Past Chair, International Committee; Editorial Board, The Brief; Cyber Task Force
•Defense Research Institute: Product Liability; Trial Tactics
•New York State Bar Association: Trial Lawyers Section
•Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training
•Union Internationale des Avocats

BornRockville Centre, New York, 1952

Over the last 30 years, partner William Kelly has obtained defense verdicts in every downstate county in New York State, including all of the Boroughs of the City of New York. His cases have included products liability actions from snow blowers to stump cutters, as well as defending the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in several damage trials in 2009 involving the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

During his career, Bill has argued appeals and prevailed in two of the country's most respected appellate venues: the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the New York Court of Appeals. Bill also lectures for the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, and he has been selected to act as a member of the faculty for the Judicial Institute, providing trial guidance for newly elected Supreme Court judges. He is a frequent presenter on U.S. product liability issues for companies and insurers in China.

Early in his career, Bill served as Managing Attorney in New York City for Transamerica Insurance Company and Royal Sun-Alliance.

Civic Activities

•Board of Directors, Greenwich Audubon, Greenwich, Ct. 2015-2018
•President, Rocky Point Club, Old Greenwich, Ct. 2015-2018
•Member, Board of Estimate & Taxation, Greenwich, CT, 2008-2012
•Board of Education, Greenwich, CT, Member 1997-2007
•Democratic Candidate - U.S. House of Representatives, 1988


•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
New York Metro Super Lawyers2008-2011, 2013-2015
•Chairman of the Trial Techniques Committee, TIPS Section, American Bar Association, 2011-2012
•Chairman of the International Committee, TIPS Section, American Bar Association, 2014-2015
•General Assembly, State of Connecticut, Official Citation of Recognition for Service to the Town of Greenwich, November, 2011
•Town of Greenwich Proclamation of William G. Kelly Day, Dec. 20, 2011
•Pace University School of Law, Commencement Honoree, 1999


•Appellate Reversal Saves Law Firm Client From Improper Sanctions
March 20, 2013


•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 16, 2015
•Fourteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 2013
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2011 New York Super Lawyers - Westchester and Metro Editions
September 21, 2011
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition 2010
September 1, 2010


•Presenter, Product Liability Litigation in the United States, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China, November 2015
•Presenter, Product Liability Litigation in the United States, Starr Insurance, Shanghai, China, November 2015
•Presenter, “Product Liability in the U.S., ” Huatai Insurance Company, Beijing, China, October 2013
•Presenter, “Product Liability in the U.S., ” Marsh China (Qingdao, Guangzhou), October 2013
•Presenter, “Product Liability in the U.S., ” Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2013
•Author, China Chapter in Construction and Infrastructure Disputes: A Global Handbook , Globe Law and Business, September 2013
•Presenter, Risk Management Conference, Syracuse, New York, June 18, 2013
•Presenter, “Product Liability Law in the U.S., ” People's Insurance Company of China, Shanghai, China, May 2013
•Presenter, “Product Liability Law in the U.S., ” Cunningham Lindsey Hong Kong (Taiwan Branch) and Cunningham Lindsey China Co., Ltd. (Shanghai), October 2012
•Presenter, Brooklyn Law School; Dean's Roundtable “Products Liability Trials” April 2012
•Presenter, Zurich S.p.A., Milan, Italy, “United States Product Liability in Court - A Workshop Obtained from Reality April 2005
•Panelist, American Bar Association, TIPS Section, “Masters of the Courtroom: A Display of Innovative and Proven Trial Techniques” Phoenix, Arizona, March 2008
•Presenter, Boston University School of Law “Anatomy of a Jury Trial: Direct Examinations” February 2009
•Moderator, New York State Bar Association “Practical Skills” May 2008
•Presenter, New York State Bar Association, “Can the Commercial General Liability Policy Survive?” June 2008
•Judge, American Mock Trial Association, Yale University, December 2008
•Judicial Institute, Faculty, April 2004, Transitional Training, Criminal Term Judges
•Judicial Institute, Faculty, January 2004, Principal Court Attorneys, Mock Settlement Conference
•Judicial Institute, Faculty, December 2003, New Judges' Orientation Program
•New York Law Journal, Page 1, May 22, 1996, Pitfalls of Kinney and the Anti-Subrogation Doctrine
•New York Law Journal, Page 1, May 24, 1995, Liability for Recurring Conditions in Slip and Fall Cases
•New York Law Journal, Page 1, February 3, 1995, Court Reaffirms Principles Applicable to Slip and Fall
•Author, “Authenticating Internet Website Postings and Other Electronic Evidence”, PROOF Magazine, American Bar Association, 2008
•Contributor, “Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation, New York Labor Law, ” New York State Bar Association 2010 Supplement


•Twenty-Five Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 2014
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Appointed to Prestigious ABA Positions
August 20, 2014
•William G. Kelly Elected Chair of ABA Trial Techniques Committee
September 14, 2011


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William G. Kelly

11 Martine Avenue, Suite 750
White PlainsNY 10606-1934


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