Stephen Kelly is an experienced trial lawyer in the Santa Monica office. Stephen's experience spans a broad array of subject matters, including intellectual property, product liability and consumer class actions and has managed all aspects of cases in litigation. Stephen has successfully obtained injunctive, declaratory and monetary relief for various corporate and individual clients throughout the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court and has now served as first-chair trial counsel in six matters that have proceeded through verdict. Prior to joining Robins Cloud, LLP, Stephen represented the Volkswagen group of companies in various product liability and class action matters throughout the State.
Mr. Kelly's focus is on making complicated factual and legal issues as simple and understandable for juries, judges, and other decision makers. Clients have praised his ability to do exactly that, both in briefing materials and in the courtroom.
Mr. Kelly is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California and Texas, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California. He is a member of the American Association of Justice and Consumer Attorneys of California. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Kelly was an accomplished student athlete, receiving multiple Big West Conference scholar-athlete awards.
- B.S. University of California, Irvine (cum laude), 2006
- J.D. Baylor Law School (cum laude, salutatorian), 2009
- Author, Certification of Multistate Classes and Related Choice of Law Issues, American Association of Justice, March 2010.