Colin Kelly

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Atlanta 30309 GA US

Colin K. Kelly focuses his practice on product liability defense, mass tort and toxic tort, and has significant experience in bet-the-company crisis management. Over the last decade, he has litigated complex matters for more than 10 different Fortune 500 companies and has prepared cases for trial in more than 42 states.

Colin has handled every aspect of litigation from pre-suit counseling and early resolution to jury trials and appeals.

He has a history of trying difficult cases in difficult places. Colin has served as national trial counsel to chemical, automotive and consumer product manufacturers for more than a decade in some of the most hostile jurisdictions in the country.

For eight years, Georgia Super Lawyers has named Colin a Rising Star in class action and mass tort. He also was named “Toxic Torts Lawyer of the Year” in Lawyer Monthly’s Legal Awards in both 2013 and 2014.

In addition, Colin was selected for the 2019 class of Leadership Atlanta, one of the oldest community leadership development organizations in the country, along with 88 other business executives, community leaders, educators, lawyers and entrepreneurs.

Colin serves as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Truancy Intervention Project, Inc. and has represented more than 50 children in Atlanta juvenile court proceedings.


  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2001
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Barristers
    • West Virginia Law Review, Editor
    • Patrick Duffey Koontz Award for Leadership and Scholarship
    • 2001 West Virginia Trial Competition Champion
  • B.A., Davidson College, 1998 (Political Science)
    • Chair, Student Conduct Review Board

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia

Community Involvement:

  • Truancy Intervention Project of Georgia


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