Heather J. Kelly is a seasoned trial lawyer with two decades of experience in the courtrooms throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan region. She is licensed to practice in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
After many years representing doctors and health care providers in complex medical malpractice cases, Ms. Kelly chose a new path, and one that was more aligned with her own worldview. Now, she uses her experience, trial skills, and deep understanding of how hospitals and insurance companies defend medical malpractice cases to represent patients who have been injured by the negligence of health care providers, and others who have been seriously injured.
Ms. Kelly considers it an honor and privilege to serve and advocate for injured people, who often feel they are alone in their fight for justice. Her clients know she is committed to standing up for them and will work tirelessly to find answers and obtain justice for them and their loved ones.
Ms. Kelly started her legal career in Prince George’s County, Maryland, clerking for the Honorable William D. Missouri. Observing trials and assisting the judge in a broad scope of legal proceedings confirmed that the courtroom was where she could have the most impact. Ms. Kelly’s professional path has included service as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C.; teaching law students at the George Washington University Law School and American University Washington College of Law; and twenty years in private practice.
She knew from a young age that she wanted to be a lawyer and set her sights on a career in law. After graduating with high honors from Towson University, Ms. Kelly attended George Washington University Law School. There, she was selected to serve as a Dean’s Fellow in Legal Research and Writing. At the urging of a classmate, she entered a trial competition, and her success led to her appointment to the George Washington University Law School Trial Court Board, affording her the opportunity to represent her law school in national competitions.
Outside of the office, Ms. Kelly stays active in the community by volunteering for the Humane Rescue Alliance, Special Olympics, and the Election Protection Hotline. She is a member of the League of Women Voters, Arlington Chapter of the NAACP, and participates annually in Cycle for Survival to raise funds for research to cure rare cancers. On summer weekends, you may find her at Nationals Park rooting on her beloved 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals.