Paul A. Kelley is the founder of the Kelley Law Group, P.A. He received his B.A. from the University of Central Florida and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Mr. Kelley has worked on both sides of workers’ compensation litigation, having represented employers and insurance companies in the past and exclusively representing the injured since 1995. Mr. Kelley began representing first responders throughout the entire State of Florida to honor the commitment of his father and brother who both served in law enforcement for many years.
Mr. Kelley has vast experience litigating first responder claims and is recognized as one of the preeminent experts on the presumptive legislation known as Florida’s Heart/Lung Bill. He has tried more complex Heart/Lung claims than most attorneys throughout the State of Florida and has been focused on handling workers’ compensation, pension matters, personal injury and Social Security Disability claims for firefighters, police officers, and correctional officers for many years. This firsthand knowledge, combined with a strong family connection to law enforcement, makes him a dedicated advocate.
Mr. Kelley has been a frequent speaker at first responder groups, legal seminars, Criminal Justice Institutes, as well as at gatherings of Chiefs and Sheriffs around the state. Mr. Kelley has co-written and presented seminars on “Advanced Workers’ Compensation in Florida” and “Ethics in the Workplace,” and has been a “Case Law Update” panel member and “Focus on Ethics” panel moderator for the Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute and also for the Florida Workers’ Advocates. He has also written on presumptive legislation, ethics and workers’ compensation. He has been awarded the rating of “AV Preeminent”, the highest possible rating given by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Kelley has also been consistently recognized as one of Orlando’s Top Lawyers in the Orlando Magazine; one of the Top Lawyers in Florida as listed in The Legal Network; and has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Kelley serves on the on the Board of Directors of the Florida Workers Advocates as well as on the Board of Directors for various nonprofit organizations.
When he is not practicing law, Mr. Kelley enjoys playing guitar, sports with his four boys, and spending time with his wife and family.