Bruce R. Kelly

Bruce R. Kelly

Senior Counsel

Mr. Kelly handles complex litigation in product liability and mass tort matters, including class actions, individual actions, and government public nuisance actions.


  • Has represented a defendant for more than 10 years, in actions against former manufacturers of lead pigment seeking personal injury damages due to lead paint ingestion by children and abatement of alleged lead paint hazards; cases have included individual and class actions by private plaintiffs and governments in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
  • Experienced in product liability and consumer protection litigation in the pharmaceutical and housewares industries.
  • Extensive prior experience in commercial and antitrust litigation, including representation of selling company in major dispute over divestiture in the photovoltaics industry.


BTI Client Service All-Star (2018)
The Legal 500 US
Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense (2008)


  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1977
  • BA, Columbia University, 1974
  • New York
  • Member (1997­–1999) and Chair (1999­–2002), Product Liability Committee, New York City Bar

  • Member, Professional Ethics Committee, New York County Lawyers Association

  • Member, Committee on Litigation, New York City Bar

  • Member, Committee on Federal Courts, New York City Bar (2002­–2005)

  • Member, Committee on Antitrust and Trade Regulation, New York City Bar (1991–1994)


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