Meghan Rohling Kelly

Partner

Philadelphia
T +1.215.564.8390
F +1.215.568.3439
Los Angeles
T +1.310.979.8490
F +1.310.820.8859

Overview

Meghan Rohling Kelly is a trial lawyer and litigation partner who tries cases across the country. She has served as litigation and trial counsel for chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive, biotechnology, manufacturing and food companies in their most important cases. Drawing on her winning track record in front of juries,* Meghan strategically prepares clients' cases from the beginning to put them in the best position to achieve a favorable outcome.

*Does not guarantee similar results in comparable matters.

Select Experience

  • Served as trial counsel for a major pharmaceutical company in state and federal cases arising out of its sale of prescription opioids.
  • Represented a chemical company in a three-week jury trial in which plaintiffs alleged that exposure to client’s product caused their father to develop a fatal form of cancer. The jury returned a defense verdict.
  • Served as trial counsel for a chemical corporation in a one-month jury trial in New York. Plaintiffs’ alleged that exposure to products containing the company’s product caused the death of a 42-year-old mother of three young children and sought more than $20 million in damages. The jury returned a complete defense verdict and client was exonerated.
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Experience

  • Served as trial counsel for a major pharmaceutical company in state and federal cases arising out of its sale of prescription opioids.
  • Represented a chemical company in a three-week jury trial in which plaintiffs alleged that exposure to client’s product caused their father to develop a fatal form of cancer. The jury returned a defense verdict.
  • Served as trial counsel for a chemical corporation in a one-month jury trial in New York. Plaintiffs’ alleged that exposure to products containing the company’s product caused the death of a 42-year-old mother of three young children and sought more than $20 million in damages. The jury returned a complete defense verdict and client was exonerated.
  • Represented a chemical company in a six-week products liability jury trial in New York City. The plaintiff sought more than $17 million in damages. The jury returned a full defense verdict.
  • Served as trial counsel for chemical company in a two-month jury trial in Oakland, California. The plaintiffs sought in excess of $100 million, claiming that the alleged exposure to client’s asbestos caused plaintiff’s pericardial mesothelioma. The jury returned a full defense verdict.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended in Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense
  • The Philadelphia Business Journal, "40 Under 40" (2017)
  • The Legal Intelligencer, "Lawyer on the Fast Track"

Memberships

  • International Association of Defense Counsel

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • California
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2006; University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Senior Editor; Public Interest Scholar
  • M.S.W., University of Michigan, 2002
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2001