Robert Kelley, a founding partner at Kelley/Uustal, was named among the
Daily Business Review's (DBR) "People of the Year" for 2014.
This merit is a reflection of his commitment to providing top-tier trial
advocacy for clients nationwide.
DBR featured Kelley after he took on a high-profile whistleblower case
for a Texas nurse who claimed that her employer, Texas Health Presbyterian
Hospital, was unprepared to handle Ebola patients.
This isn't the first time Kelley found his way into the national spotlight;
in 2009, he represented a woman on behalf of her sister, who required
a lung transplant. After multiple appeals to a large tobacco company,
the woman became too weak to receive treatment and died.
The case went to trial, earning a $300 million verdict. Even though the
verdict was later reduced, the lawsuit was the largest of its kind when
the case originally closed.
One of Kelley's lawsuits was also featured on
60 Minutes. According to the case, General Motors sacrificed consumer safety by failing
to install fuel tank shields on its vehicles. GM's decision saved
the company $2.20 per automobile, but placed passengers at risk of burning
alive in car fires.
Read DBR's "People of the Year" article about Robert Kelley