Kelly J. Mikullitz

Kelly J. Mikullitz Shareholder

Kelly's Practice Areas

For the past decade, Kelly has represented hundreds of children and adults with serious brain injuries, with an emphasis on injuries from lead poisoning and toxic mold exposure. She is the supervising partner of our firm’s Environmental Injury and Lead Poisoning Injury Litigation Group which has been noted as one of the largest lead poisoning injury litigation groups in upstate New York.

A legal force and advocate for those suffering from brain injuries, Kelly has been active in organizing speaking engagements and presenting to attorneys, neighborhood associations, schools and civic groups throughout New York State and at national conferences.

For the second consecutive year, Kelly was named to the 2016 Upstate New York Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, which acknowledges attorneys under 40 years old and in practice less than 10 years. The distinction is earned by less than 2.5% of attorneys in the state. Her community service efforts also include active participation in the firm’s 4-year volunteer program on distracted driving awareness and prevention. The End Distracted Driving Student Awareness Initiative, developed in conjunction with 60 For Safety and The Casey Feldman Foundation, brings Kelly and other volunteer attorneys on our staff to schools across upstate New York where more than 4,500 students have learned about steps they can take to keep themselves and others safe on the road.


  • Albany Law School, cum laude
  • Skidmore College, magna cum laude

Kelly's Locations


  • New York State
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Brain Injury Association of New York State
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Rensselaer County Bar Association
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  • Justinian Society

Board Appointments

  • Brain Injury Association of New York State, Board Member
  • Donald P. Sutherland PTO, co-Vice President


  • Upstate New York Rising Star, presented by Super Lawyers2015, 2106
  • Sweet Success Honoree, Capital District Women’s Bar Association2014


  • “Protecting Your Claim: What Every Personal Injury Plaintiff Should Know,” presented at Brain Injury Association of New York State Annual Conference.June 2015
  • “Current Pre-Trial Discovery Issues,” presented at HB National Lead Litigation Conference2014.
  • “The Anatomy of a Lawsuit,” presented at Brain Injury Association of New York State Annual Conference2014.
  • “The Fine Art of Negotiating a Lead Case,” presented at HB Lead Litigation Conference2013


Practice Area: Lead Poisoning and Toxic Exposure

Date: Aug 24, 2015
Outcome: Settled- $480,000.00
Description: Lead Poisoning
Date: Feb 25, 2015
Outcome: Settlement- $400,000.00
Description:Lead Poisoning
Date: Oct 08, 2014
Outcome: Settled- $580,000
Description: Lead Poisoning & Personal Injury
Date: Jul 21, 2014
Outcome: Settlement – $375, 000
Description: Lead Poisoning
Date: May 19, 2014
Outcome: Settlement- $750,000
Description: Lead Poisoning

Pro Bono Case

Description:Pro Bono case resolves family’s oily mess:


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