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.

Kelly has been named to the 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.

Kelly's Locations


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

Professional Associations

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 Memberships

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


Upstate New York Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2015, 2106
Sweet Success Honoree
Capital District Women’s Bar Association


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


Lead In The Home: What Property Owners Need to Know
Interview by Daily Gazette Reporter Daniel Fitzsimmons
March 2017
An Argument Against Governmental Immunity in the Area of Lead Poisoning Litigation
Albany Law Environmental Outlook Journal

Representative Cases

Pro Bono Case

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


Practice Area: Lead Poisoning and Toxic Exposure
Outcome: Settled- $480,000.00
Lead Poisoning
Outcome: Settlement- $400,000.00
Lead Poisoning
Outcome: Settled- $580,000
Description: Lead Poisoning & Personal Injury
Lead Poisoning
Outcome: Settlement – $375, 000
Lead Poisoning
Outcome: Settlement- $750,000


The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our five office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.


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