Kelly J. Mikullitz

Kelly J. Mikullitz Shareholder

Kelly's Practice Areas

For more than a decade, Kelly has represented hundreds of injured children and adults, dedicating a significant amount of her practice to advocating for individuals with serious brain injuries. 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.  She has been an active member of the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) since 2006, serving on their Board of Directors since 2014, and participating on both their Resource Management Committee and Governance Committees.

Kelly is the supervising partner of our firm’s Lead Poisoning and Toxic Exposure Litigation Group, one of the leading lead poisoning injury litigation groups in upstate New York. Due to her extensive experience in this area, she is frequently consulted by other attorneys, landlords, tenants, government agencies and the media about lead poisoning and its effects.

A partner within our Family and Matrimonial Law Department, Kelly devotes a substantial amount of her practice to clients dealing with difficult family matters, including separations, divorce, custody, parenting time disputes, spousal maintenance, and child support.  She takes great pride in compassionate collaboration with her clients while guiding them through these difficult personal matters.  She was honored to be designated as an Attorney for Children by the Third Judicial Department Office of Attorneys for Children in 2016, and receives appointments for representation of children by judges in Rensselaer County Family Court.  Through her involvement with the Albany County Bar Association, she is also a monthly volunteer at the Albany County Family Court Help Center.

Kelly’s community service efforts also include her service to the Third Judicial District’s Committee on Character and Fitness, her active participation in the End Distracted Driving Student Awareness Initiative, and her former role of Vice-President of the Donald P. Sutherland Parent and Teachers Organization.

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.

Kelly's Locations

Admissions

  • 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

Awards

Upstate New York Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2015, 2106
Sweet Success Honoree
Capital District Women’s Bar Association
2014

Presentations

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
2014
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
2014
The Fine Art of Negotiating a Lead Case
HB Lead Litigation Conference
2013

Publications

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
2005

Representative Cases

Pro Bono Case
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Description:Pro Bono case resolves family’s oily mess: https://www.oalaw.com/helping-a-client-clean-up-an-oily-mess/




Locations

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.

Albany

54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

tel: 518.462.5601
fax: 518.462.2670



New York City

111 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10006

tel: 212.706.6041
fax: 518.462.2670



Saratoga Springs

1 Court Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
fax: 518.584.5441