Michael R. Kelley


Michael focuses his practice on personal injury, insurance coverage and commercial litigation. He is a frequent speaker on litigation and insurance coverage issues, and has authored many published articles on these topics. He has been honored by Best Lawyers in America as a top insurance lawyer since 2006.


  • Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Lock Haven University in 1986
  • Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1990.

Licensed to Practice In

  • All Pennsylvania Courts

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Recovery
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Administrative Law


  • Past President and Officer of Notre Dame club of Harrisburg
  • Current member of the Notre Dame club of Harrisburg
  • Past member of the Board of the American Diabetes Association
  • Chair of the American Diabetes Association Tour De Cure Bike-A-Thon for 5 years
  • Active with United Way of the Capitol Region
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

Michael has handled hundreds of heavy truck accident cases involving serious personal injuries or death, and has lectured to trucking companies on improving safety, compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations, reducing driver fatigue and distraction, compliance with hours of service requirements and cargo safety. He was a contributing Author to “Damages: Tactics in Personal Injury & Death Cases” published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Michael limits his insurance coverage practice to representing only policyholders. He handles claims involving life, accident, disability, auto, underinsured/uninsured motorist, general liability, cost cap, errors & omissions, directors & officers, food contamination, recall, property damage, fire, flood, wind and hail damage. He is the founder and publisher of “Is That Covered?”, a regular newsletter and blog aimed at educating clients and the public about insurance coverage issues.

Michael has obtained numerous insurance and personal injury awards in excess of $1 million. He has represented Fortune 500 companies, small and mid-sized businesses, local governments and individuals. He has a reputation as a tough, determined advocate for his clients and as an outstanding trial lawyer.

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