Laraine Kelley has decades of experience in personal injury litigation, with a focus on medical malpractice and product liability law. Peers, opposing counsel, and members of the judiciary recognize Ms. Kelley as one of the nation’s preeminent medical malpractice attorneys.

Ms. Kelley provides answers for victims of medical malpractice who seek to understand: what went wrong; who is at fault; and how the negligent may be held accountable.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Kelley has represented thousands of clients who were injured in a wide spectrum of catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice matters, including:

  • birth injury
  • cancer misdiagnosis
  • cerebral palsy
  • delayed diagnosis
  • emergency room error
  • medication error
  • nurse error
  • nursing home negligence
  • optometry error
  • surgery error
  • construction accidents
  • defective products

As a result of decades of experience litigating complex medical malpractice matters, Ms. Kelley has a mastery of medical knowledge that rivals healthcare professionals. Ms. Kelley’s legal skill, medical knowledge, and investment of resources, levels the playing field for clients who are battling medical professionals, large institutions, and insurance companies.

Awards and Recognitions

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 1980


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1979
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1975, Phi Beta Kappa

Speaking Engagements

  • Frequent lecturer in the area of civil litigation, particularly medical malpractice, products liability law, and civil trial procedure

Professional Activities

  • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Erie County Bar Association