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'We Just Dig Deeper': Litigator Bob Kelley on His Longest Trial, Tactics

In his new book, Fort Lauderdale attorney Bob Kelley recollects successfully doing battle with General Motors for documents that would help deliver an eight-digit verdict.

- Law.com
Personal injury attorney Bob Kelley is accustomed to winning big verdicts against giant companies by digging into the records and digging in his heels when needed in the courtroom.
It helps that he has the kind of magnetic trial lawyer’s personality that enthralls many jurors, but don’t underestimate the other litigation powers that got him in front of juries in the first place.
The Kelley | Uustal co-founder’s longest trial ended after six months with an...

More Than A Dozen Lawsuits Filed Against FBI Over Parkland Shooting

- CBS Miami
Just after midnight on January 5, 2018, a person who knew Nikolas Cruz made a call to the FBI. The caller described Cruz’s threats, his love of guns and said she feared he was going to explode. She told the FBI he wanted to kill people.
He did just weeks later, confessing to murdering 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and wounding 17 others.
The FBI admitted that they failed to properly investigate this tip and earlier this month attorneys involved...

Trial Lawyer Robert W. Kelley Hits #1 Best Seller With New Book: The Memorandum

- Yahoo! Finance
Award-winning American trial lawyer Robert W. Kelley adds Best Selling Author to his high profile bio as his book: The Memorandum – A True Story of Justice Forged from Fire (Sutton Hart Press) hit #1 on Amazon in Two Categories the first week on sale.
Hailed as an "Engrossing tale of a real-life legal battle" by Kirkus Reviews, author Robert W. Kelley's The Memorandum is a shocking look at an auto giant's deadly cover-up and a grieving family's fight for justice.
Kelley's...

PTSD sufferers among those planning to sue sheriff, school board over Parkland shooting

- Sun Sentinel
Dozens of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and family members of the slain victims have notified the Broward School Board and the Sheriff’s Office they intend to sue over the February shooting that left 17 dead and another 17 injured.
Of the 40 who have sent intent notices to the agencies, more than half were not physically injured when Nikolas Cruz went on his deadly rampage. They are the uncounted victims of the Parkland massacre, their lawyers said, and though their...

Sunrise hit-and-run victim speaks out after waking from coma

Sunrise hit-and-run victim speaks out after waking from coma

- WSVN 7 News Miami
After spending almost six weeks in a coma, the victim of a hit-and-run is now telling her story.
Now on the road to recovery, 53-year-old Michelle Holguin opened up about her ordeal.
“I have back pains. This is broken. There’s something out here that’s out of place,” she said, running her hand over her back and shoulder.
Holguin said she doesn’t remember much of what happened after she was hit. Instead, she said she remembers waking up and being...

Woman speaks about hit-and-run crash after awakening from medically-induced coma

Woman speaks about hit-and-run crash after awakening from medically-induced coma

Michelle Holguin struck by car July 15 while riding bike in Sunrise

- Local 10 WPLG News
A waitress who was struck by a car last month while riding her bicycle home from work in Sunrise spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time since the crash.
Michelle Holguin, 53, was placed into a medically-induced coma after the hit-and-run crash and has been recovering at a hospital in Deerfield Beach.
Doctors treated Holguin for injuries to her head, along with other injuries, including a broken leg and other bones and a punctured lung.
Holguin said she doesn't remember...

Robert W. Kelley: A Fort Lauderdale Attorney Combines Networking And Philanthropy By Taking The Deep-Sea Plunge

- Lifestyle Media Group
Fort Lauderdale trial lawyer Robert W. Kelley, the founding partner in Kelley Uustal, is often in the spotlight for high-profile cases—including the well-documented $33 million victory in a wrongful death and personal injury judgment against General Motors in 1998, one of the largest jury verdicts in U.S. history.
He paid his way through law school at Nova Southeastern University by working on commercial fishing boats, and, in the process, became a licensed captain as well as a...

Family Of Murdered Teen Files Malpractice Suit Against Hospital

Family Of Murdered Teen Files Malpractice Suit Against Hospital

- CBS Miami
The family of a teen shot weeks before leaving to college has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in his death.
Brian Brown, 19, was a high school graduate, star football player and was ready to continue his education in California.
On June 14, he was shot three times in the back. His girlfriend drove him to Jackson Health North. However, they transferred him to Aventura Hospital, where he died a few hours later.
The hospital said protocol in Florida is to send trauma cases...

Brian Brown's family says hospital's actions led to his death

Brian Brown's family says hospital's actions led to his death

Family considers filing malpractice lawsuit against Jackson North Medical Center

- Local 10 WPLG News
The family of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot during what police described as a drug deal gone wrong is suing the hospital that he was transferred to before he died.
By all accounts, Brian Brown had a bright future ahead of him when he died after being shot in the back.
But now, his family and their attorneys said the hospital he was taken to by his girlfriend could have done more to save his life.
"He's not here anymore, and I think he could have still been here if the...

Kelley Wins Major Verdicts When Fighting 'The Good Fight'

- Daily Business Review
Bob Kelley got his guiding principle from his dad: A person's best comes in helping others and serving a greater good.
That's what made him want to be a lawyer. That's how he wound up taking on corporate giants on behalf of the people they wronged, with victories including the largest jury award for an individual in a tobacco case up to that time and the biggest wrongful death and personal injury judgment in General Motors history in the horrific burning death of a 13-year-old...

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