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Michael Ard-Kelly

Trial Attorney

Biography Overview

Michael Ard-Kelly brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as an attorney, having spent over three decades in the healthcare industry before transitioning into law. His background in healthcare provides him with a unique perspective and deep understanding of the complex issues involved in personal injury cases, making him a formidable advocate for his clients. Michael's commitment to fighting for justice is rooted in his passion for championing the rights of the underdog, ensuring they receive fair treatment and compensation.

As part of his legal practice, Michael focuses on personal injury claims and lawsuits, leveraging his strategic acumen to achieve favorable outcomes for his clients. His involvement in securing default judgments ranging from $10 million to $60 million underscores his proficiency in navigating the legal landscape and advocating effectively on behalf of those who have been wronged. Michael's dedication to excellence is evident in his academic achievements, including being a Tenenbaum Scholar, Lamar Inn of Court Scholar, and earning a place on the Dean's List. Additionally, his membership in the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association reflects his active participation in the legal community and commitment to professional growth.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas (Pa hub, spoke, local)


  • Bastyr University, M.S. 2002; B.S. 2000
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. 2020


  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Admission

Bar Admission
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of Georgia
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • Middle District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions
  • Tenenbaum Scholar
  • Lamar Inn of Court Scholar
  • Dean's List, Eagle Scout