Philip H. Kelly is a 1969 graduate of the University of San Francisco, and of its School of Law in 1975.  Mr. Kelly became associated with Senneff Kelly PC from 1979 until 2000, when he formed his current litigation and mediation practice.  

Mr. Kelly is an elected associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the California Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Defense Counsel.  

He is a past President of the Redwood Empire Trial Lawyers Association, and a past President of the Sonoma County Legal Aid Foundation.  Mr. Kelly is a past elected member and two-term President of the Bennett Valley Board of Trustees for Bennett Valley Union School District and currently sits as a Board of Director and is a past-President of the Schools Plus Educational Enrichment Foundation. 

Philip Kelly is a Judge Pro Tem for Superior Court in Sonoma County and regularly serves as a discovery referee and arbitrator appointed by the Court. Mr. Kelly additionally serves as a neutral for the U.S. District Court.  He is a trained professional mediator and a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Center, which provides services to litigants in Northern California, and a member of the Association of Conflict Resolution and Northern California Mediation Association. Areas of expertise include: Employment disputes; Personal injury claims; Bad faith claims; Construction defect claims; Real estate disputes and Partnership disputes. 

"Mediation is a win-win proposition.  When you combine motivated parties with a skilled and trained mediator, success is virtually assured." - Philip H. Kelly