E.J. Kelly has been practicing law in Iowa and Nebraska since 1973 and joined Hopkins & Huebner in 1983. A graduate of University of St. Thomas-Minnesota and Creighton University Law School, E.J. now practices primarily in mediation and alternate dispute resolution.
E.J. Kelly is a member of the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations, as well as the American Association of Alternate Dispute Resolution Attorneys, the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers.
Iowa, 1973Nebraska, 1973
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1973
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 1973
United States Supreme Court, 1977
Mediation & Alternate Dispute ResolutionLitigation
Past President, Young Lawyers Division
Member, Workers' Compensation Section
Past Executive Director and President
Preeminent A.V. Rating 5.0 of 5.0 on Martindale-Hubbell2019 Selected to Best Lawyers in America2018 Selected to Best Lawyers in America2017 Selected to Best Lawyers in America2016 Selected to Best Lawyers in America2015 Selected to Best Lawyers in America2014 Selected to Best Lawyers in America
Before joining H&H as an attorney, E.J. Kelly spent six years in general practice and four years as a Deputy Iowa Industrial Commissioner. In 2003, E.J. began practicing in mediation and alternate dispute resolution, and today spends a substantial amount of time dedicating his work to mediation in workers’ compensation and other related cases.
Iowa Deputy Industrial Commissioner, 1979-1983Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa, Former Member of Board of Directors
"Workers Compensation and the Periodic Payment Settlement Technique," Insurance Counsel Journal 569 (1981)
"Iowa Beef Processors, Inc. v. Miller-Extra-Territorial Employment Injuries and Subject Matter Jurisdiction Under §85.71 (1)," 32 Drake Law Review 145 (1982-1983)
"Structured Settlements in Worker's Compensation-Revisited," Insurance Counsel Journal (1984)
"Workers Compensation: A Practitioners Guide," Defense Research Institute, Employment Law Basics (1997)