2011-2012 US News and World Report Best Law Firms

Our Family working hard to
protect your family’s rights

Learn About
The Kelly Firm

Our firm is one of the very few with lawyers who are qualified medical malpractice specialists by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Learn More >

Meet Our

Two generations of lawyers, Dulin Kelly and Clinton Kelly are a father and son team dedicated to finding justice for their clients.

Learn More >


Medical negligence, also known as malpractice, can cause serious injuries. Learn how to identify medical malpractice and win these types of cases.

Learn More >

Verdicts & Settlements

A successful medical malpractice lawsuit could result in a substantial monetary settlement. Let us help you.

Learn More >

2013 Lawyer of the Year

F. Dulin Kelly, founder of The Kelly Firm, was named Lawyer of the Year for 2013.


ACBCA Member

F. Dulin Kelly has tried more than 100 jury trials including many medical negligence cases.


NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather

We Fight for Those Harmed by Medical Malpractice

Everyone trusts doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other health care professionals to exercise great care in the treatment they provide.  We trust them with our lives.  Unfortunately, they sometimes make bad choices that can lead to catastrophic injury or even death.  If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death due to a health care professional’s bad choice, then the law allows compensation for the harms and losses.  Justice is holding them accountable.  While nothing can make up for your catastrophic injury or the death of a loved one, full compensation can balance the harms / losses and help you cope with tragedy so you can go on with your life. We have been doing that for 20 years.

We are Certified Medical Malpractice Specialists
F. Dulin Kelly and Clinton L. Kelly are certified as “Medical Malpractice Specialists” by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization.  The procedures for certification require the attorney to demonstrate a higher degree of specialized ability and experience in medical malpractice law than non-certified personal injury lawyers or general practitioners.  We are also board certified in medical malpractice law by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.  This is a professional organization devoted to the highest standards in medical malpractice litigation.  We are proud of the ethical requirements and rigorous testing necessary to obtain board certification in the field of medical malpractice.  There are very few Medical Malpractice Specialists in Tennessee.  

We Provide Discounted Fees
Times are tough on consumers in this economy.  Injured clients deserve a discount to make their dollar go farther these days. If your case meets certain criteria after the initial consultation and expert review, then we are willing to discount our attorney’s fee below the statutory maximum contingency fee of one-third for medical malpractice cases. 

Trial Experience Matters
Unlike some lawyers, we have significant trial experience in medical malpractice cases.  Many of the cases we filed have settled prior to trial due to our reputation and strong trial record.  We earned those settlements because we know what we’re doing and have no fear of the courtroom.  We have obtained some of the top medical malpractice jury verdicts in Tennessee, including a final judgment in Nashville totaling $10,000,000 with interest.  F. Dulin Kelly has tried more than 100 jury trials including many medical negligence cases.

We Make the Law Work for You
The enactment of recent “Tort Reform” laws in Tennessee makes it more difficult to file a medical malpractice case.  These laws now require that every medical malpractice case be supported by an expert’s report before the case is filed in court.  This is no problem because we provide our clients with the most qualified medical specialists.  We hire these specialists to review a case, submit a report, and then testify in court.  It is our access to these highly trained specialists that can make all the difference when filing suit and fighting in court.  It takes top-flight medical and nursing experts to prove any medical malpractice case.  We take pride in making the new law work for our clients.  

If you have been harmed by medical malpractice, let us fight for your rights.  After all, it is your future at stake.  For a free initial consultation call 615-824-3703 (toll free 888-824-3400) or contact us online.


          Best Law FirmAV Peer Review

Contact The Kelly Firm today at (615) 824-3703 or (888) 824-3400 for expert legal advice.


The Kelly Firm

629 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 824-3703
Fax: (615) 824-2674
Toll Free: (888) 824-3400

Follow Us

News & Blog

Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (EntityRef: expecting ';' at line 3, column 544) in /home2/kellyfir/core/model/modx/xmlrss/rssfetch.class.php on line 237

Do You Have a Case?

Contact us!
Phone: (615) 824-3703
Fax: (615) 824-2674
Toll Free: (888) 824-3400

©2016 - The Kelly Firm - All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy