|Name:||Kelly A. Williams|
|Status:||In Good Standing|
|Practice In:||Americans with Disabilities Act , Bad Faith Insurance, Corporate, Commercial Insurance, Commercial Real Estate, Complex Litigation, Defamation & Slander, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Employment, Federal Trial Practice, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Machinery & Tools, Medical Malpractice, Medical Products & Devices, Multidistrict Litigation, Malpractice, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical Product, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Property Damage, Real Estate, Recreational Products, Sexual Harassment, Slip & Fall Accident, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Trademark, Warranties, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination|
|Law Office:||Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton PC|
|Law School:||Temple University School of Law J.D.|
|Location:||4710 U.S. Steel Tower, 600 Grant Street|
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Kelly Williams' practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage and intellectual property law. Ms. Williams handles all phases of litigation in state and federal courts. Ms. Williams represents national insurance companies involving coverage claims by policy holders and has experience overseeing large scale e-discovery in federal court. In addition, Ms. Williams has defended corporations against trademark infringement claims and has acted as local patent infringement counsel. Ms. Williams' experience also includes representing corporations in product liability litigation. Before joining Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, Ms. Williams practiced law at McGuireWoods LLP and has practiced in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Ms. Williams is a member of the Allegheny Bar Association and its Public Service Committee. She serves as the Chair of the Public Service Committee's Volunteer Recognition Event, which honors Allegheny County volunteer attorneys. Moreover, Ms. Williams is a volunteer for Allegheny County's mortgage foreclosure conciliation program. Ms. Williams also served as a member of the board of directors of Sojourner House, a United Way member agency, chairing two fundraising events for this organization, which provides shelter and treatment for addicted women and their children.
SELECTED CASES PROSECUTED OR DEFENDED TO VERDICT, DISMISSAL OR SETTLEMENT Restaurant Group v. National Insurance Company Federal District Court (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Assisted with drafting successful motion for summary judgment on behalf of insurer in civil suit brought by insured for insurance coverage for underlying class action based upon the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA).
Smith v. National Life Insurance Company Federal District Court (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Assisted lead trial counsel with obtaining defense verdict and winning counterclaim, including an award of attorneys' fees, in a jury trial on behalf of insurer. Plaintiff brought a civil suit alleging wrongful denial of life insurance benefits. Defended and countersued on the bases of fraud and breach of contract due to plaintiff's misrepresentations regarding the status of his health. The decision was upheld on appeal.
ABC Company v. XYZ Company Federal District Court (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Assisted with representation of defendant business in civil suit brought by business competitor for trademark infringement and unfair business competition. Case settled shortly before trial.
Manufacturer Corp. v. Distributor Corp Federal District Court (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Assisted lead trial counsel in obtaining verdict in favor of company against its former distributor for trademark infringement and unfair competition.
Widow v. ABC Life Insurance Company Federal District Court (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurance company. Plaintiff filed suit claiming insurer had breached life insurance policy allegedly issued to her decedent husband. Successfully argued that no policy of insurance was ever in force between insurer and decedent husband.
Jones v. ABC Manufacturing Company Federal District Court (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Assisted lead trial counsel in obtaining verdict for plaintiff injured by defective machinery during the course of his employment.
Father and Minor Son v. XYZ Manufacturing Company (Allegheny County, Pa.) Assisted in defending equipment manufacturer against strict product liability claims arising from injuries to four-year old child. Case settled before trial.
|Education:||The Ohio State University B.A. with Honors|
|Admissions:||U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania 1999|
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit 1995
New Jersey 1994
|Temple University School of Law J.D.|