Kelly Hughes Iverson is a partner with Goodell DeVries and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Her practice is devoted to the defense of claims for professional malpractice and product liability. She represents numerous community hospitals, academic medical centers, and individual healthcare practitioners in a wide array of medical and nursing specialties in professional malpractice claims. Kelly has also represented manufacturers in claims alleging injury from defective products and environmental clients in claims alleging toxic exposure to lead and mold.
Clients call upon her for all aspects of case management, including development of case strategy and trial. Kelly handles appellate practice, including both written appellate briefs and the presentation of oral argument to the appellate courts. She has represented appellate litigants, and clients have engaged her to write amicus briefs. Kelly frequently presents to healthcare providers and hospitals on the topic of medical malpractice litigation.
Kelly is active in state and local bar association activities. She currently chairs the Maryland Pattern Jury Instructions - Civil Subcommittee for the Maryland State Bar Association and co-chairs the MSBA Committee on Laws. She is a past president of the Bar Association of Baltimore City and the Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc., served on the MSBA Board of Governors, and served as a Commissioner and MSBA Board Representative on the Maryland Access to Justice Commission. She has also chaired the Judicial Selections Committee for the Bar Association of Baltimore City.
In addition to her election as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Kelly has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates and invited to join the Litigation Counsel of America. She has been honored in multiple years by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers, who counted her among the Top 100 Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Super Lawyers.
Kelly is co-author of the Thomson Reuters Practical Law Guide "Statutes of Limitations: Maryland."