Kelly & Soto is proud to announce that attorneys Michael D. Kelly and Jonathan N. Soto have been listed as Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Stars.
Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars Award
Super Lawyers has a strict selection process for attorneys who reach the rising stars status. The selection process offers a credible, diverse listing of top-rated attorneys, with candidates first being nominated via:
- Managing party survey
- Super Lawyers research team
- Third-party feedback
Lawyers cannot nominate themselves for the selection process. Nominees are then thoroughly researched and evaluated in the second phase of the process, with 12 main indicators put into consideration, including:
- Verdicts and settlements
- Honors and awards
- Certifications and special licenses
- Bar and professional activity
- Pro bono and community service
- Scholarly publications and lectures
Numerous other factors are also researched to weed out lawyers and ensure that only the best listings are provided.
Candidates given the highest point totals will move on to the next step in the selection process, which is a rigorous peer evaluation of candidates. The peer evaluation is conducted by blue ribbon panel members who evaluate only others within their practice area.
A small number of attorneys make it into the final selection process, with just 2.5% earning the rising stars award.
Rising stars must be:
- 40 years old or younger, or
- Practicing for 10 years or less
Kelly & Soto is proud to announce that both attorneys have been chosen and nominated as Rising Stars in the state. The duo has additionally been recognized as "Top 40 Under 40" lawyers by the National Trial Lawyer Association.
Michael D. Kelly
Michael D. Kelly is a personal injury attorney who has been licensed since 2012 and was selected as a 2017 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. The 2012 graduate helped launch the Kelly & Soto law firm along with classmate Jonathan N. Soto.
He has helped his clients reach settlements of more than $5 million in total.
Jonathan N. Soto
Jonathan N. Soto was also licensed in 2012 and received a rising star selection in 2016 and 2017. Jonathan focuses on personal injury, with general ligation 90% of the time and civil litigation 10% of the time.
He is a volunteer for North End Athletic Association and enjoys working with youths in the community.
The energetic team at Kelly & Soto hopes to meet their Rising Star designation with the same passion and enthusiasm that has helped the personal injury firm thrive in the North End. The team represents clients across the state and provides a personalized approach to each client's unique situation.
Kelly & Soto works with clients through a 30-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee. Members of the firm will travel to you, and Kelly & Soto is available 24/7 to answer all client questions. The company's recent verdicts are a testament to their commitment to their clients, and includes: $145,000 for a pedestrian accident, $117,000 for broken bone injuries and $100,000 for a motor vehicle accident that required surgery to repair a client's wrist.