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Scott W. Kelly

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Scott Kelly began practicing law in 1993 at Fulcher Hagler LLP. He has substantial experience in local government law and litigation. Since 2005, he has served as County Attorney for Warren County and as general counsel to the Warren County Development Authority. As such, he is experienced in drafting and negotiating intergovernmental agreements and other contracts, handling state and federal law compliance issues, and serving as general counsel on bond issues. Mr. Kelly is also an experienced litigator. He has successfully represented individuals as well as small and large businesses in lawsuits tried in state and federal trial courts. He also routinely helps clients resolve disputes without the necessity of legal proceedings. He currently serves as the firm's recruiting partner.

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1993
  • University of Georgia
    • B.B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: cum laude

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Warren Baptist Church (Ordained Deacon, 2006-present; Finance Committee, 2010-2013, Chairman, 2013; Children’s Ministry; 2009–2015; Warren Life Foundation – Board member, 2016-18)
  • AU Health Cystic Fibrosis Advisory Council (Board Member, 2011-2014; Co-Chairman, 2012)
  • Rotary Club of Augusta (2010- 2019; Executive Board, 2012-2015; Paul Harris Fellow)
  • University of Georgia Leadership Advisory Board (2005-2009)
  • Ducks Unlimited, Augusta Chapter (President, 2000)
  • National Wild Turkey Federation, Augusta Chapter (President, 1997-98)
  • GA-SC Bulls Soccer Club (Board of Directors, 2013-2015)

Past Positions

  • Warren County, County Attorney
  • Warren County Development Authority, General Counsel

Professional Associations

  • Augusta Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute (Governmental Liability Steering Committee, 2011-present, Retail and Hospitality Law Steering Committee, 2016-present)
  • Federalist Society (Augusta Chapter, Advisory Board)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, 2013 – Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Government Law
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

Honors

  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America (Litigation, Municipal)
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV-Preeminent” rating

Representative Cases

  • Bi-Lo, LLC v. Green, 346 Ga. App. 770 (2018)
  • City of Statesboro v. Dickens, 293 Ga. 540 (2013)
  • Caslin v. Bi-Lo, LLC, 2008 WL 4830008 (S.D. Ga. 2008)
  • Peery v. C S B Behavioral Health Systems, 2008 WL 4935598 (S.D. Ga. 2008)
  • Rodas v. Bi-Lo, Inc., 2008 WL 2415269 (S.D. Ga. 2008)
  • Murray v. Ga. Dept. of Transportation, 284 Ga. App. 263, 644 S.E. 2d 290 (2007)
  • USA Mfg. Corp. v. Perfection-Schwank, Inc., 271 Ga. App. 636, 610 S.E. 2d 600 (2005)
  • Stout v. Cincinnati Insurance Co., 269 Ga. 611, 502 S.E.2d 226 (1998)
  • Irons v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 224 Ga. App. 586, 481 S.E. 2d 575 (1997)
  • Budget Rent-A-Car of Atlanta, Inc. v. Webb, 220 Ga. App. 278, 469 S.E. 2d 712 (1996)