Holsten

   & Associates

Our Attorneys

ROBERT FRANCIS KELLY, JR., born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 


EDUCATION: Boston College University (B.S., cum laude, 1987), Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 1990).  


MEMBER: Delaware County Bar Association.  


ADMISSIONS: Admitted to the  Pennsylvania Bar, 1990, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


Direct Dial: 610-627-2436

E-mail: rkelly@holstenassoc.com

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Upon graduation from Boston College, Mr. Kelly served as a law clerk for a Judge in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and later interned for the Law Firm of McAllister & Gallagher, aiding the partners and the associates in all aspects of litigation while attending Villanova Law School.  In Law School he was selected to the Moot Court Honor Society.


After graduation from law school, Mr. Kelly joined the firm of Holsten & Associates and has practiced primarily in the area of Workers' Compensation, handling hundreds of cases up through the Appellate level.  He has argued a number of times before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.  Many of the issues presented by Mr. Kelly with regard to Workers' Compensation have become published case law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Kelly is also the supervising attorney for the associates who handle Workers’ Compensation cases. He has experience handling every possible issue that could arise in the diverse and interesting field of Workers' Compensation.   He has also handled some of the firm’s general liability matters, including cases involving Uninsured and Underinsured Motor Vehicle issues.

Mr. Kelly has also been a speaker at numerous continuing legal education seminars through the Delaware County Bar Association on many diverse topics within the field of Workers’ Compensation and related issues such as The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Act, The Pennsylvania Heart & Lung Act and The Family Medical Leave Act.


Mr. Kelly serves on many committees of the Delaware County Bar Association, such as the Workers’ Compensation Committee, the Law Day Committee, the Civil Continuing Legal Education Committee, the Arbitration Committee and the Judicial Selection and Retention Committee.   He is an officer and past President of the Guy. G. deFuria American Inn of Court and is the Chairman of the Delaware County By-Laws Committee along with being on the Board of Directors of the Delaware County Bar Association.  He is an active participant in local politics as well as a number of law related organizations, including the Brehon Law Society of Philadelphia, of which he currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Alumni Awards Committee of the Villanova University School of Law. He is a past member of the Law School’s Alumni Board of Directors