Kelly George Named Among OK’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers

by | Oct 7, 2014 | Firm News

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Kelly A. George, a founding partner at Burch, George & Germany, has been named again as one of Oklahoma’s most qualified attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers.

The renewal of his membership puts him among the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only national organization for the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.

“I continue to be gratified that my colleagues in the legal community trust in me and believe I demonstrate the abilities that make me worthy of being recognized among Oklahoma’s top plaintiff’s attorneys,” Kelly said.

Members of The National Trial Lawyers are encouraged to nominate their peers for membership. Membership is limited to 100 civil plaintiff and criminal defense lawyers in each state or from highly populated regions of states.

Memberships are reviewed annually to ensure that the membership of The National Trial Lawyers is composed of only the finest and best trial attorneys from each state or region.

Kelly is a civil plaintiff’s lawyer who has practiced law since 1989 and focused exclusively on plaintiff’s law since 1997, when he and law-school friend Derek K. Burch founded Burch & George. DeeAnn Germany was named a partner in 2011 and the firm name changed to Burch, George & Germany, P.C.

Among the criteria to be considered by those nominating lawyers for membership are the prospective member’s achievements, settlements and verdicts as a trial lawyer.

Kelly’s National Trial Lawyers profile describes two of his cases:

  • Kelly’s work for the operator of an excavating machine who struck a gas line that exploded and caused him to be badly burned. The defendant utility company had neglected to properly identify the location of the gas line and finally agreed to settle the case for seven figures.
  • Kelly’s representation of an 8-year-old boy who suffered brain damage in a hospital following a botched post-tonsillectomy procedure involving a faulty “ambu bag” that failed to force air into the boy’s esophagus to quell a spasm. Kelly and co-counsel settled with two doctors who were sued for failing to recognize the problem and respond to it in a timely fashion. The manufacturer of the ambu bag also agreed to settle for a substantial sum.

“What I enjoy most about practicing law is helping someone out who really needs the help and doesn’t think any help is coming, when they think there’s really nothing they can do about their situation and that they’re just going to have to live with it, whatever it may be,” Kelly told the National Trial Lawyers.

“I don’t get much pleasure out of helping somebody who wants to just add to what they’ve got, but I really like helping out the underdog.”