Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

  • Associate
  • Philadelphia


Tim’s practice focuses on complex environmental and products liability litigation. He currently spends most of his time representing public entities (including state governments, and the largest groundwater-only water supplier in the United States) against chemical companies that distributed products containing carcinogens that have contaminated the public drinking water and other natural resources. He also works on environmental justice and social justice impact litigation, such as by representing public entities in politically important cases to eliminate public nuisances ranging from ghost guns to toxic chemicals. Tim also has experience in data privacy and consumer protection litigation, as well as in antitrust litigation in Big Tech and other industries.

Before joining Hausfeld, Tim clerked for Justice Solomon of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and practiced labor and employment law at a global law firm where he had the opportunity to represent a class of blind pedestrians in a successful action under the Americans with Disabilities Act against one of the largest cities in the United States for the city’s failure to ensure the accessibility of pedestrian signals.

Tim also has experience in human rights, such as when he represented a Tajik anti-corruption activist who was being detained and tortured by local authorities as a political prisoner for criticizing the government on social media platforms. Tim successfully petitioned the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to recognize the illegality of the detention and to put pressure on Tajikistan for his release.

Working towards a diverse, equitable, and inclusive world is paramount to Tim who is an active member of our Racial Justice working group.


Tim has represented states, cities, public utilities, universities, news media companies, financial institutions, and many sports and entertainment industry clients of all sorts. He has also represented individuals in class and individual actions.