Kelley Uustal Trial Attorney

Kelley | Uustal’s Practice Areas

We are not just a personal injury law firm. Kelley | Uustal litigates cases involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death caused by malice, accidents, and corporate negligence. Explore and learn about our key practice areas below.
There are strict federal and state laws in place to ensure the safety of the products that leave manufacturing companies and distributors. An inherently dangerous design, errors during manufacturing, and marketing defects can cause serious or fatal injuries, and manufacturers can be held accountable for their negligence. Learn More >
When a patient is injured or killed due to the negligence of their doctor or other medical professionals, the parties at fault must be held accountable. Malpractice can include an incorrect or delayed diagnosis, mistakes during surgeries, prescribing the wrong medications, and failing to disclose the risks or side effects of a procedure. Learn More >
Personal injury is an umbrella term that includes many types of laws that protect a victim who is injured or harmed due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. The injured party seeks compensation for losses such as wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering from the one who caused the injury. Learn More >
As cars have become more and more complex, analyzing the aftermath of a crash to see if safety systems functioned properly has become a specialized forensic science. Learn More >

South Florida is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous places in the country for pedestrians. Since crashes involving pedestrians often result in serious injury, medical treatment and rehabilitation can be expensive. Victims may be entitled to economic, general, or punitive damages, depending on the severity of the accident and the resulting injuries. Learn More >

Defective roadways, guardrails, or medians, and poorly designed roads and pedestrian crossings can result in dangerous driving conditions and lead to serious or fatal injuries. Victims and their families may face thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost income, and property damages. The construction company, the government, or another party could be held legally responsible for causing damages. Learn More >

Mass torts litigation occurs when many people are harmed by the same act or omission. When all individuals have claims against the same defendants arising out of the same circumstances these cases can be combined into a multidistrict litigation.  Our firm handles several areas of mass tort litigation, including Camp Lejeune, Suboxone, Round up, Paraquat, Paragard, Exactech, and IVC Filters. Learn More >

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Celebrity law has become increasingly important and has become more complex. With the rise of social media and the internet, celebrities have become more accessible to the public, and their personal lives are often subject to scrutiny. As a result, celebrity law has become essential in protecting the rights of celebrities and ensuring that their personal and professional interests are safeguarded. Learn More >

When a person dies due to the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another person or entity (like a company), surviving family members may be able to bring forth a wrongful death lawsuit. The purpose of this type of suit is to compensate the survivors for financial, emotional, and intangible losses that stem from the death. Learn More >
Brain injuries may be the result of medical negligence, car accidents, workplace accidents, and many other hazardous situations. People who sustain brain injuries may be incapacitated and unable to pursue legal action on their own, leaving it up to their family. Damages in brain injury cases are typically reflective of the losses suffered by the victim. Learn More >
Medical bills, missed time at work, and dealing with insurance companies can make the aftermath of a car accident extremely difficult. Victims of major crashes that result in serious injuries, or that require hospitalization or medical treatment may need help paying medical bills, and dealing with the loss of income and many other expenses that come with recovering from a serious injury. Learn More >
Motorcycle crashes can have serious life-changing consequences. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to serious injuries and deaths in collisions; injuries such as broken necks, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injuries are common. Victims need help navigating the complex legal field after a crash and fighting for maximum compensation for their hospital bills, missed time at work, physical pain, and emotional suffering. Learn More >

Fort Lauderdale consistently reports higher than average pedestrian and bicycle fatality rates, and has the highest bike crash rate in the region. Bicycle injuries can vary widely based on the nature of the accident, ranging from broken bones to catastrophic injuries with lifelong consequences. Learn More >

Road construction projects are necessary for roadway improvement, but they can pose serious hazards to drivers prior to completion. A lack of warning signs, dangerous pavement conditions, forcing drivers to perform unsafe maneuvers, and failing to maintain the finished road can cause major, often deadly accidents. Learn More >
For nearly half a century, the tobacco industry has known that smoking causes diseases like lung cancer, emphysema, and COPD, and that nicotine is a highly addictive drug which is manipulated in cigarettes to sustain addiction. The tobacco industry has profited from this strategy of denial, and they continue to profit from selling a highly addictive product that has led to millions of wrongful deaths and an immeasurable amount of suffering. Learn More >

Tesla and other manufacturers claim their vehicles have an “autopilot” mode. But based on the current technology, safe autonomous driving does not exist. People are dying, not just the drivers but pedestrians and other motorists. Learn More >

We Handle Commercial Cases on Contingency


Commercial litigation can be expensive, and fronting the necessary resources is often difficult for many clients, especially since most business litigation attorneys charge by the hour. At Kelley│Uustal, we understand that injured individuals and businesses may not be able to pay traditional hourly attorney rates, so we have developed a contingency fee model for commercial cases that provides more flexibility than traditional hourly fee arrangements.


Our contingency-based approach to commercial litigation has been successful in a variety of commercial and business disputes, including:

· Contract-related Disputes

· Professional Negligence

· Class Action

· Civil Rights

· Defamation

· Statutory Violations

· Qui tam / Whistleblower

· Business Torts

· Lender Liability

· Corporate Shareholder and Member Disputes

· Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices/Unfair Competition


If you have a commercial case where sizeable financial injuries have been sustained and you are looking for a more flexible approach to fees, Kelley│Uustal can provide a free case review and complete the evaluation process swiftly.

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Learn More About Our Practice Areas

Hear directly from the Kelley | Uustal team about our focus areas, expertise, and what sets us apart from other personal injury law firms.

Client Testimonials

“The situation that brought us to you was heart-wrenching, but the experience we had with you has been heartfelt. You are all very special.”

Susan, Kelley | Uustal Client

“Thank you for always picking up the phone, and filling me in or if I called with any questions, getting back to me… through the past eight years. I really appreciate it.”

Rhonda, Kelley | Uustal Client

“If you’re in a situation where it seems hopeless, and there isn’t any way out, I think you should give them a call.”

Maya, Kelley | Uustal Client

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