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Timothy D. Kelly Named a BTI Client Service All-Star for 2017

March 2, 2017

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Timothy D. Kelly, Minneapolis-based senior counsel in the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group, has been named a BTI Client Service All-Star for 2017, an honor bestowed upon just 319 attorneys. He earned this recognition after being identified by leading general counsel and legal decision makers for outperforming other attorneys. Kelly is just one of eight attorneys recognized in the state of Minnesota.

The BTI Client Service All-Stars 2017 report celebrates attorneys with the ability to rise above all others with the most demanding clients. To create this list, BTI asked more than 300 corporate counsel, in an unprompted manner, if there is an attorney who truly stands out as delivering the absolute best client service—by name.

According to BTI, the attorneys in the 2017 class are:

“Proactive in building client relationships. They take, and make, the time to understand their clients in-depth—their business, their objectives, and their goals. This elite group enjoys a clear cut advantage over the competition.”

In a recent post, BTI’s Mad Clientist Blog pointed out six common traits identified by corporate counsel common to Kelly and the other BTI Client Service All-Stars:

  • Superior Client Focus
  • Exceptional Understanding of the Client’s Business
  • Legal Skills
  • Delivering Efficient, Value-Added Services
  • Innovative Through Leader
  • Outstanding Results

In his practice Kelly focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration, and resolution of business disputes. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® each year since 1989, including being named the Minneapolis Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year in 2011, and has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer for more than 25 years.

Kelly received his J.D., magna cum laude, and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota.