Patrick R. Kelly


  • location icon Roanoke, VA
    10 S. Jefferson Street
    Suite 1100
    Roanoke, VA 24011

Patrick R. Kelly is a partner in the Roanoke office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice Group.

Patrick has worked for more than 17 years as a litigator focusing upon medical malpractice, insurance defense, labor and employment, and consumer law. Patrick has extensive experience managing complex suits involving consumer fraud, wage hour issues, employment discrimination, and more.

With a strong corporate law background, Patrick has advised individual providers and several small medical groups on operational issues ranging from formation, billing, overpayment defense, privacy protection, corporate governance, provider agreement compliance and negotiation, employment issues, accreditation, and policy formulation.

Patrick has also worked for several years as an employment law specialist, involved in suits, arbitrations, internal investigations, and administrative hearings on matters including covenants not to compete, employment discrimination, wage hour issues, Family Medical Leave Act compliance, ADA accommodation, and more.

Patrick has a Master’s of Psychology and worked for years as a therapist and program manager in diverse mental health settings. Patrick uses his prior clinical experience to advise mental health providers ranging from individual care providers to treatment facilities on everything from records management to professional liability. Patrick has also employed his clinical background when representing employers and property owners on matters involving mental health issues arising under the ADA and FHA.

Patrick also have extensive experience as a lecturer and educator and has worked with providers, press outlets, policy makers, local governments, and service providers in coordinating and facilitating training and public outreach initiatives.


Contributing author, “Workplace Data: Law and Litigation”

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • Housing Helpline, Virginia Poverty Law Center
  • Former Legal Aid Attorney

Professional Presentations

Presenter, Residential Executory Real Estate Contracts Act: Developments in the Law Landlord Tenant Law: Recent Updates


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Virginia
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia



United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia


Roanoke Bar Association


University of Georgia, School of Law

Juris Doctor

State University of West Georgia

Master of Arts, Psychology

University of Evansville

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theater Performance

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