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Kelly C. Comarda Shareholder

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Kelly Comarda is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation group.  He has represented energy companies, manufacturing companies, hospitals, nursing homes and other businesses in a broad range of litigation.  His practice is mainly focused on the defense of companies in catastrophic personal injury cases.  He has an individual AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been honored as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.  In addition, he has been named to Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hot List" for 2018. Kelly has been a board member of the Tulsa Boys Home since 2015. 

Highlights of Kelly’s legal career include:

  • Obtained $1.23 million jury verdict, including punitive damages, in a premises liability case in Federal District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 energy company in two trials related to an explosion at a chemical manufacturing plant.
  • Representation of a hospital at trial involving allegations of medical malpractice.
  • Representation of a franchise development company in arbitration in a breach of contract claim. 
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of his clients in multiple personal injury matters including medical malpractice matters and general negligence matters.

Reported cases:

  • Tucker v. Lam, 313 P.3d 1011 (OK CIV APP 2013) - Upholding summary judgment of client in a negligence claim. 


  • University of Arkansas School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • Tulane University (B.S.M. in Management and Legal Studies, 2004)


  • Oklahoma, 2009
  • Louisiana, 2008
  • New Jersey (Pro Hac Vice)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
Legal Experience
  • 2013 - Present Hall Estill
  • 2009-2013 Rodolf & Todd
  • 2008-2009 Johnson, Johnson, Barrios & Yacoubian
Professional Involvement
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Community Involvement
  • Member, Board of Directors, Tulsa Boy's Home
  • Coach, Little League Baseball
Specialty Areas
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
Honors & Awards
  • 2018 Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List