Matthew E. Kelley

540-725-3364 (D)
540-772-9167 (F)
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Mr. Kelley’s practice is in civil litigation.  His practice includes medical malpractice defense, products liability, and other civil litigation.  

Mr. Kelley uses his scientific training and experience to tackle complex medical malpractice cases and products liability cases.  His clients benefit from his prior experience as a cancer researcher in the Department of Pathology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences system, his advanced training in biotechnology, and practical experience developing new pharmaceutical compounds, medical devices, and biotechnological therapeutics.

Mr. Kelley has worked for a variety of entities including: insurance companies, medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, major universities, start-up businesses, and individuals.  


  • Johns Hopkins University (M.S. Biotechnology)
  • George Mason University School of Law (J.D.)
    • George Mason University Law Review, Associate Editor
    • George Mason University Writing Fellow
  • University of Virginia (B.A. Biology)

Areas of Practice:

  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Coverage Analysis and Opinions 
  • Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Law
  • Products Liability/Dangerous/Defective Products

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • 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 Southern District of West Virginia


  • Steven R. Ludwig and Matthew E. Kelley, Patent Life Cycle Management: Patenting Improvements After KSR Int’l v. Teleflex, BioProcess International Vol. 5, No. 8: p 92, September 2007.
  • Steven R. Ludwig and Matthew E. Kelley, Patent-centric Biotech Business Model Threatened by Court Rulings, Baltimore Business Journal, February 2007.
  • Eric K. Steffe and Matthew E. Kelley, Intersection Between Biodefense and Patent Law: Federal Research Grants, Project Bioshield, and 28 USC § 1498(a), Biotechnology Law Reporter, June 2005.

Professional Honors, Affiliations & Activities:


  • Federal Bar Association


  • Virginia Bar Association


  • Roanoke Bar Association
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