Kelly Viel’s practice primarily focuses on the defense of motor carriers, drivers, and their insurers involved in civil litigation. Her passion for this area of law stems from growing up with family working in the trucking industry as drivers, dispatchers, safety officers, and brokers. Her mother owned a small trucking company and her father, a former driver, now works as a diesel mechanic.
Upon graduation from the University of Georgia, Kelly attended law school at the University of Denver. There she was a staff editor for the Transportation Law Journal. She also worked in the Law School’s Civil Litigation Clinic assisting indigent clients and completed an internship with the Colorado General Assembly in the Office of Legislative Legal Services.
Following her return to Georgia and admission to the bar, she began her career at Dennis, Corry, Porter & Smith where she assisted in drafting a petition to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding trucking regulations. She has continued to handle transportation litigation ever since. Georgia Super Lawyers magazine included Kelly on its list of Georgia’s “Rising Stars” from 2013-2016.
In addition to transportation, Kelly enjoys defending premise liability matters for all types of entities from large companies to individuals, restaurants to landlords. She also has experience defending medical malpractice actions from inception to trial and has obtained multiple defense verdicts for her clients.
Kelly is a Georgia native and resides in Suwanee. She is the mother of three boys.
• Supreme Court of Georgia
• Georgia Court of Appeals
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
• U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
• University of Georgia BA, Political Science
• University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, JD