Saul Ewing Further Strengthens Litigation Practice with Addition of Toyja E. Kelley

Saul Ewing Further Strengthens Litigation Practice with Addition of Toyja E. Kelley

(Baltimore, Md. - 2016-05-24)

Saul Ewing LLP, a full-service law firm with more than 270 lawyers in 11 East Coast offices, today announced that Toyja E. Kelley has joined the firm as a partner in the Commercial Litigation practice.  He will be resident in the firm’s Baltimore, Md. office.

Mr. Kelley represents large public and medium-sized businesses in complex commercial disputes involving construction, professional and product liability, business torts, and insurance coverage.  He has achieved positive results for businesses in the manufacturing, retail, real estate, and automotive industries, among others.  He has extensive trial experience in the state and federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Kelley also has been an active member and leader of the DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar for many years.  In 2015, the organization elected him 2nd vice president, and in 2018, he will be installed as president of the nearly 22,000-member international organization.

“Toyja is an extremely well-regarded trial lawyer.  His vast experience litigating in state and federal courts on a wide variety of matters will enhance the services we offer to clients. We are fortunate to have him on board,” said Ted Baines, Chair of Saul Ewing’s Litigation Practice.

In 2008, Mr. Kelley played a lead role in organizing the JTBF Conference for the Just The Beginning Foundation (JTBF), a national non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting greater diversity in the field of law.  He was a member of the Executive Planning Committee on behalf of the State of Maryland, and in this capacity helped organize its eighth biennial conference, which took place in Washington.

His professional honors and recognitions include Maryland Daily Record’s Very Important Professionals and Influential Marylanders Awards, and he has been named to the Maryland Super Lawyers list for the past six years.

Mr. Kelley earned his law degree from William & Mary Law School and his undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College.