Kelly K. Iverson
Kelly Iverson, a partner at Carlson Lynch, was born and raised in Pittsburgh where she received a degree in Business Management from Chatham University and her Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Kelly spent four years working as an insurance claims representative at Travelers Insurance Company where she handled automobile liability claims.
After law school, Kelly joined one of Pittsburgh’s largest law firms where she spent nine years. She was fortunate to have the unusual opportunity at such a firm to advocate on behalf of injured consumers and individuals, in personal injury cases and class actions. Kelly has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts. She served as lead counsel at trial in federal court in a medical malpractice action, receiving a verdict in her client’s favor for the maximum statutory damage award. Kelly’s trial practice also includes second chair experience in jury trials, commercial arbitration, and underinsured motorist arbitration. Kelly has also argued in front of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
In early 2017, Kelly began working as co-counsel with Bruce Carlson in a class action against a multi-level marking company, LuLaRoe, for improper sales tax charges to consumers. Through this work, Kelly gained firsthand knowledge of the dynamic collaboration between the high-caliber attorneys at this firm. Within a year, Kelly decided to join Bruce and his partners at Carlson Lynch to continue her established practice of advocating for consumers, both individually and on a class basis.
Kelly currently serves on the Board of Millvale Athletic Association, a local fastpitch softball organization. From 2010 through 2017, Kelly served as a high school mock trial attorney advisor for Fort Cherry High School and Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy.
Kelly lives in Lawrenceville with her partner, Nathan, their three children and their Rottweiler/Lab mix, Brewster.
Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA - Graduated 2009
Juris Doctor – Summa Cum Laude
- Associate Recent Decisions Editor, Duquesne University Law Review.
- CALI Award recipient for excellence in Legal Research and Writing.
- First Place, Buffalo/Niagara National Mock Trial Competition, 2008. At the time, Buffalo/Niagara was the largest invitational trial competition in the nation.
- Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County Mock Trial Competition (“Gourley Cup”), 2007 and 2008.
- Shalom Moot Court Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy.
- Louis L. Manderino Honor Society for Meritorious Service to the Trial Advocacy Program.
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA - Graduated 2002
B.A., Business Management – Magna Cum Laude
- Volunteer: Legal Resources for Women.
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2009); U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2009); U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (2015); Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (2016).