Kelly Iverson


Kelly Iverson

Kelly Iverson is a partner at Carlson Lynch and serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Executive Management Committee. Kelly was born and raised in Pittsburgh where she received her 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 a claim representative at Travelers Insurance Company where she handled automobile liability claims.

After law school, Kelly joined a large Pittsburgh law firm. 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 late 2016, Kelly began working as co-counsel with Bruce Carlson and Gary Lynch in a consumer protection class action.  Through this work, Kelly gained firsthand knowledge of the dynamic collaboration between the high-caliber attorneys at Carlson Lynch. In February 2018, Kelly decided to join the Carlson Lynch team where she continues her established practice of advocating for consumers, both individually and on a class basis.

Kelly has been court appointed to leadership   in In re: Railway Industry (W.D. Pa.) (Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel; antitrust multi-district litigation arising out of employee “no-poach” agreements between competitors); and In re: Solara  Medical Supplies Data Breach Litigation (S.D. Cal.) (Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee; consolidated data breach class action). Additionally, Kelly has served on committees assisting the leadership teams in In re Equifax Litigation (N.D. Ga.) (data breach MDL); In Re: Marriott International, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation (D. Md.) (data breach MDL); First Choice Fed. Credit Union v. The Wendy’s Co. (W.D. Pa.) (consolidated data breach class action) (W.D. Pa.); and In re Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (N.D. Ga.) (consolidated data breach class action). Additionally, Kelly was court appointed Co-Lead Class Counsel on behalf of Settlement Classes in Flynn v. Concord Hospitality Enter. Co. (W.D. Pa.) and Flynn v. Aimbridge Hospitality (W.D. Pa.) (Americans with Disabilities Act class actions).

Kelly currently serves on the Board of Millvale Athletic Association, a local fast pitch 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 husband Nathan, their three children, and their Rottweiler/Lab mix Brewster.

In 2019, Kelly Iverson was selected to Super Lawyers – Rising Stars and the National Trial Lawyers of Pennsylvania Top 100.


  • 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.
    • Trial Advocacy:
      • 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.

Practice Jurisdictions

  • 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)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2018)
  • Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2019)