Kelly Hughes Iverson
Kelly Hughes Iverson specializes in products liability and litigation. She joined Goodell DeVries in 1994 and became a partner in 2001. She has represented numerous community hospitals, academic medical centers and individual health care practitioners in malpractice claims. She also has represented manufacturers in injury claims.
Iverson is the treasurer of The Bar Association of Baltimore City and vice president of the Baltimore Bar Foundation. She is chairwoman of the Civil Subcommittee within the Pattern Jury Instruction Committee for the Maryland State Bar Association and also serves on the group’s law committee. By working with these groups, Iverson hopes to improve relationships and collegiality within the legal community.
“Some may think it counterintuitive,” she admitted. “But strong collegial relationships with opposing counsel allow us to be more effective advocates for our clients. I also believe in providing lawyers with the tools they need – such as improved jury instructions – to better represent their clients.”
With her colleagues at Goodell DeVries, Iverson serves meals quarterly at Our Daily Bread. The experience is important, she said, because they are serving those in need. But it also gives her and her coworkers the chance to work together in a different setting. In addition, Iverson is a board member at St. Agnes Catholic School and for the Young Victorian Theatre Company.
“I feel strongly that the arts and artistic expression are of vital importance to a civil and diverse society,” Iverson said. “I hope to be able through my volunteer work to bring the arts to a wider audience.”
Iverson graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and The College of William and Mary.