Kelly Hyman is an attorney who is focused on class action lawsuits and mass tort litigation. Through her dedication and hard work, many plaintiffs have been able to receive significant settlements from unscrupulous companies. She has worked as a clerk for Federal bankruptcy judges as well as U.S. District Court judges.
Hyman is a skilled negotiator and is able to help her clients navigate the difficult landscape of class action cases. Her expertise includes litigation regarding tobacco and medical equipment litigation, among other tort filings.
Hyman is a native Floridian who was raised in Southern California and New York City. She has a background in acting, with voice, stage, and screen acting credits. She is a popular public speaker who has presented topics such as mass tort litigation, improvisation for attorneys, and mindfulness meditation.
Kelly Hyman will continue to be an important force in the area of mass tort litigation, providing her clients with the best possible representation for maximum returns.
What was your best/favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in school was drama. I loved acting from a very young age. Growing up in Southern California and New York City, there were plenty of opportunities to get into the business. I truly loved being on stage and working with my friends to create amazing new productions.
What was your first job?
My first job was acting when I was five years old.
Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
After I received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from UCLA, I decided to go to law school. I attended law school at the University of Florida at the Levin College of Law. My first legal job was clerking for the Honorable Robert Mark, who was a bankruptcy judge in Florida.
How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
My early experiences with acting have made me creative and quick on my feet. I am good at adapting to new situations. Clerking has taught me a great deal about the legal profession. This has come in very handy as my career has progressed.
Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
The best day is when I know that I’m helping people with their problems and solving their problems. I am very proud that I have been able to help people who were injured or sickened.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
Knowing that I am having a positive effect in someone’s life and making a difference. I have a strong desire to see justice brought to companies who have sold ineffective or harmful products to unwitting customers.
What kind of business ideas excite you most?
I am always interested in new legal software that is intended to make a law practice easier and more efficient to run.
Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
I haven’t taken any unorthodox steps. My firm does a fair amount of advertising on television, and it helps potential clients find my firm.
What personal achievement are you most proud of?
Meeting my husband and enjoying time with him.
What wisdom would you have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
I would encourage my younger self that you can achieve anything that you want and to follow your passion and your dreams. Dreams do come true.