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Monica R. Kelly

Monica R. Kelly, Of Counsel

Doctor in Jurisprudence
Attorney at Law (Illinois, USA)
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of London & Wales

Mrs. Kelly attained much of her higher education as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship through the Institute of International Education (IIE). Fulbright alumni have the distinction of winning more Nobel Prizes than those of any other academic program. After attending the IIE, she earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois Mrs. Kelly has also studied law in Peru and Italy.

Mrs. Kelly attended the renowned Institute of Legal Practice at Oxford University, enabling her to become Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. This provides Ribbeck Law clients with representation in the United States' court system and in the United Kingdom where many USA corporations are insured or reinsured.

Additionally, she brings an invaluable perspective to clients because of previous experience as in-house counsel for one of the world's largest insurance companies – Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. There she represented local and international clients such as Northwest Airlines, UPS, IBM, Red Lobster, The Field Museum of Natural History, Evanston Hospital, McNeal Hospital, and CSX. That experience provides immeasurable insight to clients by enabling Ribbeck Law lawyers to understand the way insurance companies and corporations perceive claims before and after a catastrophic incident.

Mrs. Kelly has represented families involved in aviation disasters around the world. Mrs. Kelly has worked on:

Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, February 25, 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aeroflot Flight 821, September 14, 2008, Perm, Russia
Spanair Flight 5022, August 20, 2008, Madrid, Spain
Cessna Caravan, Chile, 2008
Kenya Airways Flight 507, May 5, 2007, Douala, Cameroon
Garuda Flight 200, March 7, 2007, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
One-Two-Go Flight 269, September 16, 2007, Phuket Island, Thailand
Adam Air Flight 574, January 1, 2007, Manado, Indonesia: multi-million dollar settlement
AtlasJet Flight 4203, November 30, 2007, Isparta, Turkey
Gol Airlines Flight 1907, September 29, 2006, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Chalk's Ocean Airways, December 19, 2005, Miami, Florida, USA: multi-million dollar settlement
Tans Airlines Flight 204, August 23, 2005, Pucallpa, Peru
Mandala Airlines Flight 091, September 5, 2005, Medan, Indonesia
American Eagle Flight 5401, May 9, 2004, San Juan, Puerto Rico: settled
Flash Airlines Flight 604, January 3, 2004, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Tol Air 12, July 2004, Virgin Islands
Lion Air Flight 538, November 30, 2004, Solo, Indonesia: multi-million dollar settlement
ATA Airlines, Chicago, USA: settled May 9, 2004, San Juan, Puerto Rico: settled
China Airlines Flight 611, May 25, 2002, Penghu Islands, Taiwan: multi-million dollar settlement
American Airlines 587, November 12, 2001, Belle Harbor, New York, USA: multi-million dollar settlement
Air Philippines Flight 541, April 19, 2000, Samal Island, Philippines: multi-million dollar settlement
Singapore Airlines Flight 006, October 31, 2000, Taipei, Taiwan: multi-million dollar settlement
Egypt Air Flight 990, October 31, 1999, New York, USA
LAPA Airlines Flight 3142, August 31, 1999, Buenos Aires, Argentina: multi-million dollar settlement
Swissair Flight 111, September 2, 1998, Nova Scotia, Canada: multi-million dollar settlement
Austral Airlines, Flight 2553, October 10, 1997: multi-million dollar settlement
Garuda Airlines Flight 152, September 26,1997, Medan, Indonesia: (first part settled)

Mrs. Kelly recently gained membership into the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), www.IAWA.org. And, she is involved in the Aviation and Environmental Law Committees of the Chicago Bar Association. Mrs. Kelly is a member of the American Association for Justice, The American Bar Association and the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association.