Consumer Author and Trial Lawyer

The Memorandum –
A True Story of Justice
Forged from Fire

A Shocking Look at an Auto Giant’s Deadly Cover-Up and a Grieving Family’s Fight for Justice​.

In The Memorandum, attorney Robert W. Kelley offers a ​gripping account of his years-long epic battle against one ​of the world’s most powerful companies and his efforts to seek justice for a family devastated by its misconduct.​

Part legal thriller, part personal memoir, part trial strategy, attorney Kelley’s narrative brings to life one of the most important legal cases of the decade. A giant corporation, a secret memo exposing its reprehensible conduct, legions of defense lawyers blocking the truth, all brought to justice by Kelley and his relentless band of warriors.

“A well-written and engrossing tale of a real-life legal battle.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“The child, the fire, the trial. I started to cry more than once – great books tend to have that effect on a reader. The work of a trial lawyer and the workings of a trial were perfectly described. This book is fantastic!”

– Honorable Thomas M. Lynch IV, ​Retired Judge

“I couldn’t put down The Memorandum, the shocking true story of a small law firm’s fight for truth and justice against General Motors and their army of lawyers and executives. This book left me in awe and cheering for the good guys facing insurmountable odds.”

– C. Rich Newsome, ​Past President Florida Justice Association

Robert W. Kelley is an award-winning American trial lawyer, author, and co-founder of one of the nation’s premier catastrophic injury and wrongful death law firms – Kelley | Uustal. Bob battles for justice on behalf of people seriously injured by the negligence or misconduct of individuals and corporations in complex, high-profile trials.

His new book The Memorandum – a True Story of Justice Forged from Fire, launched in November through Sutton Hart Press, achieving both Amazon and Kindle #1 bestseller status in several categories by the end of its first week.

An expert legal commentator for national news outlets and featured MENSA speaker, lawyer Kelley divides his time between his Fort Lauderdale law office and the Florida Keys where he founded the DiveBar, an environmental nonprofit bar association, with his wife Kerry.