- Senior Member
Kelton is a Senior Member and coordinator of the firm’s 24-Hour Emergency Response Team. He has significant experience defending trucking and transportation companies and manufacturers of all sorts of products, including recreational vehicles, commercial trailers, technical climbing equipment, home appliances, and automobiles in high stakes litigation. Kelton also has experience representing hotels and retailers in premises liability actions, municipalities in road use claims, and contractors in construction defect litigation, some of which involved claims of more than $20,000,000.
Licensed to practice before the state and federal courts in both Arizona and Utah, Kelton takes a commonsense approach to resolving cases as efficiently and effectively as circumstances permit. He has picked juries and tried cases to verdict in three states and has participated in scores of mediations and arbitrations on behalf of his clients.
Kelton is a frequent presenter at litigation seminars. In recent years, he has presented at seminars in Arizona, Colorado, California, Florida, Arkansas, Texas, New York, Illinois, and Tennessee on a wide range of topics. Kelton is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Utah State Bar, J. Reuben Clark Law Society and The Harmonie Group, an international affiliation of independent law firms.
A fourth generation Arizonan, Kelton has deep ties to the community. When not at work, he enjoys Canyoneering, exploring the backcountry in a Jeep, hiking, summiting as many of Colorado’s “14ers” as possible (14 so far!) and anything else that takes him outdoors with his wife and kids.
- Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
- J.D. - 2003
- Honors: Meritorious Achievement and Distinguished Service Award
- Brigham Young University
- B.S. - 2000
- Utah, 2003
- Arizona, 2004
- State Bar of Arizona
- State Bar of Utah
- American Bar Association
- The Harmonie Group
- J. Reuben Clark Law Society
- Boy Scouts of America