Kelly Lippincott is a Partner in the Alexandria office of Gordon & Rees. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage, product liability, and professional liability. Her clients include insurers, manufacturers, distributors, lawyers, title agents, real estate agents, and insurance agents who rely on Ms. Lippincott to defend civil lawsuits and develop ways to avoid litigation.
Ms. Lippincott has first-chaired dozens of jury and bench trials in federal and state courts in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She also has argued before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In addition, Ms. Lippincott’s experience as a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer brings a unique understanding to her defense work.
In the area of insurance coverage, she has advised insurers on an array of matters and defended insurers in federal and state courts. Ms. Lippincott has litigated disputes involving property coverage, life insurance coverage, and additional-insureds, as well as other areas of coverage.
In product liability suits in federal and state courts, Ms. Lippincott has represented a wide variety of manufacturers and distributors.
Ms. Lippincott has successfully tried professional liability cases brought against realtors, insurance agents, and attorneys. She previously served as chair of the Professional Liability Section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.
Before entering private practice, Ms. Lippincott clerked for the Hon. Patricia A. Broderick of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. During law school, Ms. Lippincott served as a student-attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic, both representing criminal defendants and prosecuting criminal matters in the Maryland District Court for Montgomery County.
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Chair of Professional Liability Section, 2010–2011
Defense Research Institute, Membership Vice Chair of the DRI Products Liability Committee, 2012
Program Co-Vice Chair for the Defense Research Institute’s Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, 2017
Program Chair for the Defense Research Institute’s Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, 2018
Editor for Defense Research Institute’s For the Defense, Insurance Law Committee dedicated issues
Online Community Vice Chair for Defense Research Institute’s Insurance Law Committee