Kelly Sofio is admitted to practice in Minnesota state courts.
With over 20 years of experience in her defense practice, Kelly Sofio is regarded by her peers and her clients as an authority on first-party automobile insurance law. She has tried numerous jury and court trials, as well as binding arbitrations.
She has adjudicated over 2,700 AAA and District Court no-fault and bodily injury cases and appeals, and appeared in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, and the Minnesota Supreme Court in the successful case Western Nat’l Ins. Co. v. Nguyen, 902 N.W.2d 645 (Minn. App. 2017), aff’d mem. (Minn. Sup. Ct. March 23, 2018).
She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, as well as currently involved in both the Women in the Law and Diversity committees.
Kelly is an AAA certified no-fault arbitrator. Her articles on winning strategies in no-fault cases have been published in the Minnesota Defense and Minnesota Claims magazines. She continues to conduct no-fault seminars for the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, the Twin Cities Claims Association and insurance company clients. Kelly routinely is the first call her colleagues and clients make when they have questions about Minnesota auto insurance law.
Kelly Sofio married fellow Hamline University School of Law Graduate Greg Sofio after graduation. They have three children and live in St. Paul.
University of Minnesota, B.A., 1993, (International Relations), Dean’s List, 1991-1993
Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, 2002 – present
American Arbitration Association No-Fault Arbitrator Panel, 2004 – present