Walt Kelly Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Walt Kelly Enterprises, Inc.
  • Phone: 507 454 5147
  • Website: waltkelly.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Construction and Risk Management

Specialty Focus: Excavation damage, One-Call, Telecom/fiber-optic and electric Damage, Horizontal Directional Drilling, Pipeline and building explosions, Hazardous liquid and gas distribution and transmission damage, Utility locating, OSHA 1926.651, Sewer Cross-Bores, Common Ground Alliance, Call Before You Dig.

Education: BA , St. Mary's University of Minnesota; MS, Winona State University

Years in Practice: 25

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 3


Additional Information

Experienced as Director of state office of Pipeline Safety enforcing one-call laws. Consultant to Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Wrote, testified for, or assisted in passing excavation damage legislation in a dozen states. Has called in 12,000 excavation notices in 16 states. Presently active on national policy making organizations such as the Common Ground Alliance Best Practices Committee, writing for trade publications, and developing damage prevention tracks for national trade conferences. Providing expert witness work since 1995 for plaintiff and defense.