Attorney Profile – Daniel F. Kellington



Daniel F. Kellington

My first mentor was Stanley Jones. I was an associate of and of counsel to the Giacomini, Jones & etc, Klamath Falls law firm for a period of about 20 years. For that firm I tried a number of cases in Klamath Falls and other courts around the state, defending insurance companies against the claims of injured persons.

About 30 years ago I saw the light and since then I have not represented insurance companies, but have only represented injured persons in their claims against insurance companies.

In injury cases, my goal is to get my clients a fair settlement. In some cases a trial or arbitration is necessary to get a resolution.

My Mentor in the area of probate law was Anthony Giacomini, who helped me handle many complicated probates.

My daughter, Wendie Kellington, was my partner for about two years in 1982-1983. She is now in Lake Oswego and practices Administrative Law with a focus on land development and airspace rights associated with drone regulations.

My son, Edward DeMott, formerly a captain and pilot for Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines, is now a legal assistant and aeronautical adviser to Wendie Kellington.

My son, Michael Kellington, was my partner for about 18 years and is still in Medford, but now practicing criminal law for the defense.

My father, G. W. “Bill” Kellington, 1903-1982, who practiced law in Medford, taught us kids respect for the law. My brother, Bruce Kellington, also practiced law in Medford, prior to his retirement in 2014.

Bruce’s son, Bill Kellington, practices law in Olympia, Washington.

Our family goals have been to keep practicing until we get it right.

My daughter Kathy Kellington is a registered nurse, lives in Phoenix, Oregon, and works for Aetna as a supervisor of nurses in several western states.

My daughter, Jennifer Jameson, is a development and communications coordinator at Dress for Success Oregon.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Masters degree in Anthropology.


Juris Doctor, 1965, Northwestern College of Law, Portland,
Later merged with Lewis & Clark

Bachelor’s Degree, University of Oregon, 1959

Associations & Memberships

Oregon State Bar

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death,
Probate and Wills

Bar Admissions

Oregon, 1965
U.S. Federal District Court, 1967
9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986

Hobbies and Other Activities

Tennis, USTA 3.5
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer