Sean P. Kelly has practiced exclusively in the area of family law and
divorce for his entire career as a lawyer, which began in 1994. Having
"grown up" in the field, Sean has extensive litigation experience and a
significant knowledge and understanding of the law. One benefit of his
years of litigation experience is that it affords a seasoned trial
lawyer like Sean many more opportunities to achieve fair and equitable
settlements for his clients. His substantial trial experience, coupled
with his opponents' awareness of his willingness to take cases to trial,
opens the door to the world of productive settlement discussions.
Sean's style of practice, integrity and demeanor have earned him the
respect of his adversaries and the judges before whom he appears, and in
February 2009 Washingtonian magazine recognized him as one of the D.C.
area's best divorce lawyers. Washingtonian magazine also named Sean to
its Top Lawyers list in its December 2009 edition, as well as in its
December 2011 edition. Sean was also included in The Best Lawyers in
America beginning in 2011 and has been selected for inclusion again in
2012, and has been named to Super Lawyers in Virginia and/or Washington,
D.C. since 2007.
During his 17 plus years in practice, Sean
has litigated and/or settled all types of family law cases, including
custody and visitation, equitable distribution of assets, and spousal
and child matters. He has been involved in complex business valuation
cases and the tracing of assets, often working closely with experts in
forensic accounting. No matter how big or small a case may appear to
be, Sean diligently represents each of his clients and ardently strives
to achieve each client's specific goals.
Sean also has a long
history of service to his profession. Sean was selected to and served
on the Virginia State Bar Council from 2002-2008, and was re-elected to
Bar Council again in 2010 and is presently serving a three year term.
Previously he served as a member of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary
Committee for the 5th district from 2000-2006, twice serving as
secretary, and was also elected to serve as the Chair of the Virginia
State Bar's Judicial Nominations Committee in 2008 and 2009, a committee
to which he was initially selected as a member in 2007.