Sean P. Kelly

Top rated Family Law attorney in Fairfax, Virginia

Kelly Byrnes & Danker, PLLC
Sean P. Kelly
Kelly Byrnes & Danker, PLLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1993

Education: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Kelly Byrnes & Danker, PLLC

3975 Fair Ridge Drive
Suite 275N
Fairfax, VA 22033 Visit website


A founding attorney at Kelly Byrnes & Danker, PLLC, Sean P. Kelly focuses his practice exclusively on family law matters. From the firm's offices in Fairfax and Leesburg, Virginia, he provides representation to residents throughout the portions of the state adjacent to the District of Columbia who are facing the end of their marriage and thus need advice and counsel with respect to divorce issues such as the division of complex assets and debt, child support and visitation, and alimony. A forceful courtroom advocate for his clients, Mr. Kelly also often attempts to seek an accord on some of these issues through alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiations and mediation.

Mr. Kelly works closely with forensic accountants and other financial professionals when seeking to locate hidden assets or to place a valuation on business interests for property division purposes. He also has family law experience in the preparation and review of prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Kelly has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2011, and he has been named to Washingtonian Magazine's annual Top Lawyers list on several occasions.

Majoring in English and history, Mr. Kelly attended the University of Scranton as an undergraduate, and in 1990, he received a Bachelor of Arts. He then pursued a legal education at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. Prior to co-founding Kelly Byrnes & Danker, PLLC, he was a partner at another area family law firm. Admitted to practice in both Virginia and New Jersey, Mr. Kelly is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1993, Virginia

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Virginia State Bar Council 2002-2008, 2010 - 2016
  • Virginia State Bar's Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, Chair, 2008 and 2009
  • Virginia State Bar's Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, Member, 2007
  • Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee for the 5th District, 2000-2006
  • Top Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2011-Present
  • One of the D.C. area's best divorce lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, 2009
  •  Super Lawyers in Virginia and/or Washington, D.C., 2007-Present

Office location for Sean P. Kelly

3975 Fair Ridge Drive
Suite 275N
Fairfax, VA 22033

Phone: 703-239-4921


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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