Sean P. Kelly

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Kelly Byrnes & Danker, PLLC
 | 3975 Fair Ridge Drive, Suite 275N
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: 703-224-0888
Fax: 703-268-5888
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    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
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Sean Kelly

    Admitted: 1993, Virginia

    Professional Webpage:


    • 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

    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
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    Office Location for Sean P. Kelly

    3975 Fair Ridge Drive
    Suite 275N
    Fairfax, VA 22033

    Phone: 703-224-0888

    Fax: 703-268-5888

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    Last Updated: 2/21/2021

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