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Sidney H. Kelsey, Jr., P.C.
Holland Commerce Center
468 S. Independence Blvd.,
Suite A112
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Phone: 757-497-2107
Fax: 757-456-9059
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Sidney Harrison Kelsey Jr.

Sidney Harrison Kelsey Jr.

Sole Practitioner
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Sidney H. Kelsey, Jr. is a practicing trial attorney in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area with over 37 years of experience. Mr. Kelsey previously practiced with his father, Sidney H. Kelsey, Sr. in the firm of Kelsey & Kelsey in Norfolk, Virginia for some 10 years in the third generation of attorneys in the family. He specializes in the areas of Personal Injury, Maritime Law, State and Federal Workers’ Compensation Law, Criminal Defense and Traffic cases. Mr. Kelsey is a sole practitioner whose law firm is centrally located in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach, Virginia only a short distance from most Courts in the area.

After his graduation from high school in Hampton Roads, Mr. Kelsey served in the U. S. Air Force and returned to graduate from Washington and Lee School of Law, after which he went into trial practice with his father. During that time, Mr. Kelsey, Jr. earned valuable experience with his father who was a notable successful attorney up and down the east coast.

Mr. Kelsey was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1971 and he has been admitted to and practices in all the State and Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has also been admitted to the United States Court of Veterans Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Claims and in the past has been a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Bar Association, and numerous professional and civic organizations.

Mr. Kelsey welcomes your inquiries and contact with his office and gives a free consultation to those who seek his counsel in his specialties. Other services, especially in the areas of litigation or lawsuits, are also provided by Mr. Kelsey due to his extensive trial experience.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Maritime Law
  • State and Federal Workers' Compensation Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals
  • Victorian Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D.
  • East Tennessee State University
    • B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Air Force

At the law office of Sidney H. Kelsey, Jr., P.C., in Virginia Beach, I represent people throughout the Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore and Southeastern Virginia, including Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Jamestown; and in Northampton County, Southampton County, Franklin County, York County, James City County and Isle of Wight County.