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Melissa Lynn Kelso

Employment and labor Attorney at Carlisle, PA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2009
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Melissa serves as the Managing Member of Kelso Law, LLC. She focuses her practice in the areas of: Civil Litigation; Labor and Employment; Municipal Law; Business and Commercial Transactions; and Real Estate. She strives to provide her business and individual clients with efficient, competent, and responsive legal representation. Melissa, a Scranton native, graduated from King’s College in 2006, with a B.A. in Political Science. After obtaining her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2009, she relocated to Carlisle with her husband, Jason. She then gained invaluable experience clerking for Judge Louis J. Farina at the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County for two years before taking a position with a large firm in Harrisburg. Most recently, prior to opening Kelso Law, LLC, Melissa represented numerous business and municipal clients at a regional private firm. Along the way, she continually learned from these varying experiencing, honing her abilities to effectively represent her clients both inside and outside the courtroom. Melissa currently resides in Carlisle with her husband, daughter and two dogs, where she remains active in the community and committed to her practice. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Federal Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, and the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She is also accredited with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Associationand the Cumberland County Bar Association.


Kelso Law, LLC
396 Alexander Spring Road
Suite 1
Carlisle, PA, 17015
Melissa Lynn Kelso
9974 Molly Pitcher Hwy
Shippensburg, PA, 17257
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Posted by Chris | August 16, 2017
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Great at details
Melissa and jason were really great to work with and I'd reccomend them 100%!
Posted by Luu | May 4, 2017
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Business Contract
Melissa Kelso has all the attributes of a great attorney. She researched, analyzed, and listened to all my issues. Most importantly, she takes the time to understand, and break it down into plain language. Melissa' s wealth of experience and professionalism has assisted me in solving many of my business issues. Being a business owner, having an attorney with a solid track record is vital to my business success. I would retain her for my business legal needs each and every time.
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Posted by Blaine campbell | April 27, 2017
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Highly recommend
Never work with any by that paid more attention to detail and helped me out through many a hard cases
Posted by Matt | April 27, 2017
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Best Attorney in the area
I have a constant retainer with Kelso law. I own a growing business and Melissa has helped me with everything from making sure my business was completely legal to major conflict cases with clients. Melissa is always there for me if I ever need the smallest of questions answered. She cares about her clients and their best interest and is not just seeing dollar signs with her clients. She is very intelligent and very knowledgeable. I have had probably 4 or 5 high rated attorneys before Kelso law and Kelso law is by far the best attorney I have ever had. I will continue to use Kelso law for all my legal needs because I know I am in good and hands and I trust them completely.
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Posted by layton | April 27, 2017
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Superior Attorney
Melissa Kelso not only took care of all of my legal issues but she also helped to get my business registered and LLC. She does the extra leg work beyond her call of duty to help her clients become the best they can be.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2017
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Melissa was great!
I had the opportunity to work with Melissa for the first time during the Spring of 2017. She assisted me to organize my business partnership. Start to finish, Melissa is first class. Her knowledge and skills set her apart. She is adept and easily answered all of my questions throughout the process of organizing my partnership. Melissa kept me informed along the way and moved quickly to accommodate my needs. I would recommend her to my friends and family!
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Posted by Denise | April 27, 2017
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Thorough, trustworthy competent services
Atty Kelso was hired to assist in the legal aspects of the sale of my business. She and her staff were excellent. They had everything covered from start to finish and were extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the sale and contact. They worked closely with the new buyer's legal department and attorney without any issues whatsoever. My questions were always answered in terms I could understand. All of the paperwork, and there was quite a bit, was completed in a very timely fashion. I would highly recommend Atty Kelso and her staff for any legal matters. They are very easy to work with, very knowledgeable, and made the entire process move along seamlessly. I felt that I didn't have to worry about a thing because the entire process was in good hands.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Kelso Law, LLC
  • 2016 - Present


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • King's College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006


  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Attorney Kelso. She is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who always strives to reach the best possible outcome for her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kelso is a skilled attorney with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Attorney Kelso consistently provides competent and aggressive representation of her clients. Attorney Kelso communicates with her clients."
Business Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa is one of the most hardworking, yet personable, attorneys I have had the pleasure to encounter. She knows her stuff and any client is in good hands with this attorney working for them!"

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Carlisle Employment and labor Lawyer Melissa Lynn Kelso
Melissa Lynn Kelso
Employment and labor Attorney
Carlisle, PA
Licensed for 14 years