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ShaRon Marie Grayson Kelsey

also known as ShaRon M. Kelsey

About me

Attorney Kelsey is a Native Washingtonian.  She grew up in Northeast Washington until the age of 12, when she moved into the suburbs.  Ms. Kelsey graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1979 and has been a resident of Prince George's County ever since (with the exception of her law school years, when she returned back to the District to attend Georgetown University Law School).  As a long time Prince George's County resident, Ms. Kelsey has not only represented a fair amount of the county's residents, but she has lived among, socialized with and forged many great professional, spiritual and social friendships.  She is in tune with the concerns and challenges of her neighbors and residents of MD and DC and she works everyday to assist them in any way she can.  Over the years, Ms. Kelsey has gained the friendship and trust of each of and every client.  Call her, she can help you too!


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 50%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Family: 15%
    23 years, 100 cases
  3. Probate: 10%
    23 years, 20 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    23 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Frank Morris II

    I endorse this lawyer. She is a knowledgeable bankruptcy practitioner. I would refer this attorney clients.


    Frank Morris Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

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    Ms. Kelsey and I were partners, with the firm of Kelsey & DeBerry, for more than fifteen (15) years. During that time, Ms. Kelsey showed a thorough knowledge of all legal areas in which she practiced law, including bankruptcy, estates and trusts and workers' compensation. Her experience as a legal studies professor and real estate broker, provided her with the necessary skills to consistently provide her clients with the assistance they needed with regard to all aspects of their case and while doing so, she always kept her clients as her primary focus. it was always her goal to serve her clients to the best of her ability and with their specific interests at heart. In so doing, she never compromised the legal well-being of her clients' or her legal integrity. It was a pleasure to work with her and I would, without hesitation, recommend her to represent your legal needs!


    Sharon Christmas-Deberry Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Kelsey Law Firm

North Oak Professional Park
3034 Mitchellville Road
Bowie, MD, 20716


DCActive 199306/14/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationChristmas In April2015
Governor's CitationGovenor Martin O' Malley2015
Letter of AppreciationFirst Baptist Church of Glen Arden2014
Recogintion of Outstanding ServiceDistrict Court of Maryland - Alternative Dispute Resolution2013
Recognition of Oustanding ServiceRecognition of Outstanding Service2013
Letter of AppreciationGreater Mt. Nebo AME Church2013
Recognition of Outstanding ServiceDistrict Court -Alternative Dispute Resolution2012
Recognition of Outstanding ServiceDistrict Court -Alternative Dispute Resolution2011
Recognition and Appreciation for Hardwork to AssociationJ Franklyn Bourne Bar Association2011
Recognition of Outstanding ServiceDistrict Court -Alternative Dispute Resolution2010
Recognition of Outstanding ServiceDistrict Court -Alternative Dispute Resolution2009
President's AwardJ Franklyn Bourne Bar Association2009
Certificate of AppreciationCourt of Appeals of Maryland2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Kelsey Law Firm2012 - Present
Sole Contract Child Abuse and Neglect Appeal AttorneyPrince George's Co. Dept. Of Social Services2011 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Maryland Unviersity College2004 - Present
Real Estate BrokerKelsey Realty, Inc.2001 - Present
Sole Contract CounselCalvert County Department of Social Services2007 - 2011
Managing PartnerKelsey and DeBerry, LLC1998 - 2012
AttorneyLaw office of ShaRon Kelsey1995 - 1998
Associate AttorneyKoonz, McKenney, Johnson & Regan1990 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Attorney Grievance Commission (Maryland)Peer Review Attorney2014 - Present
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar AssociationTreasurer2014 - Present
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, Scholarship CommitteeChair - Scholarship Comm2010 - Present
Seventh Circuit judicial Nominating CommitteeAppointed attorney2007 - Present
National Association RealtorsReal Estate Broker2001 - Present
Prince George's County Association of RealtorsReal Estate Broker2001 - Present
Maryland Association of RealtorsReal Estate Broker1999 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1993 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Prince George's County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar AssociationTreasurer2013 - 2014
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar AssociationTreasurer2012 - 2013
Attorney Grievance Commission (Maryland)Peer Review Attorney2012 - 2014
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar AssociationTreasurer2011 - 2012
Attorney Grievance Commission (Maryland)Peer Review Attorney2010 - 2012
National Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2011
Attorney Grievance Commission (Maryland)Peer Reveiw Attorney2008 - 2010
Attorney Grievance Commission (Maryland)Peer Review Attorney2006 - 2008
Women's Bar Association of MarylandPast Vice President2000 - 2001
Women's Bar Association of MarylandPast Secretary1999 - 2000
Women's Bar Association of MarylandPast Treasurer1998 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
BankruptcyHome Saved!
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Publication nameTitleDate
MarylandLawyerKelsey - Blog2014 Resolution-Expunge Criminal Records2013
MarylandLawyerKelsey - BlogCorporal Punishment - When is it Abuse2013
MarylandLawyerKelsey - BlogCross-Collateralization: When Can a Credit Union Hold Your Car Title Hostage? When You Let Them.2013
MarylandLawyerKelsey - BlogConsider Tomorrow When You Co-Sign Today!2013
MarylandLawyerKelsey - BlogAre Charged Off Debts Uncollectible Debts?2013
MarylandLawyerKelsey - BlogAm I Responsible for the Payment of My Deceased Loved One’s Debts? Well, Maybe!2013
MarylandLawyerKelsey - BlogWhen Should I Update My Will?2013
MarylandLawyerKelsey - BlogDoes Money Left in My Bank Account Have to Go Through Probate?2013
University of Maryland University CollegeChild In Need of Assistance (Course Content)2010
University of Maryland University CollegeBankruptcy Law for Paralegals (Course Content)2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pro Bono Resource CenterForeclosure DefenseCertification2009
MICPELCivil Mediation - 40 Hour CertificationTrainingCertification2006
UMUC - WebTychoDistance EducationCertification2004
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Maryland, University CollegeBusiness Management/Labor RelationsB.S. - Magna Cum Laude1989
Montgomery CollegeBanking and Financial Management/Human Resources-Labor RelationsAssociate of Arts1986
American Institute of BankingBanking and Financial ManagementCettificate1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wills for HeroesWills, Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills2014
NBA Mid-year ConferenceEthics and Avoidng Attorney Grievances2014
Mid-Year Conference - Wash, DCNuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy2014
Law DayBankruptcy2014
So You Want to Be a JudgeReal Talk and Tips for Aspiring Maryland Judges2013
Pro Bono Law DayEstate Administration & Bankruptcy2013
Legal Seminar - Law DayGuardianship2013
Law DayEstate Planning2013
Estate Planning for SeniorsEstate Planning2013
Ask-a-LawyerOne-on-One Free Legal Consults2013
Ask-a-LawyerDebt Management/Financial Planning/Estates2013
Ask-a-LawyerBankruptcy/Wills and Estates2012
Bankruptcy SeminarBankruptcy2001

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