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Richard Kevin Kelsey

Litigation Attorney at Arlington, VA

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also known as Rich Kelsey

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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As a proven business executive and litigator, Rich offers clients valuable understanding on the relationship between business needs and litigation strategies. 

Richard Kelsey serves as Counsel to Impresa.  He is an experienced commercial litigator who brings a unique background not only in the courtroom but also in business, media, politics, and academia.  He uses this blend of skills to advise businesses on a myriad of complex issues. 

Upon graduating from George Mason Law School, Rich served a clerkship for the judges of the Arlington County Circuit Court.  Upon completion of his clerkship, Rich worked for a 1,500 lawyer international firm in its Northern Virginia office litigating for mid-size and large businesses, including many government contractors.  Rich was then recruited to become general counsel and ultimately the CEO of a technology company specializing in computer forensics, electronic discovery, and combating cyber-fraud.  After selling that company, Rich returned to George Mason Law School where he was an assistant dean and law professor, whose duties included classroom instruction and development.  Thanks to Rich’s leadership, GMU successfully launched the Center for the Protection of Intellectual property (CPIP).   Kelsey also taught Legal writing and an upper level course on discovery and electronic evidence.  In 2014, the law school graduating class honored him by selecting him as its graduation speaker.

Rich is a frequent legal analyst and commentator on radio, print and TV.  He has appeared on FOX Business News, FOX NEWS Radio, The Patriot XM, NPR, WMAL, WTOP, USA-9 TV, Channel  8 News  and dozens of stations across the country on legal issues.  National Public Radio carried his analysis of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial daily.

 His experience includes business contract disputes, non-compete agreements, and electronic discovery.   Rich is a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia and also practices in federal court in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

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Impresa Legal Group
3033 Wilson Bld.,
Suite 700
Arlington, VA, 22201


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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I have worked on numerous business litigation and civil litigation matters with Rich Kelsey. He is a fantastic litigator with an exceptional legal mind. If you are in need of a very good business or civil litigation attorney, you should consider Rich Kelsey.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Impresa Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant Dean
  • George Mason University School Of Law
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Professor
  • George Mason University School Of Law
  • 2007 - 2015
  • COO & General Counsel
  • The LW Group
  • 2006 - 2009
  • CEO
  • Turiss
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Reed Smith
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Arlington Circuit Court
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2006
  • George Mason Law Alumni association
  • member, President
  • 2000 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CLE Participant
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • 2015


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Speaking Engagements

  • Civil Jury Reality Show
  • Legal Education (Trials)
  • 2016
  • Criminal Trial Reality Show
  • Legal Education (Trials)
  • 2015
  • Bar Luncheon (DC)
  • Bob McDonnell Legal Overview
  • 2015
  • Reality Trial Show Civil
  • Legal Education (Trials)
  • 2014
  • George Mason Law School
  • Law Graduation
  • 2014
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Arlington Litigation Lawyer Richard Kevin Kelsey
Richard Kevin Kelsey
Litigation Attorney
Arlington, VA
Licensed for 24 years