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Kelly Jean Hollowell

Business Attorney at Alexandria, VA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 12 years
    Virginia - VA 24 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kelly

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Dr. Kelly Hollowell, an accomplished scientist and registered patent attorney, concentrates her practice on intellectual property matters where she guides clients through the patent process.  She focuses on the mechanical arts and life sciences.


Stites & Harbison
1199 North Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA, 22314
Kelly Jean Hollowell
401 Commerce Street. uite 800
Nashville, TN, 37219
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Posted by Steve | July 9, 2015
More than an accomplished attorney
Kelly and I first crossed paths when a patent troll crossed mine four years ago. Her sage advice guided us safely over that nasty ogre's bridge completely unscathed. Since then, I've come to entrust Kelly and her team with a broad array of IP and corporate-related matters including, but not limited to, new patents, trademarks, IP agreements, and corporate formation. Obviously, Dr. Hollowell is an expert in a multi-disciplinary field that takes years to master. But, what sets her apart is a voracious curiosity for all things scientific, her honest concern for my issues, and the irrepressible enthusiasm she exudes in the pursuit of her craft. (While this might sound like hyperbole, I assure you that I've understated these characteristics.) She runs her practice with the same concern for her clients as I have for my customers. She's more than an accomplished attorney. She's a consummate business person, a technology geek, my trusted advisor and just a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Ryan | July 1, 2015
Startup Tech Company
Our startup company was, and continues to be, faced with unique copyright issues. Kelly helped us sort through our challenges from the beginning and assembled the team to engage our issues head on. Kelly is the most knowledgeable attorney I've worked with in the tech industry. Her knowledge about the industry on the whole and ability to understand complicated elements of our business has been impressive. I've also been impressed with her ability to work seamlessly with the different members and personalities of our team. Kelly has an "all in" personality and that's what you look for when you're starting and growing a business.
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Posted by Steve | June 30, 2015
Dr Hollowell PHD / JD
Dr Hollowell is the patent attorney for our firm, and has done an outstanding job. She is always on top of whatever document needs to be filed, and never lets a deadline slip up on us. She extremely professional and knowledgeable about all the aspects of patent law, and she can explain it to where it is easily understood. She is someone you can talk to and know that she not only will be the best attorney, and she will always be a step ahead. We filed a patent and it was approves by the USPO, and then she laid out a plan for widening the impact of our patent and protecting our intellectual property. She works diligently today to strengthen our patents so we won't have unforeseen issues in the future with someone trying to go around them. We have another very technical patent that has just been filed where she enlisted other professionals to build the application from scratch so to speak and made it a viable presentation to the USPO that we feel confident it will be approved. She went the second mile for us on this one especially...getting detailed drawings done and verbiage etc. for a tight presentation of the material and the idea to the USPO. We would highly recommend Dr Hollowell to anyone needing the consummate professional for their patent needs.
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Posted by Bill | June 30, 2015
President of an International Company
We work with a number of very good legal firms but Kelly has established the "Gold Standard" for us. She has excellent subject matter and technical knowledge that she packages in a very friendly, responsive and dedicated manner. She is just as concerned about our issues and challenges as we are and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that every detail is appropriately addresses.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 365-385 per hour


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stites & Harbison
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Williams Mullen
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Richmond, School Of Law
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Executive Director
  • SMI Biotechnology Consulting
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Kaufman & Canoles
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Miami
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1996
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Licensed Patent Attorney
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women Lawyers Alliance
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Regent University - Institute for the Study of Disabilities & Bioethics
  • Director
  • 2007 - 2007
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Honors and Awards

  • Challenging the Process
  • Lead Hampton Roads Chamber
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009


  • Aspatore - Developing A Patent Strategy
  • Proactive Planning, Challenges and Changes in Patent Law
  • 2014
  • Waller TIPS
  • Judges May Consider New Patent Evidence in Challeges to USPTO Rejections
  • 2012
  • Regent University Law Review
  • Defining A Person Under the 14th Amendment
  • 2002
  • Revised Statutes of Missouri Chapter 565.314 Section A MO
  • Human Genetic Engineering
  • 2002
  • Regent University Law Review
  • Cloning
  • 1998
  • Journal of Neurobiology
  • CRYP-2: A Receptor-Type Tyrosine Phosphatase selectively expressed by Developing Neurons
  • 1996
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Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would endorse Kelly without reservation. She is an excellent attorney and highly skilled, especially in matters involving intellectual property."
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Alexandria Business Lawyer Kelly Jean Hollowell
Kelly Jean Hollowell
Business Attorney
Alexandria, VA
Licensed for 24 years