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Kevin Reese Pettrey

About me

I am a criminal defense and domestic relations lawyer practicing throughout Virginia, but predominantly in the Hampton Roads area.


If you are charged with a crime, or if you are a man facing divorce, you need an attorney.


Having had divorced parents as a child, I understand the need for a father to fight for as much custody and visitation as possible in Virginia's system.  I have fought for custody for fathers, and I have won.  I have fought against spousal support payments and I have fought to protect assets such as retirement accounts, military retirement, homes, and personal property, and I have won.


With experience defending clients charged with offenses ranging from reckless driving to violent felonies such as malicious wounding, rape, sexual offenses against children and child pornography, and more, I bring the experience you need to reach the result you want in any criminal case.


Contact me today.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    5 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    5 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    5 years



Hourly ($250-290/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • JohnPaul Callan

    Kevin is a thorough and diligent attorney. He knows the law and is willing to zealously represent his clients in order to get the best possible outcome. I highly recommend him for any family law dispute.


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  • Clayton Andrew Worthington

    Kevin gives great advice in your time of need. Either in the criminal or domestic relations field, he can assess the situation and quickly get to the heart of the issues. I endorse him.


    Clayton Worthington Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

638 Independence Parkway
Suite 240
Chesapeake, VA, 23320


VAAuthorized to practice law201103/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top LawyerGlobal Directory Who's Who2015
Honors in the MajorGeorge Mason University2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Law Office of Kevin R. Pettrey, PLC2015 - Present
Senior Litigation AttorneySwango Law, PC2014 - 2015
AttorneySwango Law, P.C.2012 - 2014
Attorney and OwnerThe Pettrey Law Office, PLC2011 - 2012
Legal InternChesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney's Office2010 - 2010
Legal InternFederal Public Defender2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chesapeake DUI 3rdCase Dismissed
Credit Card Theft FelonyReduced to 1 Misdemeanor
Virginia Beach Felony Assault on Police OfficerReduced to misdemeanor.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The ChampionReckless Driving Defense to DUI2013
The ChampionVirginia Myths: The Right to Preliminary Hearing and Nolle Pros2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
George Mason UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Upper Class CompetitionCriminal Law and Litigation2012