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Stephen Harold Kennedy Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Roanoke, VA

4.6   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Drugs, DWI, Theft, Assault & Battery

    16 years

  2. Litigation
    Real Estate disputes, Contracts

  3. Family
    Divorce, Child Custody, Visitation and Support

Born in Lynchburg, I have been a lifelong resident of Virginia.  I am married with two children and two step-children, all of which are inspirations.  I am an active runner with a love of everything outdoors.  I enjoy volunteer opportunities and make time for the community every chance that I get.  


Stephen H. Kennedy, Jr., Attorney at Law, PLLC
120 Church Ave., SW, Suite C
Roanoke, VA, 24011-1906

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4.6 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Kennedy is the BEST lawyer ever! He listens and will do everything he can to help you!!
Posted by Josh | October 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Mr Kennedy did what I thought was the impossible. He turned my divorce and child custody case nightmare in to a happy ending. For this I thank him always. I truly have to say hes the best I've seen out there. It was a crazy road but when you have him by your side it's almost like a friendship he's trustworthy, patient and knows his laws thanks Mr Kennedy.
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Posted by Crissy | November 25, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
5 Stars
Mr. Kennedy is a excellent Lawyer!! Works hard each case and always stright forward and to the point with you. From day one you know he will be honest with you and fight for your rights and what's best for you. Mr. Kennedy is here for you. Always stays on top of your case and in touch with you until the case is final and over.
Posted by April Crawford | May 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My custody case lawyer
Mr Kennedy did an amazing job for my family. Without going into too much detail. I had been fighting for my 10 yr old son since 2010. Last year I hired Mr Kennedy with dreams of just getting visitation because I thought custody was too far fetched. Long story short I walked out of court Jan 2017 with not only custody but full custody of my son. I hope to never need him again but if I do I know I have him in my corner and trust him to the fullest. I also am on a very fixed income and he worked with me and still is. I consider this man not just my lawyer but my family life saver. He reunited my son and I when I was running out of hope.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2017
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Alimony--Long Distance
I moved to Florida several years ago and needed a lawyer in Virginia to help try to terminate a "pay for life" alimony case. Stephen had a great PI who worked the case for a year to get the needed evidence. Throughout the year Stephen keep me updated by email and phone. After many years of paying $$$ alimony with no end in sight Stephen with the evidence collected was able too negotiation a nice settlement and termination of alimony!! I was able too do all of this without ever meeting Stephen or having to travel back to Virginia.
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Posted by Cody | August 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer
I have retained Mr. Kennedy twice now and both times I walked out of Bedford County courthouse with my daughter and son from two previous relationships. He is an amazing attorney. Both times in court with different mothers he was able to prove that beyond a reasonable doubt they were unfit parents. Both of my children are now safe and in my care full time. Mr. Kennedy was very professional, kind, and courteous.
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Posted by Rocky | July 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
I retained Stephen for my divorce when my wife left. He is very smart and easy to understand. He is pleasant at all times and knows the laws. He helped me get "primary physical custody" of our 2 children and she was ordered to pay child support. He also helped to get my kids back when their mother filed a protective order against me for alleged "family abuse", and took the kids for 2 weeks. I could have no contact. Stephen represented me and was able to help prove the allegations to be false and I got the kids back. I would highly recommend Stephen!
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Posted by Mark | July 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Allred v Allred
I came to Mr. Kennedy after he was suggested to me through ARAG which is a benefit offered to me through my employer. I was a year and six months into my separation and had had two lawyers that had done nothing for me to help my case. There was identity theft, defamation of character and loss of property among other things involved. Mr. Kennedy was knowledgeable, warm and understanding. There was a lot to catch up on and then more to proceed with. He worked diligently to get a fair outcome without a lot of dispute and after another year my divorce is final and I actually got to have some part of my life restored. I could not be where I am at this point without having hired him as my counsel. I will forever be grateful and advise anyone to consult with him to see what he may be able to do to assist with their case.
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Posted by Jeffrey | February 29, 2012
I have worked with Stephen on two occasions and I have found he is an excellent attorney. Both issues were solved quickly and out of court. I couldn't have been more pleased. His pricing was also very reasonable.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not recommended
Consulted Kennedy, was not honest about his charge for representation from the beginning. Did not hire this attorney and will not. Not trustworthy
Response from Stephen Kennedy March 18, 2019
I am sorry that you came away from our meeting less than satisfied. I always strive to communicate my fee requirements clearly and openly so that there is no room for confusion, on either end. While I do not recall the specifics of our encounter, I take your comments seriously, and in the future I will take steps to ensure I am clear and consistent when I communicate with potential and existing clients.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Stephen H. Kennedy, Jr., Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Title Abstracter
  • Altizer, Walk & White
  • 2006 - 2007


  • Appalachian School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Martin
  • The Defendant's statements were suppressed. The Commonwealth's Attorney elected to not prosecute the matters on the remaining evidence.
  • Commonwealth v. Elliott
  • The Defendant's motion was granted and the charges were dismissed.
  • Commonwealth v. Newbill
  • The confession was suppressed but the Defendant was convicted on other evidence.


  • Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Elder Law
  • N/A
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • N/A

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Roanoke Criminal defense Lawyer Stephen Harold Kennedy Jr.
Stephen Harold Kennedy Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Roanoke, VA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation