Steven J. Kelly
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2003 Cum Laude, Journal of Law and Public Policy
B.A., American University, 1997 Magna Cum Laude and with University honors
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeMaryland, 2003U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2003U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2005District of Columbia, 2014U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2015
American Bar Association, Victims Committee
National Association of Victim Rights Attorneys
National Crime Victim Bar Association
Maryland Bar Association
Steven J. Kelly is a nationally recognized lawyer who seeks justice for crime victims in both criminal and civil cases. Mr. Kelly has a lifelong commitment to improving the plight of crime victims and their families. He became a victim advocate at age 14, shortly after his older sister was sexually assaulted and murdered. Prior to graduating from Georgetown Law with honors in 2003, Mr. Kelly lobbied the U.S. Congress and various state legislatures for victims’-rights legislation and provided training to victim advocates, prosecutors, and judges throughout the country. Mr. Kelly has developed a practice focused on enforcing crime victims’ rights in criminal cases and obtaining significant compensation from offenders and third parties in civil cases. In criminal cases, he has achieved landmark rulings furthering crime victims’ rights to privacy, protection, and full participation in all aspects of the prosecution. In civil matters, Mr. Kelly regularly has obtained seven-figure judgments and settlements in high-profile cases against offenders and third parties in actions ranging from homicide, wrongful death, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, child exploitation and pornography, drunk and impaired driving, illegal videotaping and Internet voyeurism, identity theft, fraud, stalking, elder abuse, home invasion, and various types of assault.
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