Mark Kelley, a member of the firm, is a 1988 graduate of West Virginia State University and a 1991 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. While at State, Mark served in a variety of organizations, including as President of the Student Government Association. In law school, Mark served as Manuscript Editor of the West Virginia Law Review.
Throughout his legal career, Mark has practiced in a variety of areas, but concentrates mainly in the areas of domestic relations, commercial litigation, and estate litigation. In the domestic relations arena, Mark has attained particular experience in high-asset divorce cases. Mark also handles employment and personal injury matters, and in the last few years has begun serving as a mediator in domestic, commercial, and estate disputes.
Mark is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, and has practiced pro hac vice in several other State and Federal courts. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, American Association of Justice (which he served in 1990 as Chair of the Commercial Litigation Section), the West Virginia Association of Justice and the Family Law Committee for the State Bar. Mark is a founding member and former chair of the Kanawha County Family Court Bench-Bar Committee. He is rated “BV Distinguished” by Martindale-Hubbell and recently received the Gold Client Champion Award for taking care of our clients.
Mark’s community activities include serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia State University Foundation. In 2010, Mark became a trustee of the Berkeley Minor and Susan Fontaine Minor Foundation. For several years, he has coordinated, in conjunction with the Family Court of Kanawha County, twice-annual mock trials for the county’s high school students. He has been selected as a West Virginia Super Lawyer in the field of family law. Mark was recently appointed to the West Virginia State University Board of Governors.
Mark was raised in Nitro, West Virginia, and currently resides in Charleston.