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Stephanie A. Montgomery

Stephanie Montgomery, Virginia LawyerStephanie is a 1985 graduate of the University of California at San Diego (B.A.), and a 1998 graduate of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (J.D.). For thirteen years, she has practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, domestic relations law to include custody, visitation and support matters, and real estate law.

In addition to her law practice, she became an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. She also holds membership affiliations with the Williamsburg/James City County Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Real Estate Section of the Virginia State Bar Association, and she has served as an Advisory Board Member at the Riverside Doctor’s Hospital.

Patrick Kelley

Patrick Kelley, Virginia LawyerPat Kelley has been a trial lawyer since his graduation from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1983.  He began his career as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army, serving as a Trial Counsel and Senior Defense Counsel. In 1989, he left the Army to join the Commonwealth's Attorney office for the City of Williamsburg/James City County. During his 6 years with this office, he prosecuted thousands of cases, from simple trespassing to murders, rapes and robberies.

In 1996, Pat decided to enter private practice and became an associate with the prestigious Norfolk firm Breit, Drescher and Breit. While at Breit, Drescher he received what could only be described as a "crash course" in personal injury litigation. He has successfully handled hundreds of cases for individuals who had been injured due to the negligence of others.

After 2 years in Norfolk, Pat returned to practice in Williamsburg,  becoming a partner with longtime Williamsburg attorney David Holland. Pat's practice since 1998 has focused exclusively on criminal and traffic defense and personal injury.

Following David Holland's untimely death in 2003, Pat has partnered with Stephanie Montgomery and Tex McKinnon, and continues to provide aggressive representation to clients charged with criminal or traffic offenses and those injured by the negligence of others.

He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He is also a former adjunct professor at the Law School of William and Mary where he taught Legal Skills and Advanced Criminal Procedure.

Bill H. "Tex" McKinnon


Tex McKinnon, Williamsburg LawyerTex is a graduate of the College of William & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law with a Masters’ of Law and Taxation. For more than 20 years, he has practiced in the areas of juvenile criminal law, child custody, divorce, estate and trust planning and administration, and closely-held business representation.

Tex also has years of experience in real estate closings and real estate related issues, as well as extensive litigation experience involving estate and trust matters.

He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Criminal Division, and the Trust and Estate Divisions of the Virginia State Bar, and a member of the Williamsburg/James City County Bar Association.

J. Vance Stallings

J. Vance Stallings , Virginia LawyerAn attorney with 22 years of experience in providing the highest level of professional attorney services and counsel to individuals and the business community across the Commonwealth of Virginia, Vance brings to Montgomery, Kelley & McKinnon, PLC, a depth of real-world experience in legal representation that sets him apart from his peers. Having at different times served as a partner in a prominent Real Estate and Commercial Law Firm on the Virginia Peninsula, owned and operated his own boutique real estate transaction law firm, served as a Special Prosecutor for The Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, established and operated the Settlement Services Division of a multi-bank owned regional title agency, and having served as a Criminal Defense Attorney, a practice that took him all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, Vance has proven himself to be an innovative, adaptable and resolute leader in his legal representation and corporate roles.

Vance’s practice centers on Real Estate Law and Strategies, Business Law Transactions and Litigation, Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Civil Litigation, Juvenile and Criminal Law, and General Counsel. Vance’s varied experience and expertise allows him to be adept at handling transactional matters, litigation, and courtroom practice. Combining his extensive legal training and real- world experience, he is able to bring great value to the attorney-client relationship. In 2007, Vance was chosen in a survey of his peers to Virginia Business Magazine’s “Virginia Legal Elite” for excellence in his field.

Having served his community on several non-profit and church related boards, Vance is passionate about his commitment to give back to the community. He has a special commitment to the performing arts, is a professionally trained vocalist, and proudly serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra; Williamsburg’s very own professional Symphony Orchestra. Vance, his wife Susan, and their three daughters, attend the Williamsburg Community Chapel, where they have served in various capacities over twenty years.



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