A member of the firm Green Hampton & Kelly, PLLC, Bart Keil focuses his practice on Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Child and Spousal Support and Adoption Law (Domestic and International). He also counsels clients in civil litigation matters.
In recent years, significant appellate cases in which Mr. Keil has contributed his expertise include Chaplain v. Chaplain, which focused on the issue of enforceability of pre-marital agreements, and Brown v. Brown, which concerned modification of spousal support-consent orders.
Mr. Keil is a member of the Family Law Division of the Virginia State Bar, and the Virginia Trial lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Chesapeake Bar Association, and the Family Law Organization of Greater Hampton Roads.
Mr. Keil earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law in 1977. There, he was a member of the international legal fraternity, Phi Delta Phi. He served as a Law Clerk to the Supreme Court of Virginia from 1977-1978. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University. A Richmond native, Mr. Keil practices from the firm’s Virginia Beach and Chesapeake offices.
Representing clients in divorce cases, including complex equitable distribution and support issues, Bart handles matters involving child custody and visitation, as well as child and spousal support, including post-divorce or as separate matters in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Bart’s family law practice includes the negotiation and drafting of separation agreements, pre-marital agreements and marital agreements for his clients. He also represents adoptive parents and step-parents, both domestically and internationally. In addition to his family law practice, he has many years’ experience representing clients in personal injury claims and general litigation matters.
Mr. Keil has been a guest speaker at numerous family law seminars on topics and presented on several topics at the NBI Advanced Family Law Seminar held in Virginia Beach on October 15, 2013:
- Advanced Child and Spousal Support Issues
- Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues
- Violence in the Home
- Obtaining and Interpreting all Financial Documents
- Valuation of Assets.
Bart served as a Law Clerk to the Supreme Court of Virginia from 1977-1978.
Representative cases and transactions
Chaplain v. Chaplain, 54 Va. App. 762, 682 S.E. 2d 108 (2009), focusing on the issue of enforceability of pre-marital agreements.
Brown v. Brown, 53 Va. App. 723, 674 S.E. 2d 597 (2009), dealing with the effect of prior consent orders in the modification of spousal support.
- Virginia State Bar, Family Law Division
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Division
- Chesapeake Bar Association
- Family Law Organization of Greater Hampton Roads
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