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Tim Kelsey joined Royer Caramanis as Of Counsel at the start of 2023, bringing over 20 years of transactional and business representation experience to the firm. After starting his legal career litigating commercial construction disputes in Washington DC, he quickly developed a practice that focuses on agreement and amicable resolution to get the best results for his clients. Whether that manifests in his primary practice area of residential and commercial real estate settlements or in the papering and/or enforcement of agreements between businesses or individuals. Representation of his clients in almost any matter that can be resolved, settled or transacted by agreement of the parties is Tim’s wheelhouse.

Focusing on amicable resolution of complex legal situations leads to what most of his clients, realtors, and colleagues indicate is an overall pleasant experience and Tim takes great pride in hearing clients are pleased that something was far easier than expected and even more so when they return for multiple attorney-client engagements.

Tim grew up in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina and attended UNC Chapel Hill. He met his wife of 20 years, Sarah, at law school in Washington DC, practiced law in the District of Columbia for several years after law school, then settled in Charlottesville in 2005. Tim and Sarah have one daughter and keep as many dogs as is practical. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, squash, pickleball and soaking in as many in-person athletic events as possible.

Typical Clients / Transactions

• Residential closings (purchases, refinances, sales, construction loans)

• Preparation and review of all types of agreements (commercial and residential leases, LLC / corporate formation and transfer documents)

• Trustee Actions/Foreclosures (residential and commercial)

• General counsel for business entities


• J.D., Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, 2001

• B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998

Bar Admissions / Affiliations

• Virginia State Bar • Maryland State Bar (inactive)

• Washington DC Bar (inactive)

• Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Court