Kelly B. St. Clair

Kelly St. Clair

Kelly B. St. Clair


Florida Supreme Court Certified FAMILY Mediator

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Areas of Practice

  • Mediator

  • Guardian ad litem

  • Parenting Coordinator


  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

  • Virginia Bar Association

  • Florida Bar Association

  • Orange County Bar Association

  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers


  •  1990 J.D. William and Mary Law

  • 1984 B.A. Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University)

Kelly B. St. Clair, Esq. is an attorney licensed in both Virginia and Florida with more than thirty years of experience in all aspects of juvenile and family law. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, a Guardian ad litem in both states, and a qualified Parenting Coordinator for Florida judicial circuits 4, 5, 7, 10, and 18 with other circuits pending.

Kelly obtained a B.A. in Communication Arts from Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University) and her J.D. from William and Mary Law School and has been focusing on families and children for most of her legal career. She uses this experience both as a sole mediator and a co-mediator. In areas of family law, CPLS, P.A. has found success using a male/female pair of co-mediators to bring differing perspectives to each mediation. Kelly, and CPLS, P.A., will mediate cases where both parties are represented by attorneys, only one party is represented, or where both parties are representing themselves. 

Having represented hundreds of parents and children in hearings and trials for parental responsibility (custody) and time sharing (visitation), Kelly believes that the mediation process is a wonderful way for people to take control of their own cases and make the decisions rather than having the court set the rules. It is also usually a far less expensive way to resolve family law issues. 

While practicing law in Virginia since 1990, and serving as a substitute judge for eight years, Kelly spent part of her “down time” serving as a producer, board member, and President of the Board of Directors for a small professional theater in Richmond. 

She recently relocated to Florida after her younger daughter, son-in-law, and baby granddaughter moved to Orlando. Kelly, her older daughter, and her parents all moved down together to “follow the baby.”


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