Mr. McKelvey has tried approximately 50 jury trials to verdict in his first decade with Crandall & Katt. A native of Montvale, Virginia, in Western Bedford County, Mr. McKelvey has called the Roanoke Valley home for almost his entire life. Prior to joining Crandall & Katt, Mr. McKelvey attended Liberty University School of Law, where he was part of their inaugural class, received the Commercial Law Award, and most importantly met his wife Jackie. Prior to going to law school, Mr. McKelvey attended James Madison University and Central Virginia Community College where he obtained his bachelor's degree in 2.5 years. Mr. McKelvey decided to become a lawyer in the 10th grade at Liberty High School, after taking a class called Practical Law, and has never looked back.
Outside of work, Mr. McKelvey lives locally with his wife and his two elementary school aged boys who are active in about every kind of sport. Mr. McKelvey enjoys coaching his children's teams, and also founded and coaches the Botetourt, a local travel basketball team, as well as coaches the offensive line for Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy's varsity football team. Mr. McKelvey is also active with the Rescue Mission Legal Clinic, his church and several religious ministries, and is usually active on one Bar committee or another.
While every case is different, Mr. McKelvey's goal for all of his clients is to ensure that they are treated fairly...which is the way all of us deserve to be treated.