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  • Company: Harry H. Kelso, Esq., PLLC
  • Phone: 1(804) 337-3929

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Legal and Environmental

Keywords/Search Terms:

energy, utilities, drinking water, groundwater, redevelopment, contaminated industrial plants & military bases, airports, arsenals, shipyards, superfund, hazardous waste cleanup, PFAS, toxic substances, climate change, flooding, military accidents, investigations, mediation, enforcement, litigation


LL.M., Georgetown University Law School; J.D., South Texas College of Law; B.A., Emory University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Harry H. Kelso, through alternating private and government law and consulting practice, is an expert on the range of complex, federal and state regulatory issues and enforcement related to current and former (dating to World War I) private and public industrial facilities. These encompass military bases, airfields, shipyards, arsenals, and training ranges, as well as private sector, Defense contractor-managed industrial plants; toxic chemicals, e.g. PFAS; and investigations conducted by Congress, DoD Inspectors General, and military accident investigators.. Served as the Department of Defense’s award-winning head lawyer (with a TS-SCI security clearance) for issues concerning domestic and foreign military installations, their complicated infrastructure and host communities, often including other government agencies and Defense contractors; toxic chemicals; and military accident investigations. Previously served in senior environmental leadership in the Justice Department and as a state director of Environmental Enforcement. Former Law Clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit and the Texas Court of Appeals, 14th District. Educational credentials include Emory University, Georgetown Law School and the Academy of International Law in The Hague, the Netherlands. Accomplished trial attorney.