Mark Kelso


Mark Kelso is a retired United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Four and Master Army Aviator. Having served 25 years in various locations around the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan, Mark has a wealth of personal experience and knowledge of the many issues faced by our servicemembers, veterans, and military contractors. Mark focuses his work as part of HMT’s team in the Defense Base Act practice, where he represents defense contractors in pursuing much-needed medical treatment and compensation for injuries received while assisting U.S. forces overseas.

Mark also represents clients in Georgia’s Juvenile Court System and is a qualified State of Georgia Civil Mediator.

Mark is a member of the bar of Georgia.

(912) 221-4441

340 Eisenhower Drive
Suite 1313
Savannah, GA 31406

Practice Areas
Defense Base Act

Juvenile Law


Civilian Education:

  • Savannah Law School, Savannah, GA.
    J.D., Juris Doctorate – 2015
  • Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ
    Ph.D., Education – 2009 – Education Technology Management
    Dissertation: Satisfaction and Success of Students in regard to a Mandatory Online Orientation
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
    M.S., Human Relations – 1998
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
    B.S., Education – 1988

Military Education:

  • Warrant Officer Staff Course (2017)
  • Fixed Wing Instrument Examiner Course (2004)
  • Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Instructor Course (2004)
  • Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Qualification Course (2001)
  • Warrant Officer Advanced Course (2000)
  • Electronic Warfare Officer Course (1995)
  • NBC Officer Qualification Course (1993)
  • United States Army Flight School (1991-1992)
  • Chatham County Juvenile Court Panel Attorney (2017 – present)
  • Georgia Civil Court Mediator (2014 – present)
  • United States Army Instructor/Instrument Examiner/Maintenance Pilot (2004 – 2008)
  • United States Army Pilot in Command (Various Rotary and Fixed Wing Aircraft, 1992 – 2004)
  • Georgia State Bar
  • Order of St. Michael Award (Bronze) Army Aviation Association of America
  • Veteran of Foreign Wars
  • American Legion
  • Leader-Member Exchange and Its Relationship to Quality of Work and Stress Among Information Technology (2016). Contributing author. Human Resource Management Research (6) 2, 2016.