John-Garrett Kemper is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the government relations practice area and is consistently listed in Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite: Virginia’s Best Attorneys” in the area of legislative and regulatory law. Mr. Kemper was the featured attorney in the legislative category in the 2004 Legal Elite. He has also been repeatedly selected as a Rising Star in the Virginia Super Lawyers peer balloting.
Mr. Kemper holds a B.A. degree from Hampden-Sydney College and a J.D. degree from William and Mary Law School. He is a member of Virginia Bar Association (Environmental and Administrative Law Sections), the Virginia State Bar, and the Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association. Mr. Kemper was also a 1999 Fellow at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, University of Virginia.
Mr. Kemper handles complex governmental matters before the Virginia General Assembly, administrative agencies, and boards and commissions. In the course of his work at Kemper Consulting, he has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, local governments, and large trade associations in governmental matters.
Mr. Kemper serves on the Regional Board of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. Mr. Kemper was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to serve on the Virginia Recycling Markets Development Council in 2008.
Mr. Kemper has twice been recognized as one of the top forty business leaders under the age of forty in Hampton Roads by Inside Business and by the Virginia Business Observer. He is a graduate of the 2003 class of the CIVIC Leadership Institute and the 2001 class of Leadership Hampton Roads.
Mr. Kemper has lectured on Virginia government for a variety of groups including the Virginia Bar Association, the Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia, Leadership Hampton Roads, Volunteer Hampton Roads, the Retail Alliance, and the CIVIC Leadership Institute. He has also been a guest lecturer at William and Mary Law School. He frequently appears on both public television and public radio as a guest political analyst.