Our founder, Michael Kelly has practiced law in South Carolina for 40+ years. He has spent his entire career working hard to protect the rights of South Carolinians and build a better, more just community. Mike is highly experienced in personal injury, workers compensation, disability, insurance litigation and handling professional liability claims. He combines his knowledge of law with a compassionate approach to each client.
In addition to his legal career, Mike believes in giving back to the community and is heavily involved in numerous charitable and community service organizations. His past involvement includes many offices in the Richland County Bar and South Carolina Bar and he served as President of both of these organizations. He also served on or is currently serving on the following boards:
Mike has a reputation for outstanding community service. His highly regarded qualities of civic leadership have earned him the respect and affection of fellow South Carolinians. He is the recipient of notable community awards:
Mike extends humanity, warmth, and concern to all people. He is a role model and influential member of the community.
Richland County Bar Association Member, Board of Directors, President (1990-1992)
South Carolina Bar President (1999-2000), President-Elect (1998-1999), Treasurer (1997-1998), Secretary (1996-1997); Permanent Member, House of Delegates
SC Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates Member, Past President (2007- 2009)
University of South Carolina, 1974
University of South Carolina School of Law, 1977, Juris Doctor
South Carolina Bar, 1977
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina,1978