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Jamie Brown

Administrative Assistant

jbrown@mklawgroup.com

Jamie Brown is Mike Kelly’s longtime administrative assistant and "right hand" person. She has worked with Mike Kelly since February of 1996. She began with her role as a receptionist and has worn many hats since that time. She loves working at the Mike Kelly Law Group and helping serve the people of South Carolina.

Jamie is a life-long resident of Lexington County, South Carolina, where she graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School and the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's in Retail Management. Outside of her roles at MKLG, Jamie is happily married to her husband, John, and they have one daughter, Reganne, who attends college in Charleston. Jamie enjoys attending and doing community service projects with her church, Center Pointe Community Church, spending time with her family and friends, cooking and photography.

Amanda Swearingen

Legal Administrator

amanda@mklawgroup.com

Amanda M Swearingen has worked with Mike Kelly since March of 1999. She is the firm's Legal Administrator and takes great pride in her work and accomplishments for the law firm. She handles all of the firm's Finances, Human Resources, and Property Management.

Amanda is a graduate of Gilbert High School and has lived in South Carolina all her life. Amanda married her husband, Paul, in July 2014, and they have four children together: their daughter, Kristi and three sons, Hayden, Ethan and Aiden. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending sporting events, and taking vacations to the beach.

Greta Edwards

Litigation Paralegal

gedwards@mklawgroup.com

Greta resides in Orangeburg, South Carolina and holds a total of 17 years legal experience. She has been the litigation paralegal at the Mike Kelly Law Group since September of 2005. She graduated with an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College in 2000. When she's not at the Mike Kelly Law Group she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters and beloved dog Dolce. She is a member of Zion Baptist Church in Columbia S.C.

Kimberly Smith

Workers' Compensation Paralegal

ksmith@mklawgroup.com

Kimberly Smith is our workers’ compensation paralegal and joined Mike Kelly Law Group in March of 2006. Kimberly is originally from Augusta, Georgia and obtained her Bachelor's Degree from Georgia Southern University and Paralegal Certification from Augusta State University. When she is not at the Mike Kelly Law Group she enjoys domestic and international travel, contributing to her lifestyle blog www.girlysqueal.com and working with her event planning/rental business. She also attends River of Life Church in Winnsboro, SC where she serves as Executive Assistant to her Pastor.

Gladys Harris

Receptionist

gharris@mklawgroup.com

Gladys Harris is the receptionist with Mike Kelly Law Group. She came to us in April of 2011 with over 35 years of customer service experience gained as a banker and as a Realtor. She enjoys serving the public and is a great asset to our company.

Gladys is a graduate of Benedict College, Leadership Columbia, and South Carolina Bankers School. As a member of Greater Columbia Board of Realtors, she served on several boards. She served as Membership Committee Chairperson, member of Grievance Committee and also, member of Professional Standards Committee. Gladys was a longtime volunteer with Richland County School District One and the City of Columbia Police Department. Gladys is currently a member of Richland County Sheriff's Department Alumni Association, a volunteer with Project Hope and the Richland County Sheriff's Department Youth Arbitration Program, serving for over eight years. Gladys also, serves as a team captain for the Palmetto Health Foundation Walk for Life/Race for Life Campaign.

Gladys loves her church, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Hopkins, South Carolina where she serves on the Missionary Ministry, the Usher Ministry and the Women's Auxiliary. She enjoys bowling, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

Deepika Champaneri

Administrative Assistant

dchampaneri@mklawgroup.com

Deepika Champaneri has been with Mike Kelly Law Group since December 2014 as an Administrative Assistant to Amanda Swearingen. She currently lives in Lexington, South Carolina with her family. Being of Indian origin, born in Africa and educated in England, she has quite an international background. Deepika completed all of her formal education in Sussex, England and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business Management with a minor in Marketing. Her professional background includes banking, marketing and office management.

When away from work Deepika stays busy with her family. She also enjoys trying new recipes, reading and traveling.

Michelle Moorey

Litigation Paralegal

mmoorey@mklawgroup.com

Michelle Moorey began her journey with Mike Kelly in 1986 while still attending high school and worked her way up in the firm for 15 years. She left the firm when she had to move away from her hometown of Columbia, SC for a spell, but was able to return to Mike Kelly Law Group in 2015 to serve in her current role as a litigation paralegal at our Columbia office. Michelle graduated from Dreher High School and received her Associate in Business in Legal Assistant/Paralegal from Midlands Technical College in November 1991. She is married to Nathan and has a son, Reece, and a daughter, Ragan. On the weekends you can find her cheering on the South Carolina Gamecocks. Michelle assists our legal team with all aspects of the firm's litigation practice.

Katina Tyler

Medical Records Clerk

ktyler@mklawgroup.com

Katina started working with Mike Kelly Law Group in June of 2017. She serves as our Medical Records Clerk, working closely with Atty. Lisa Cotten. She was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. Katina has a background in obtaining and handling medical records from her previous positions as a Case Manager and Team Leader. She has experience in obtaining medical records from all over the globe –Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific. When she isn’t busy working she enjoys shopping, relaxing, and spending time with her son.

Kim Sanders

Social Security Disability Paralegal

ksanders@mklawgroup.com

Kim started working with Mike Kelly in 1989, working part time while attending Midlands Technical College. Upon graduation and earning her Associate’s in Business in Legal Assistant/Paralegal Program, she started full time handling Social Security Disability and Workers Compensation claims until 2009. She then returned to MKLG July 2017 as the Social Security Disability Paralegal. Kim is a resident of Little Mountain, SC and a graduate of Mid Carolina High School. In her free time she enjoys cooking, bonfires, and lake days with her husband of almost 30 years, Ted, and their three children: Jordan, Hogan, and Kassidy.

Abby Lang

Litigation Paralegal

alang@mklawgroup.com

Originally from Freeport, Illinois, Abby moved to Columbia, South Carolina in 2013. After graduating from Irmo High School, Abby went on to receive an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from Midlands Technical College. Abby began her career as an intern at Mike Kelly Law Group in 2018, but her hard work, attention to detail, and great personality quickly earned her a permanent role at the firm.

In her spare time, Abby enjoys spending time with her family, taking trips to the beach, and watching football - you'll find them rooting for the Gamecocks and the Carolina Panthers.

Linda Willis

Paralegal

lwillis@mklawgroup.com

Linda Willis joined the Mike Kelly Law Group team in November of 2018. Born and raised in Loris, South Carolina, Linda graduated from Loris High School and went on to receive her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Horry Georgetown Technical College and her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Law and Society. With over 22 years of legal experience, Linda works at the firm’s Myrtle Beach office, focusing primarily on Social Security disability, personal injury, and workers compensation cases.

In her free time Linda loves spending time with her family, traveling to new places, and being near the water.

Taylor Castineira

Legal Assistant

tcastineira@mklawgroup.com

Taylor Castineira joined Mike Kelly Law Group in 2019 as a legal assistant at the firm’s Myrtle Beach office. Originally from New Jersey, Taylor moved to South Carolina to further her education, and she recently graduated from Miller-Motte Technical College with degrees in paralegal studies and business. Taylor’s studies are ongoing, and she plans to attend law school in the future.

When she’s not at the office or busy studying, you’ll find Taylor spending time with her pets, enjoying live music, or sitting around a nice bonfire with her family.

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