History of the Practice
The owner of Campbell-Kelly Law, Amy, had been working for 15 years in a small firm run by her older brother, who specializes in bankruptcy cases. This was during the 80's and 90's. There, she handled the general practice side of the firm and constantly working in general litigation. As a young lawyer, she loved the adrenaline of going to hearings and to court.
Amy soon knew that the most rewarding moments in her high-powered, suit-wearing career was actually when she spent time with her clients. Though she loved to be in court, she discovered that she preferred to slow down, meet face to face. She relished the time outside the courtroom, where she could find profound empathy for her clients.
Still working for her brother, she needed a way to commit more personal attention to her clients. Her philosophy of law practice had changed and the current firm no longer fit her interests. So, in 2000, Amy became an entrepreneur. She took a daring and started her own law firm in Mt. Pleasant, SC, Campbell-Kelly Law.
In her new office, she started to practice a much wider variety of cases. Amy expanded her reach, turning into a generalist attorney. Now, she has the freedom to explore and master different areas of the law.
Her exploration into different fields came from requests from friends, current demand for practice areas, and her own personal experience. Amy herself went through a divorce, which opened her eyes to that messy process, which has become so common in this era. Therefore, she wanted (and still wants) to help other people find stability during a confusing and delicate transition time, like divorce, the death of a loved one, or a financial crisis, such as creditors demanding payments or the possible loss of his or her home.
Since she was a young graduate at University of South Carolina School of Law until now, 2017, her commitment to add a personal touch to the legal practice has not wavered. Unsolicited, she broke down her passion for the law:
OWNER of the Practice
Amy was president of the young Lawyers' division of the South Carolina Bar Association and a Member of the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Bar.
Not only does she hold a J.D., but she earned a third-degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate.
Captain of the Snee Farm Girls n' Pearls, Amy is also on three other tennis teams. On Sundays, you may catch her reading the liturgy at Christ Our King Church.
Amy grew up in Mt. Pleasant, SC, when there was merely one gas station on the By-Pass and has remained here for most of her life. This, proudly, is her home.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1985
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
B.S., Business Administration, 1982
Activities & Affiliations
• SC Bar Association, Member
• Charleston County Bar Association, Member
• South Carolina