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Kelly Elizabeth Thompson

Family Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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Kelly has been licensed to practice law since 2007 and has focused solely on family law since that time.  She graduated, cum laude, from the Campbell School of Law in 2007 in the top ten percent (10%) of her class.  During her time at Campbell, Kelly was a Williston Scholar, assisting Professor Richard Lord in editing Williston on Contracts, a Teaching Scholar providing tutoring services to other law students, and a Campbell Law Review editor.  Kelly is a certified family financial mediator and a volunteer guardian ad litem.  Although Kelly was born and raised in West Virginia, she and her husband, Robert, have lived in North Carolina for 12 years. Kelly and Robert have a four year old son, Robbie, and two “Heinz57” rescue dogs, Alex and Charlie.

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Kelly Thompson Family Law
609 St. Mary's Street
Raleigh, NC, 27605

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Posted by Gwen | April 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Supportive Law Firm Who Truly Care For Their Clients
I recently faced a life changing situation that was not only personally devastating, but also required the necessity of retaining an attorney immediately as my representation. Having lived in Raleigh for seven years without needing a lawyer, I panicked at the thought of finding someone who would help and give me much needed direction. After several calls based on my on-line search, I finally spoke to an attorney whose firm handled my specific issue. My conversation with him was both productive and reassuring. My mind felt at ease and I felt confident this is the attorney I need. Imagine my surprise however, when after detailing my circumstances, this kind gentleman, with unbelievable candor, recommended the law firm of Kelly Thompson and Associates. He explained that her expertise and experience in the sector of law that pertained to my issue was outstanding and her personal concern for her clients was second to none. I thanked him for his honesty and gracious concern and called the number he shared with me immediately. My call was answered by Ryan Mayer, an associate of Ms Thompson, who after hearing my case, not only calmed my fears of the unknown, he also reassured me that while the matter was serious, it was an area of the law that their firm specialized in and they would be able to handle the case on my behalf. Ryan's warmth, compassion and professional knowledge went a very long way in putting my frantic mind at ease. He even went as far as providing the necessary information I would need to correspond with the office should I need them over the weekend as all this took place on a Friday afternoon. I was overwhelmed by his expertise and ability to address all my concerns in an immediate manner. My next delightful surprise was my consultation with Kelly. Her manner conveyed both a personal and professional concern that brought relief and insight that calmed and reassured me beyond measure. Her attitude as well as Ryan's, proved that the main objective in their firm is not a financial one, but rather, the wellbeing of their client and protecting them and their legal rights. They absolutely exceeded my expectations in every way possible. In a world where greed and avarice appears to be the motivating factor in all areas of business, I consider myself so fortunate to have found Kelly Thompson and her team. Their support helped me in my time of need. Thank you Kelly and Ryan.
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Posted by Brian&Dahn | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There are not enough stars to Rate Kelly E Thompson!
Kelly E Thompson represented me in the matter of custody for my son . I couldnt possibly recomend her highly enough . She provided me with the best support,advice and counsel I could ever hope for . My son now lives with me and is thriving and was delivered from a very dangerous situation thanks to Ms. Thompson . She stuck by my side for years seeing my son and me through a difficult case . Not only is she the finest attorney I could ever recomend she is one of the finest human beings I have ever known in my life . She truly cares about her clients ! She is super smart and literally my son and my savior . I wouldnt hire any one else on this planet ever . Hiring Kelly E Thompson is the single best move I have ever made in my life !!!
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Posted by Flo | September 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Review for Kelly E. Thompson, Attorney
Kelly was my attorney for my divorce proceedings and I would not hesitate to recommend her highly. She is very knowledgeable and gave great advice.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Didn't have a chance
This was a custody case. She filed the wrong draft in Court. She petitioned for a GAL which the Judge thought was not necessary. Her response time to my emails became longer and longer. She started emailing me things we already decided against. She stopped sending me monthly invoices early on in the case. A month before trial she emails me saying she has already spent the $5000 I paid her and she wants more money even though I was the one running around getting things for the case. Refusing to have a phone conversation with me, she withdrew weeks before trial.
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Response from Kelly Thompson May 9, 2017
Until reading your review, I was unaware you were dissatisfied with our services. I wish you had told me that while we were representing you so we could have discussed it. I want my clients to feel supported and assisted in their cases and I’m sorry you did not have that experience. Regardless of your feelings towards us, I truly wish you the best.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 50-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney and Certified Family Financial Mediator
  • Kelly Thompson Family Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Triangle Divorce Lawyers
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Kelly Thompson Family Law
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Herring MIlls & Kratt, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Court Appointed Attorney
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • West Virginia University
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Grandparent Visitation
  • Grandmother received significant visitation with the grandchild, phone privileges, and assistance in travel costs associated with that visitation.
  • Grandparent Custody
  • Grandparent obtained physical and legal custody of grandchild.
  • Complex Litigation Involving All Issues
  • Client received a high dollar alimony award, primary custody of her children, guideline child support and more than one half of the marital estate and attorney fees.


  • Wake County
  • Volunteer Gaurdian ad Litem
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Carolina Alternative Dispute Resolution Comittee
  • Certified Family Financial Mediator
  • 2013 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Wake Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • 2007
  • Teaching Scholar
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian WIggins School of Law
  • 2006
  • Editor
  • Campbell Law Review
  • 2006
  • Williston Scholar
  • Prof. Richard Lord
  • 2005
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  • Triangle Divorce Lawyers Website
  • Five Ways You Can Benefit from a Prenuptial Agreement
  • 2015
  • Triangle Divorce Lawyers Website
  • North Carolina Adoption and FAQ
  • 2015
  • Triangle Divorce Lawyers Website
  • LBGT and FAQ
  • 2015
  • Family Forum (North Carolina)
  • Effectively Dealing with Highly Emotional Clients
  • 2015
  • Campbell Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Second Saturday
  • Family Law
  • 2015
  • Weekly Meeting
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (23)
Endorse Kelly
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Ms. Thompson's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. She has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelly is a great advocate for her client."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Other
"Very knowledgable attorney, I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Other
"Kelly and I are members of an organization of like minded attorneys who strive to provide the highest level of service to our clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is passionate and well-respected."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kelly is a "rock star". She is a fantastic attorney"
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kelly is a spectacular attorney and very worthy of my endorsement. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and tenacious in her representation of clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is a wonderful attorney and on my short list to call whenever I have questions or need to bounce around some ideas."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kelly. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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