Certified by the N.C. State Bar as a Specialist in Family Law Since 1989Certified by the N.C. State Bar as a Specialist in Family Law since 1989Certified by the N.C. State Bar as a Specialist in Family Law since 198935 Years of Experience, over 5,000 Personal Injury Claims Successfully HandledOur goal is serving the best interest of your child!Author of family law books since 1983, including Kelso, North Carolina Family Law Practice (2008)Certified by the N.C. State Bar as a Specialist in Family Law since 1989Certified by the N.C. State Bar as a Specialist in Family Law since 1989Over 100 Uncontested Divorces Successfully Handled Each Year, Attorney Fee $150, Plus Court CostsDomestic Violence Hearing - $500Premarital Agreement - $450Mr. Kelso Can Be Your Mediator - Hourly Fee $250Free Consultation for Victims of Motorcycle Accident - No Recovery No Attorney FeeFree Consultation for Victims of Personal Injury - No Recovery No Attorney FeeDurable Power of Attorney Including Health Care Provisions - $100Free Consulation for Victims of Trucking Accidents - No Recovery No Attorney FeeSimple Will - $150 --- Living Will - $100Free Consultation for Family of Victim of Wrongful Death - No Recovery No Attorney Fee
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Phi Alphi Chi||Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary||2006|
|Psi Chi||Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary||2005|
|Recognized as an "Advocate"||Association of Trial Lawyers of America||2000|
|American Jurisprudence Award - Constitutional Law||University of South Carolina Law School||1974|
|Library Award||Erskine College||1973|
|Omicron Delta Kappa||Erskine College||1972|
|Owner||Lloyd T. Kelso, Attorney at Law||1997 - Present|
|Partner||Ervin, Gates & Kelso||1995 - 1997|
|Senior Partner||Kelso, Ferguson & McGraw||1994 - 1995|
|Senior Partner||Kelso & Ferguson, Attorneys at Law||1983 - 1994|
|Owner||Lloyd T. Kelso, P.A.||1978 - 1983|
|Associate||Charles D. Gray, III, P.A.||1976 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Christian Family Law Association||Founder||2009 - Present|
|Christian Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Christian Legal Society||Member||2006 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||1977 - Present|
|Gaston County Bar Association - President 1992-93||Member||1977 - Present|
|Gastonia Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness||Chairman||2000 - 2002|
|River Hills Community Church||Foundation Trustee & Staff Relations Committee||2000 - 2003|
|Gaston County Bar Association||President||1992 - 1993|
|Belmont Abbey College||Teacher of Business Law||1987 - 1988|
|Christ United Methodist Church||President of Methodist Men||1986 - 1987|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||1978 - 2003|
|Gastonia Jaycees||Vice President||1978 - 1979|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1978 - 2003|
|Hamilton College||Teacher of Business Law||1977 - 1978|
|Gastonia Jaycees||Director||1977 - 1981|
|Biscayne Southern College||Teacher of Business Law and Insurance Law||1976 - 1977|
|Guess vs. Parrott||$525,000 Personal Injury Settlement|
|See all legal cases|
|Kelso, North Carolina Family Law Statutes||Statutes, Leading Cases, and Commentary||2009|
|Kelso, North Carolina Family Law Statutes||Statutes, Leading Cases, and Commentary||2008|
|North Carolina Family Law Practice (2 Volumes)||Divorce, Alimony, Child Custody, Forms||2008|
|Kelso, North Carolina Family Law Statutes||Statutes, Leading Cases, and Commentary||2007|
|Kelso, North Carolina Divorce, Alimony & Child Custody with Forms (4th Ed.)||North Carolina Divorce, Alimony & Child Custody with Forms||2001|
|Kelso, North Carolina Divorce, Alimony & Child Custody with Forms (3rd Ed.)||North Carolina Divorce, Alimony & Child Custody with Forms||1995|
|Kelso, North Carolina Divorce, Alimony & Child Custody with Forms (2nd Ed.)||North Carolina Divorce, Alimony & Child Custody with Forms||1989|
|Kelso, North Carolina Divorce, Alimony & Child Custody with Forms||North Carolina Divorce, Alimony & Child Custody with Forms||1983|
|Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary||Divinity||MA - Masters||2006|
|Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary||Christian Counseling||MA - Masters||2006|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Erskine College||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|CLS Student Chapter||Practicing Law as a Ministry||2010|
|CLS Luncheon||Voice of Truth||2009|
|"How To Hammer Allstate"||Ten Successful Tips on Trying the Connective Tissue Case||1999|
|"How To Combat Insurance Abuse"||Trial Issues: Preparing Successful Motions in Limine, Effective Voir Dire, Dealing with Irrelevant Defenses, Opening Statement, Closing Argument Tactics||1998|
|Family Law Practice Manual||"Invalid Marriages and Annulment"||1991|
|Family Law Practice Manual||"Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act"||1991|
|Family Law Ethics||"Handling the Emotionally Troubled and Difficult Client"||1991|
|Family Support Litigation||"Dealing with the Difficult Domestic Client"||1990|
|Family Law Practice Manual||"Invalid Marriages and Annulment"||1989|
|Family Law Practice Manual||"Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act"||1989|
|Family Law Practice Manual||"Child Support in North Carolina"||1989|
Posted by David and Heather
My wife and I’s search for a family lawyer started with a simple search: Christian Lawyer in NC.
After finding his website for the Christian Family Law Association and reading his mission statement we knew that he was the one God wanted us to use.
Our case involved an open-ended financial matter from a previous divorce. My wife and I were stationed in Korea and Mr. Kelso worked the majority of the details out with us by phone and e-mail. He worked hard to keep us from having to return to the U.S. to appear in order to save us time and money. We decided on our own to appear and with Mr. Kelso’s professional expertise and wisdom, he guided us through this difficult time to reach a solution that was most beneficial.
His professional expertise, moral courage, and relationship with Jesus Christ make him an excellent choice for legal counsel.
With his legal practice being his ministry, it is certain that he will do what is right.
Posted by Wayne
Mr. Kelso is an excellent attorney that showed genuine concern for me, my family and my case. Mr. Kelso kept me informed throughout the entire proceedings and discussed all available options with me. I would recommend Mr. Kelso to anyone needing a competent and caring attorney.
Posted by anonymous
I would highly recommend Mr. Kelso. Divorce/separation is wrought with enough confusion and anguish without having to wonder if you're being ably represented, as well.
Having a capable, wise and dedicated attorney like Mr. Kelso in my corner definitely put my mind at ease. His expertise, patience and systematic approach to ensuring my protection and rights as a parent were second to none. He communicated consistently and clearly, availed himself completely to my case, and cheerfully answered what must have seemed like an endless stream of comments, concerns and questions. Rather than feeling lost, I felt like I had a distinct roadmap through what was easily the most trying time of my life.
Just as importantly, Mr. Kelso's acumen does not stop where the I's are dotted and T's are crossed. I cannot express enough how much his kindness was appreciated. As a Christian counselor, he went the extra mile for me. Not just "me" the case, but me the person, the parent, the human being.
It may sound cliche, but there simply aren't enough superlatives for Mr. Kelso. I now feel like I can close this unfortunate chapter of my life, and I look forward to opening the next with the hope, assurance and rights his representation have ensured.
Posted by Tim
Mr. Kelso has taken care of numerous legal matters for me over the years. He is always professional and has an extensive and unmatched knowledge base.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Kelso handled my alienation of affection / criminal conversation lawsuit I filed against another person. He was very through and left no stone unturned. I plan on using him for my up coming divorce.
Posted by Amy
I would highly recommend Mr. Kelso if you are looking for an attorney. He was very knowledgeable, and great at keeping me informed. Mr. Kelso was very helpful when dealing with my financial situation as well. We were able to set up payment options that worked out great. I will continue to hire Mr. Kelso for any future needs.
Posted by anonymous
Lloyd assisted me in my separation and divorce settlement earlier this year. He is extremely knowledgeable and I felt that he had my best interests in mind when working with me. I have recommended him to several of my friends in need of an attorney and they have all been very thankful for the referral. I would highly recommend Lloyd T. Kelso for your legal needs.
Posted by David
I have used Mr. Kelso's office for many legal matters over the past 25 years both personally and professionally. He is a result oriented person who really listens to what you have to say. I have used him to settle my divorce as well as personal injury cases and he handled my corporate legal work. I would highly recommend this law firm. Mr. Kelso wrote the book on family law.
John O'Brien, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.