I have been a lawyer for seventeen years and spent my entire legal career practicing in Wilmington, North Carolina. Although I live in Wilmington, I often handle cases in Brunswick, Onslow, Craven, Columbus, Pender, Wake, Mecklenburg and other counties.
I have represented people and companies in all sorts of situations. I have prepared agreements for couples prior to their getting married and starting a family, or when they were starting businesses and growing their finances. I have also litigated when buisnesses faltered, or contract disputes developed. I have fought for homeowners when the bank came to take their house away. I am honored that so many have trusted me with the highlights and lowlights of their lives.
Prior to going to law school, I worked for a multi-national corporation in strategic planning. This corporate career path afforded me plenty of opportunities to examine legal issues from a business perspective. This experience taught me to keep my eye on the big picture while handling a client's case.
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I understand that hiring a lawyer is an important, and sometimes crucial and expensive decision. If you retain me and I agree to work with you, I will give you and your matter the attention and respect you deserve.
Hourly ($300-350/hour), Retainer (always)
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|Managing Attorney||Law Office of Kelly M Toms||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina State Bar||N/A||1998 - Present|
|North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (Coastal Women Attorneys Chapter)||Vice President||2013 - 2014|
|North Carolina Bar Association||N/A||1998 - 2014|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1998 - 2014|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Financial Transactions and Securities||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|