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I am a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law.  I am a Certified Public Accountant and prior Associate Probate Judge for Richland County Probate Court.  I have been practicing law for over 19 years and concentrate my practice in estate planning and probate law. 


Contact info

Kirby Law, LLC

1531 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC, 29201

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 50%
    23 years
  2. Estate Planning: 50%
    23 years



Hourly ($275-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Christopher Shea

    Angela is always someone I recommend to my clients in need of an experienced and professional estate planner and probate attorney. Her judicial experience and accounting background only adds to her abilities in representing an individual or as co-counsel.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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SCGood Standing199307/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trusts and EstatesMidlands Legal Elite2013
Estate Planning and Probate LawSuperLawyers2013
Estate Planning and Probate LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Trusts and EstatesMidlands Legal Elite2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Estate Planning and Probate LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Midlands Legal EliteColumbia Metropolitan Magazine2011
Recertified Cert. Specialist in Estate Planning & Probate LawSC Supreme Court - CLE Commission2010
Midlands Legal EliteColumbia Metropolitan Magazine2010
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate LawSC Supreme Court - Commission on CLE and Specialization2005
Certified Public AccountantSC LLR1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerKirby Law, LLC2012 - Present
ShareholderRogers Townsend2009 - 2012
AttorneyMcAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC2004 - 2009
Associate Probate JudgeRichland County Probate Court1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Columbia Estate Planning CouncilMember2004 - Present
Columbia Tax Study GroupMember2004 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Richland County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Briefcase Lawyer - SC BarEstate Planning and Probate Chapter2012
Paralegal ManualProbate Administration2010
Co-Authored Gifts ChapterGifts1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Clemson UniversityN/AMA - Masters1987
College of CharlestonBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Speaking Series for Lutheran HomesPitfalls of Estate Planning and Probate2012
Briefcase LawyerProbate and Estate Planning Issues2012