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D. Michael Kelly

Personal injury Attorney at Myrtle Beach, SC

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also known as Mike Kelly

  • Licensed for 46 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1977
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D. Michael ("Mike") Kelly, is a South Carolina resident with more than 30 years of experience in law. He has spent his entire career working hard to protect the rights of South Carolinians and build a better, more just community. Mike is highly experienced in many areas of law and often represents people seeking to claim disability benefits under complex ERISA laws and regulations. He combines his knowledge of law with a compassionate approach to each client.

Taking Time to Give Back

In addition to his legal career, Mike is heavily involved in numerous charitable and community service organizations. He is an active member of St. Martin’s in the Fields Episcopal Church, and is happily married with two sons.

MIke adheres to a staunch belief in civic stewardship and feels a deep and fulfilling obligation to support his fellow citizens. He participates in numerous organizations to help create a better community for all:

Central Carolina Community Foundation

New Morning Foundation

Board of Directors of the Glenforest School

University of South Carolina School of Law Building Campaign, Co-Chair

Cultural Council of Richland Lexington Counties

Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce


Please visit the community board for current community projects and initiatives The Mike Kelly Law Group supports.

Recognized for Outstanding Community Service 

Mike has a reputation for outstanding community service. His highly regarded qualities of civic leadership have earned him the respect and affection of fellow South Carolinians. He is the recipient of notable community awards:

Myrtle Beach Herald’s 2008 Personal Injury Attorney of the Year

Public Citizen Award from the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association

The Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina

Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of South Carolina Department of Arts and Sciences

Mike extends humanity, warmth, and concern to all people. He is a role model and influential member of the community.

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Mike Kelly Law Group, LLC
816 Broadway
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
Mike Kelly Law Group, LLC
500 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
Mike Kelly Law Group, LLC
106 East Washington Street
Winnsboro, SC, 29180
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Business Owner
  • Mike Kelly Law Group, LLC
  • 2004 - Present


  • University of South Carolina Scool of Law
  • 1977
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Weaver v. Lentz, 348 S.C. 672, 561 S.E. 2d 360 (Ct. App. 2001)
  • Jury Verdict for Plaintiff; Affirmed
  • Deskins v. Boltin and MSI Construction Co. Inc., 319 S.C. 356, 461 S.E.2d 395 (1995)
  • Plaintiff Won on Appeal
  • Johnson v. Jackson, 401 S.C. 152, 735 S.E.2d 664 (Ct. App. 2012)
  • Reversed in favor of Plaintiff/Claimant


  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • United Way of the Midlands
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • American Board of Trial Advocates -SC Chapter
  • President
  • 2007 - 2009
  • South Carolina Bar
  • President
  • 1999 - 2000
  • South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates
  • Chair
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1990 - 1992
  • South Carolina Bar, CLE Committee
  • Chair
  • 1989 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer (2008-2014)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite of the Midlands - 2011 - 2013
  • Columbia Business Monthly
  • 2013
  • Workers Compensation (25 straight years)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Department of Arts & Sciences
  • University of South Carolina
  • 2009
  • Public Citizen Award
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • 1994
  • Compleat Lawyers Gold Award
  • University of South Carolina
  • 1993
  • Young Lawyer of the Year Award
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • 1988
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  • South Carolina Bar Association publication
  • Law of Workers Compensation in South Carolina
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

  • South Carolina Bar Convention (5 consecutive years)
  • Civil Law Update Moderator
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse D. Kelly. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."

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Myrtle Beach Personal injury Lawyer D. Michael Kelly
D. Michael Kelly
Personal injury Attorney
Myrtle Beach, SC
Licensed for 46 years