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Mike Kelly Law Group | Personal Injury Attorneys

Columbia, Myrtle Beach and Winnsboro Office Locations

None of us know what tomorrow may bring. Every day we are all bombarded with media misinformation and common misunderstandings about our rights and obligations. It’s hard to know what to do, or where to turn, or who to trust. At the law firms of Mike Kelly Law Group, our personal injury lawyers are committed protecting our clients’ interests whatever the case may be.

At Mike Kelly Law Group, we provide you with legal direction based on morality, trust, and years of experience. Additionally, we believe that if you are injured or damaged because of someone else’s negligence, wrongdoing, or misguidance, then you may deserve compensation for your injuries. You never know what tomorrow may bring, so partner with our personal injury attorneys and fight for what is justly yours. Nothing is certain in life or in the law. However, it helps to know that Mike Kelly Law Group will be there whether you were injured on the job, injured in an accident, fighting for disability benefits, or navigating your way through another dispute.

At Mike Kelly Law Group, all of our consultations are free. To add, we pride ourselves on listening to your needs and fighting for your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys cares about you and your family. Let us show you why. Conveniently located at:

Columbia Office
Suggs & Kelly Law Center
500 Taylor Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Myrtle Beach Office
816 Broadway Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Winnsboro Office
Thespian Hall
106 E. Washington Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180

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Areas of Law We Practice | How Can We Help?



Social Security



Nursing Home




Bad Faith



Probate - Wills,
Trusts & Estates

Real Estate

Licensure Defense


Meet Attorney D. Michael Kelly

Our founder, Michael Kelly has practiced law in South Carolina for more than 37 years. 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 personal injury, workers compensation, disability, insurance litigation and handling professional liability claims. He combines his knowledge of law with a compassionate approach to each client.

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Meet Attorney Lisa Long Cotten

Lisa Long Cotten is an attorney at the Mike Kelly Law Group in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Affectionately referred to by her co-workers as “the voice of reason”, Lisa concentrates her practice areas on Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury.

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Meet Attorney Walton J. “Tad” McLeod, IV

After graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law, Tad served as a law clerk for the Honorable James R. Barber, III, and later began his practice in the field of insurance defense litigation. Today he also represents veterans who are seeking VA Disability Compensation both at the local regional office level and appellate stage.

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Meet Attorney Brad Hewett

Brad Hewett joined The Mike Kelly Law Group in 2008 and has focused 100% of his practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis on insurance denials, personal injury, nursing home negligence, automobile accidents, construction defects and premises liability claims.

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Meet Attorney Paul Swearingen

Paul began his practice in 1998 and joined the firm as Of Counsel in 2014, practicing in Winnsboro and Columbia. Paul focuses his practice on real estate and probate matters. Paul served the State Bar as a member of the House of Delegates for the 6th Judicial Circuit from 2009-2011.

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Meet Attorney Jill Wright

After graduating from the Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Political Science, Jill went on to complete her Juris Doctor degree at the University of South Carolina. Upon completing law school in 1999, Jill enjoyed the unique privilege of serving as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Paula H. Thomas in Georgetown, South Carolina.

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Meet Attorney Richard Wallace, Jr.

Attorney Rick Wallace began his of counsel role with the Mike Kelly Law Group in late 2011. He brings to the Mike Kelly Law Group a diverse background as a South Carolina lawyer and CPA. His career has been in transactional and business law, tax matters, estate and trust planning and administration, including a focus on complex corporate structure and finance and on real estate development.
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News & Updates


Holiday Party Hosts Beware! Social Host Liability in South Carolina

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Ding Dong Ding Dong.  This is the time of year when your calendar fills up with more party events than you can possible attend.  You may even be hosting an event yourself.  While holiday gatherings are a wonderful time to connect with friends and family, if you event […]

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