Kelley Young

Young & Young, Attorneys at Law
689 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 619-7755

Kelley Young grew up in the Lowcountry an after graduating magna cum laude from law school, she immediately moved back to the area because of her passion to help those in her community. During law school, Kelley clerked for the United States Attorney's Office as well as for two judges in the criminal arena. She also successfully argued cases as a Certified Legal Intern for the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division. Kelley practiced as an Assistant Solicitor in Charleston for several years, where she was selected to focus primarily on litigating violent crimes and larger narcotics cases towards the end of her prosecution career.

Kelley left the prosecutor's office when she was appointed by the Governor of South Carolina to become a Magistrate Judge for Charleston County. As a Magistrate Judge, Kelley gained invaluable experience by holding bond hearings, preliminary hearings, traffic court as well as eviction hearings for all of Charleston County. Because of her passion to fight for others in the Lowcountry where she grew up, Kelley resigned as a Magistrate Judge to join Adam Young in private practice.

Kelley’s diverse trial experience as a prosecutor and her time as a Magistrate Judge has led her to fully understand the inner workings of all stages in the criminal justice system-including how to assess the weaknesses of each criminal case during preliminary hearings or pre-indictment stages, negotiate bonds and plea agreements between attorneys and judges, and zealously protect and defend the rights of her clients. When she is not working for her personal injury or criminal defense clients, Kelley prosecutes cases for the City of Folly Beach. Kelley's litigation background and unique experience as a local Judge make her a strong advocate for all of her clients.

Areas of Practice
Criminal Law
Personal Injury
Car, Motorcycle, & Truck Accidents
Dog Bite Injuries
Slip & Falls
Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions
South Carolina, 2011

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
J.D. - 2011
Honors: magna cum laude
The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
B.A. - 2008
Honors: cum laude
Honors: Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society, 2007-2008
Major: Business Management

Professional Associations and Memberships
South Carolina Summary Court Judges Association, Member, 2015 to 2017
South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, Member, Present
Charleston County Bar Association, Member, Present
South Carolina Bar Association, Member, Present

Past Employment Positions
Charleston County Magistrate, Judge
Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Prosecutor
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Certified Legal Intern
The Honorable Marisa Tinkler Mendez and The Honorable Flora Seff, Law Clerk
The US Attorney's Office, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities
The Junior League of Charleston, Member

Chi Omega
Sigma Iota Epsilon