Kelly Hall


Education

•University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC

  • Juris Doctor, Graduated May 2009

Converse College – Spartanburg, SC

  • BA Music, Choral Ed, Graduated cum laude May 2004

Experience

October 2016- Present    Associate, Kate Smith Law Firm    Colleyville, TX

•March 2016-October 2016    Contract Attorney – Ayres Law Firm    Addison, TX

•October 2014-November 2015    United States Attorney’s Office    Columbia, SC

Assistant United States Attorney; Narcotics and Violent Crimes

•August 2009-October 2014    Office of the Attorney General    Columbia, SC

Assistant Attorney General, Prosecution Section; Project Director, Violence Against Women Section

  • Prosecute special victim cases across South Carolina
  • Conduct trainings for law enforcement, judges, and victim advocates
  • Supervise all program activities and prosecution under the Violence Against Women grant

Law Clerk (May 2007-December 2007)

•June-August 2008    McAngus, Goudelock & Courie, LLC    Columbia, SC

Law Clerk                             Davison, Morrison, Lindemann, PA

•August 2006-May 2015     Trenholm Road United Methodist Church    Columbia, SC

Children’s Choir Director

•August 2004-May 2006    Spartanburg School District 5    Spartanburg, SC

            Florence Chapel Middle School, Choral Director;

            Byrnes High School, Head Cheerleading Coach

Honors and Awards

  • SC Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Voices Against Violence Committee, Member (2009-Present)
  • Lake Junaluska Singers Alumnae Association Board Member, 2010-2014
  • Junior League of Columbia,  Member, 2008-Present (Co-Chair of Healthy Start Committee; Nominations Committee)
  • CALI Award, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2008
  • Sherod H. Eadon, Jr. Scholarship Recipient, 2008-2009
  • Dean’s List, 2007-2009
  • Miss Greenville, 2005-2006 (Top-10 Finalist in Miss South Carolina pageant)
  • Model League of Arab States, 2001-2004, “Best Delegate” 2002, 2003 and “National Chair” 2004
  • South Carolina LIFE Scholarship Recipient, 2000-2004, Daniel Scholarship Recipient 2000-2004
  • Executive Committee of Student Government Association, 2003-2004
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing, 2001-2004, Classical and Musical Theater Winner