Kelly Jesson

Kelly Jesson

Committed to providing personal and individualized services.
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Probate...
  • Florida, North Carolina
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Summary

At Jesson & Rains, PLLC, we are committed to providing personal and cost effective legal services for individuals and businesses in the greater Charlotte area. Jesson & Rains focuses on three primary areas of the law: estate planning, business, and construction. For our estate planning clients, we offer a thorough consultation to go over all assets and liabilities to provide an individualized plan that is right for you, including will drafting, trust drafting, powers of attorney, healthcare agent designation, and advanced healthcare directives (also known as a "living will"). Our attorneys also represent personal representatives during the estate administration process when their loved one has passed away, helping them to navigate the probate court process, which can be confusing and time consuming. Jesson & Rains is also a full-service business law firm. Edward and Kelly help businesses and non-profits form, organize, review and draft contracts, handle employment issues, collections, insurance disputes, and litigation, should the need arise. We represent clients involved in the construction industry, including both general and subcontractors, providing services such as contract review, drafting, and negotiations; consultations regarding bidding processes; collections, including the filing of mechanic’s liens; and litigation. We offer clients a wealth of legal experience typically found at big law firms while maintaining relationships with clients one finds only at smaller firms. We proudly serve Charlotte, Gastonia, and Concord, as well as other communities in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Cabarrus, and Union counties. We look forward to working with you.

Education
University of Miami School of Law
Honors: summa cum laude, University of Miami Law Review
Activities: Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program
North Carolina State University
Honors: magna cum laude
Peace College
Professional Experience
Partner
Jesson & Rains, LLP
Current
Litigation Associate
Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman
Judicial Law Clerk
Florida Third District Court of Appeal
Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program Fellow
University of Miami School of Law
Summer Law Intern Program
Department of Justice
Awards
North Carolina Super Lawyer Rising Star in the area of Estate Planning
Super Lawyer
Legal Elite for Tax/Estate Planning category
Business North Carolina
North Carolina Super Lawyer Rising Star in the area of Estate Planning
Super Lawyer
Order of the Coif
University of Miami School of Law
Dean’s Certificate - Comparative Constitutional Law
University of Miami School of Law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Business Associations
CALI
Dean’s Certificate - Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program
University of Miami School of Law
University of Miami Law Review
University of Miami School of Law
Dean’s Certificate - Legal Research & Writing
University of Miami School of Law
Capitol Citation in U.S. v. Mobile Billboards of America
North Carolina Secretary of State
Recognized for Outstanding Assistance in U.S. v. Kevin Geddings
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar # 48850
Member
Current
The Florida Bar # 0098080
Member
Current
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
Vice Chair - Solo/Small Firm Section
Current
Wills for Heroes
Current
National Association of Women Business Owners
Corporate Sponsorship Committee
Current
Women Lawyers of Charlotte
Board Member
Current
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
Vice Chair of Solo/Small firm section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
North Carolina
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Probate
  • Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
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Jesson & Rains, PLLC
5960 Fairview Road #400
Charlotte, NC 28210
USA
Telephone: (704) 496-2770