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Kelly Beth Smith is an associate attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, where she has been practicing civil defense litigation since 2011. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina.
A North Carolina native, Kelly completed her undergraduate education at Meredith College in Raleigh, where she was President of the Student Government Association, an Honors Scholar, and an active participant in the college’s many traditions. Prior to attending law school, Kelly earned a Masters degree in psychology from Wake Forest University.
Kelly attended law school at Wake Forest University where she was Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board and Captain of the National Trial Team. While in law school, Kelly was active with the Junior League of Winston-Salem and was a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run.
Outside of her law practice, Kelly enjoys running marathons, practicing yoga, travelling, and spending time with her very lovable rescue dog, Henry.
Professional, Civic, and Community Activities
- North Carolina Bar Association, Member
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Member
- Young Lawyer’s Division of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Member
- Junior League of Charlotte, Member
- Myers Park United Methodist Church, Member
- Arts & Science Council Young Donor Society, Member
- Custody Advocacy Program of the Council for Children’s Rights, Volunteer Attorney
- Robert Goldberg Award in Trial Advocacy which is given annually to students showing the highest aptitude and ethics in trial advocacy: 2011
- Wake Forest University Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition: 2009 Winner
- Wake Forest University First Year Trial Bar Competition: 2008 Winner
- George K. Walker Moot Court Competition: 2009 Runner-up
- CALI awards for earning the highest grade in a law-school course: Trial Practice; Legal Writing & Research