Lloyd T. Kelso

Lloyd T. Kelso: Attorney with Lloyd T. Kelso, Attorney at Law
Attorney Awards

Biography

Certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Family Law since 1989; Author of: "North Carolina Family Law Practice," 2 vols. (2008) Thomson-West (supplemented annually); "North Carolina Family Law Statutes," (2009) Thomson-West; Excellent reputation with other attorneys and judges; 37 years of experience in all aspects of family law..

(Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (37)

  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Adoptions
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Private Adoptions
  • Spousal Support
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Visitation Rights
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Slip and Fall
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Living Wills
  • Wills
  • Family Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
704-964-6945  Phone
704-865-6256  Fax
www.truthdrivenjustice.com
University Attended:
Erskine College, B.A. History, Omicron Delta Kappa, Library Award, Student Body Teasurer, 1973; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Masters in Divinity, Magna Cum Laude, 2006; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Masters in Christian Counseling, Summa Cum Laude, 2006
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina, JD, Am Jur Award in Constitutional Law, 1975
Year of First Admission:
1976
Admission:
1977, North Carolina; 1976, South Carolina; 1994, Tennessee
Memberships:
Gaston County Bar, North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar; South Carolina Bar; Tennessee Bar; Founder of the Christian Family Law Association; Recognized as an Advocate by the National College of Advocacy..
Birth Information:
Gastonia, North Carolina, October 22, 1950
Certifications:
( Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization )
ISLN:
905944140
Transactions:
October 2012, a $50,000 settlement for a Gaston County woman who suffered back injuries; April 2012, a $32,500 settlement for a Gaston County woman who suffered soft tissue injuries; June 2010, a $50,000 settlement for a Gaston County woman who was the driver of a vehicle struck from the rear who sustained neck injuries; June 2009, a $11,000 settlement for a Gaston County woman who was the driver of a vehicle involved in a front-end collision who suffered neck, low back pain, and headaches; June 2008, a $50,000 settlement for a Gaston County woman who suffered knee and low back pain after she was the driver of a vehicle struck in an intersection collision; November 2008, a $9,750 settlement for a Gaston County woman who suffered rib and low back injuries after she was in a vehicle that was struck from the rear; October 2008, a $32,995 settlement for a Gaston County woman who was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck from the rear and suffered with neck pain, low back pain, and headaches; April 2008, a $17,250 settlement for a Gaston County woman who was the driver of a vehicle that was struck from the rear and suffered a back sprain; June 2007, a $9,000 settlement for a Gaston County man who was the driver of a vehicle hit in an intersection collision and suffered a back sprain; October 2005, a $5,500 settlement for a Mecklenburg County woman who was the driver of a vehicle involved in a front end collision and suffered a minor soft tissue injury; April 2005, a $6,500 settlement for a Gaston County woman who was the driver of a vehicle involved in a rear-end collision. Medical expenses were only $598.00; February 2004, $7,000 settlement for a Gaston County woman who was the driver of a vehicle involved in a rear-end collision. Medical expenses of $2,900 were all chiropractic; February 2003, a six figure confidential settlement for a widow and child for the wrongful death of a motorcyclist who was hit by a truck that ran a stop sign near Kings Mountain, NC; April 2002, a $6,250 jury verdict for a York, SC woman who was hit from the rear, suffered a neck and back sprain, but had no visible damage to her vehicle; January 2002, a $525,000 settlement for a Gastonia man who suffered serious injuries when his vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer when it crossed the centerline of a mountain road. Mr. Kelso used a computer animated accident reconstruction to achieve the settlement after another law firm had attempted to try the case, but the first trial had ended in a mistrial because of a hung jury on the issue of liability; July 2001, a $50,000 settlement for a Lincoln County woman who was injured in a low speed rear end collision where there was little visible damage to her vehicle; January 2000, a $300,000 settlement for an Ohio man who suffered a back injury while riding a go cart at an amusement park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; February 1999, $210,000 settlement for a Tennessee woman who had neck surgery following her vehicle being struck from the rear in a low speed collision that did little visible damage to her vehicle.

Peer Reviews

4.4/5.0 (1 review)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.4/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.4/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.4/5.0

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