Kelly Rains Jesson

Kelly Rains Jesson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Jesson & Rains, LLP
 | 5960 Fairview Road, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone: 704-496-2770
Fax: 866-586-3748
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (50%)
Attorney Profile

Kelly focuses on estate planning, probate administration, and business law. She is a seasoned litigator and has tried numerous cases.  Prior to joining Jesson & Rains, LLP, she represented local governments and businesses in matters ranging from personal injury suits in state court to discrimination, police liability, and other constitutional law claims in federal court. Kelly served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Angel A. Cortiñas of the Florida Third District Court of Appeal in Miami.

In law school, Kelly was very involved with professional ethics and public service programs.  She was the recipient of a position in the highly competitive Department of Justice Honors Intern Program, where she worked in the Professional Responsibility Advisory Office.

She volunteers through the NCBA's "Wills for Heroes" program, drafting testamentary documents for firefighters and police officers, and accepts periodic pro bono cases through the Mecklenburg County Bar Association's pro bono program.

Kelly is originally from North Carolina and worked as a paralegal in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina for several years before entering law school.  She is also a former dance teacher.

About Kelly Rains Jesson

Admitted: 2015, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • License to practice in North Carolina, 2015
  • License to practice in Florida, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vice Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section for 2018-19, 2018
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers member, 2015
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys member, 2015
  • American Inns of Court member, 2013
  • Federal Bar Association - Broward County Chapter member, 2013
  • Broward County Women Lawyers' Association member, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Junior Leage of Charlotte member, 2015
  • Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Jan L. Jacobowitz & Kelly Rains Jesson, Fidelity Diluted: Client Confidentiality Gives Way to the First Amendment & Social Media in Virginia State Bar, ex rel. Third District Committee v. Horace Frazier Hunter, 36 Campbell L. Rev. 75 (2013) (cited with approval in ABA Comm. on Ethics & Prof'l Responsibility, Formal Op. 480 (2018))
Office Location for Kelly Rains Jesson

5960 Fairview Road
Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28210

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Last Updated: 8/17/2018

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