Angela M. Kirby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Columbia, SC

Kirby Law, LLC
 | 828 Woodrow Street, Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: 803-256-6401
Fax: 888-519-2645
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Elder Law (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As the owner of Kirby Law, LLC, Angela M. Kirby is dedicated to serving clients throughout Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. She focuses her practice on elder law and estate planning, generally handling cases that involve wills, trusts, probate and estate administration, and litigation issues.

     In 1986, Ms. Kirby graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business from the College of Charleston. She went on to earn a master’s degree in accounting from the Clemson University College of Business and Behavioral Science before receiving a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

     While serving for five years as an associate probate judge in Richland County, Ms. Kirby gained valuable experience dealing with complex probate issues. She uses this knowledge, together with her compassion for her clients’ situations, to help them develop estate planning solutions and address the challenges they may face as they age. As a certified public accountant, she easily grasps the finer details of her clients’ intricate financial situations, and she is able to discuss these issues with them and their other advisers in language they all can understand. Additionally, Ms. Kirby is certified as a specialist in estate planning and probate law by the South Carolina Supreme Court, and she holds an Avvo “Superb” rating.

     Staying active in the legal community, Ms. Kirby is a member of several professional associations, including the Columbia Estate Planning Council, the Columbia Tax Study Group, the Richland County Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar. Ms. Kirby regularly shares her knowledge with others, speaking on estate planning and probate topics before the South Carolina Bar and a number of civic organizations.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 30%Elder Law
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

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    About Angela Kirby

    Admitted: 1993, South Carolina

    Professional Webpage:


    • SuperLawyers, 2011 - Present
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2012 - Present
    • Midlands Legal Elite, 2010 - Present

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 1990 - Current
    • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, 2005 - Current

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Columbia Estate Planning Council
    • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Richland County Bar Association
    • Columbia Tax Study Group

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Served on the Board of Pawmetto Lifeline in Columbia, SC for 2015 -2016
    • Currently serves on the Advisory Board to the Midlands Tech Paralegal Program
    • Secretary on the Board of Trustees for the Township Auditorium and the Township Foundation
    • Currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Lutheran Homes from 2016 to present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Authored "Estate Planning and Probate" Chapter, The Briefcase Lawyer, Second Edition, South Carolina Bar, 2012
    • Authored "Probate Administration" Chapter, The Paralegal Survival Guide, Second Edition, South Carolina Bar, 2010
    • Co-authored "Gifts" Chapter, South Carolina Jurisprudence, Volume IX, South Carolina Bar, 1992

    Educational Background:

    • Clemson University - College of Business and Behavioral Science, Masters in Accounting, 1987, 1987
    • USC School of Law , 1993
    • College of Charleston, Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Business and Accounting, 1986

    Industry Groups

    • Columbia Estate Planning Council
    • Columbia Tax Study Group
    • Richland County Bar
    • SC Bar
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    Office Location for Angela M. Kirby

    828 Woodrow Street
    Columbia, SC 29205

    Phone: 803-256-6401

    Fax: 888-519-2645

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