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Who We Are

Knowledgeable and experienced attorneys committed to finding our clients the best solutions.

Our Mission

To serve and guide those that need us to provide solutions.

What We Do

We help you stay between the lines so you can focus on other responsibilites.

Our Firm

Jolley Law Group is a boutique law firm focusing on healthcare, business, estate planning and probate matters. We help providers, businesses, and families throughout South Carolina who trust us to help them achieve their vision and protect their future.

Kelly M. Jolley

Managing Attorney

Kelly founded Jolley Law Group, LLC in 2013 and began focusing on what she knows best, the health care industry.  Kelly regularly counsels health care clients and technology vendors on corporate compliance standards, best practices and corporate governance matters, and on the potential collateral consequences of business decisions. When she’s not advising boards or helping board committees negotiate complex transactions, she serves as counsel to several healthcare and technology companies and associations. 

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
    Graduated JD cum laude, 2004
  • Articles Editor South Carolina Law Review; Order of the Coif
    Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Wig and Robe
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia
    Graduated cum laude from the Honors College, 1998
  • University Scholar
  • Chi Omega; Mortar Board; Omicron Delta Kappa; Gamecock newspaper; Garnet and Black magazine

Kelly M. Jolley and Lindy L. Gunderson.  Data Breach Liability and Notification:  What Do You Need To Know?  South Carolina Lawyer, 2015

Business Associates in the Post-Omnibus Rule World: Guidelines for HIPAA/HITECH Compliance
HIT News, 2014

Accountable Care Organizations: Quality, Cost and Risk.
American Health Lawyers Association Healthcare Liability & Litigation Newsletter, 2011

HIPAA, HITECH and EHRs: How Do Providers Protect Patient Privacy in the Era of Electronic Patient Records?
The Journal Of The South Carolina Medical Association, 2010

U.S. Government’s Prosecution of Alleged Stark Violations Under False Claims Act Results In Split Verdict
American Health Lawyers Association Healthcare Liability & Litigation Newsletter, 2010

Reliance on Professional Opinions, Fair Market Value Compensation, and Commercial Reasonability of Physician Contracts Prime Issues in U.S. Government’s Prosecution of Alleged Stark Law Violations. 
Health Briefs E-newsletter, American Health Lawyers Association Liability And Litigation Practice Group, 2010

Two Bites at the Apple: Holding Physician Practices Directly Liable for Medical Malpractice.
Journal Of The American Medical Women’s Association, 2004

Simmons v. Tumor Regional Medical Center and Osbourne v. Adams:  Expanding or Limiting Patients’ Access to Quality Care?
South Carolina Law Review, 2002

  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
    President (2016), President-Elect (2015), Treasurer (2014), Secretary (2013), Board of Directors (2008-Present), Sea Islands Regional Representative (2006-2009)
  • South Carolina Bar Health Law Section Council
    Past-Chair (2015), Chair (2013-2014), Chair-Elect (2012-2013), Council (2010-Present)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    Health and Information Technology Practice Group, ACO Task Force, former Vice-Chair of Liability and Litigation Practice Group
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
    Lowcountry Board of Directors (2014-Present)
  • House of Delegates for the South Carolina Bar (2014)
  • Hilton Head Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation
    Fellow (2014-Present)

You can find Kelly at the upcoming events:

99 Main Street, Suite 103
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

810 Bellwood Road
Columbia, SC 29205

[email protected]

John M. Jolley


John has focused his practice on Estate Planning and Probate Administration law since 1998 and is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Administration. A Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), John advises individuals and business owners about estate and wealth transfer planning, tax, probate, and business planning issues.

John practiced in Richmond, Virginia and in Alexandria, Virginia before returning to South Carolina in the fall of 2000 and is licensed in both South Carolina and Virginia. He has called Hilton Hilton Head Island home since 2005, but continues to serve clients in both Hilton Head and Columbia.

Outside of the office, John a golfer, hunter, private pilot, parish volunteer, and active dad to four even busier children.

  • J.D., University of South Carolina (1998)
  • B.A., Government and International Studies, University of South Carolina (1994)
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Hilton Head Island Area Council of Estate and Financial Advisors
  • Hilton Head Island Bar Association, Member and Past Chair
  • South Carolina Bar, Professional Responsibility Committee, Past Chair
  • South Carolina Bar, Probate Estate Planning and Trust Section, Former Chair and
  • St. Francis By The Sea Catholic Church, Finance Council Member
  • The Sandbox (a children’s interactive museum), Former Board Member
  • Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Former Board Member
  • St. Francis Catholic School (Hilton Head), Former School Advisory Council Member
    and Facilitator
  • South Carolina State Chair and Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Readers’ Choice Awards, Hilton Head, SC/Bluffton, SC (2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year”, Trusts and Estates, Savannah, SC
  • Best Lawyers in America (2016-2020)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rating
  • Certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Administration by the South
    Carolina Supreme Court

99 Main Street, Suite 103
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

[email protected]

Ariail B. Kirk


Ariail is a healthcare litigator and experienced administrative lawyer. She has significant experience in the South Carolina Administrative Law Court and before state and federal regulatory agencies. Ariail’s regulatory background allows her to assist professionals and corporations in matters before the Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Pharmacy, and other Boards under the purview of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation and to advise and assist hospitals and other healthcare providers in their efforts to obtain regulatory approvals for new healthcare facilities and services. When she’s not in the courtroom, she’s spending time with her family and helping out in the community through a variety of Junior League projects.

  • University of South Carolina Law School
  • Clemson University
  • South Carolina Bar Health Law Section Council, Past Chair (2015-2016) and Section Delegate to the House of Delegates (2017)

  • American Health Lawyers Association

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810 Bellwood Road
Columbia, SC 29205

[email protected]

Hillary Meyer


Hillary has spent her legal career litigating civil lawsuits in the courtrooms of South Carolina, particularly in the lowcountry. She focuses on general civil litigation, primarily business and probate disputes. Hillary’s background in litigation allows her to navigate contested matters from initial pleadings through trial. She also serves in an advisory role to our clients, handling pre-litigation disputes and counselling clients on the benefits and drawbacks of starting litigation. Hillary understands that not every matter needs to be tried, and she has significant experience mediating and finding a resolution for contested matters prior to trial.

When she’s not in the courtroom, Hillary enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter, travelling, and serving her community through her church.

School of Law

  •  J.D., University of South Carolina Graduated cum laude, 2015
  • Order of the Wig and Robe; Productions Editor Real Property, Trusts, and Estates Law Journal
  • B.A., Clemson University Graduated cum laude, 2012
  • Kappa Delta; Student Judicial Board
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Beaufort Bar Association
  • Hilton Head Bar Association

  • Beaufort Young Lawyers    President 2016 – Present

  • Admitted to practice in: United States District Court, District of South Carolina Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Super Lawyers’ Rising Star 2020, 2021

99 Main Street, Suite 103
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

[email protected]

Roman Dodd


Roman joined our firm in 2022 with a background and focus on tax law and estate planning. Roman works to ensure each client receives individualized attention and planning for their specific goals, and prides himself on thoroughness and attention to detail. Roman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, his Juris Doctor and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law, and is a member of the Tax Section of the South Carolina Bar. While in law school, Roman was Articles and Comments Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review, received CALI awards for Commercial Law and International Taxation, the Dean’s Book Award for Partnership Taxation, graduated cum laude, and received the Dean’s Scholarship for performance in the Tax LL.M. program.

Roman enjoys spending time with his two young boys and is an avid fan of University of Michigan football.

  • LL.M., Taxation, University of Miami School of Law
  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law
  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Tax Section
  • Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • CALI Award, International Taxation
  • CALI Award, Commercial Law
  • Dean’s Book Award, Partnership Taxation
  • Dean’s Scholarship Recipient

99 Main Street, Suite 103
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

[email protected]

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