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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
843.681.6500

1201 Main Street, Suite 1100
Columbia, SC 29201
803.809.6500

John M. Jolley

Member

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
    Member
  • 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
  • Readers’ Choice Awards, Hilton Head, SC/Bluffton, SC (2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year”, Trusts and Estates, Savannah, SC
    (2019)
  • 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
843.681.6500

Ariail B. Kirk

Attorney

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
    2000-2003
  • Clemson University
    1996-2000
  • South Carolina Bar Health Law Section Council, Past Chair (2015-2016) and Section Delegate to the House of Delegates (2017)

  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • Junior League Columbia

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1201 Main Street, Suite 1100
Columbia, SC 29201
803.830.6500

Derek M. Swindall

Attorney

Derek focuses his practice on what he knows best: Tax, Estate Planning and Small Business. Originally from Chapin, South Carolina, Derek earned his B.A. in Accounting from Wofford College while also competing as a member of the Terriers football team.  After attending law school at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Derek joined the United States Army and served as an Intelligence Officer. His Service took him across the United States and to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Derek left active duty in 2016 in order to be closer to family in the Carolinas and earned a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Outside of the office, Derek enjoys brewing (and drinking) beer, cheering on the Gamecocks, and getting outdoors with his wife, Danielle, and their three dogs, Bailey, Blue and Chanel.

  • L.L.M, Taxation, University of Alabama School of Law
  •  J.D., University of South Carolina
  • B.A., Accounting, Wofford College
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Columbia Estate Planning Council
  • American Bar Associatio
  • WealthCounsel
  • Board Member, Greater Columbia Community Relations Council
  • CALI Award Federal Income Taxation
  • CALI Award International Environmental Law

1201 Main Street, Suite 1100
Columbia, SC 29201
803.830.6500

Paula Tilley

Director of Finance

Paula is the Director of All Things Money. She helps keep the office upbeat with her contagious smile. When she’s not keeping JLG financially organized, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to her favorite destination, Disney World. Paula enjoys cooking and is always looking for new recipes to try.

99 Main Street, Suite 103
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.681.6500

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