K. Mitchell   Kelling
Principal and Practice Group Leader of the Family Law Practice Group (Southeast)

Contact

Phone: 704.377.7213
Fax: 704.372.0448
Mailing: 301 South College Street ,
Suite 2600 , Charlotte , NC   28202

PRACTICE FOCUS

Mitchell Kelling’s practice is devoted to family law, representing clients throughout Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, and the surrounding counties.

Mitchell is certified as a family law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and regularly focuses on issues relating to:

  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • Equitable distribution of property
  • Litigation of financial disputes
  • Mediation and arbitration for others
  • Post-nuptial agreements
  • Premarital agreements
  • Separation agreements and property settlements

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Covering All the Bases:  2016 Essentials of Family Law with Advocacy Skills Clinic”, North Carolina State Bar Association, November 2016
  • 2016 Essentials of Family Law (North Carolina Bar Association), November 2016
  • Making Family Law Great Again:  2018 Essentials of Family Law with Advocacy Skills Clinic”, North Carolina State Bar Association, November 2016
  • Custody & Contempt (North Carolina Advocates of Justice Family Law Specialization Exam Review), September 2017
  • 2018 Essentials of Family Law (North Carolina Bar Association), November 2018
  • Child Custody (North Carolina Advocates of Justice Family Law Specialization Exam Review), September 2018
  • Contempt (North Carolina Advocates of Justice Family Law Specialization Exam Review), September 2019
  • Family Law Specialization Exam Review Seminar”, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, September 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • "Alimony, Child Custody, Equitable Distribution, Oh My!  Legal Eagles: A Checklist If Your Marriage Isn’t Going to Last" (QNotes, July 12, 2019)
  • "Transgender Legal Issues and Family Law" Legal Eagles: How to Deal with Identify, Marriage, Parenting and Divorce" (QNotes, November 2, 2018)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Best Lawyer's in America, Family Law, 2013-2020
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Family Law, 2011- 2014, 2016 – 2017, 2020
  • 50 Most Influential Women, The Mecklenburg Times

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Women’s Impact Fund Grants’ Committee
  • Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Board of Directors

 

Practice Areas

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1998
  • B.A., Government, Harvard University, 1995, cum laude
  • North Carolina, 1998
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2018

Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association: Family Law Section (1998-present), Vice Chair of Family Law Section (2019 – present), Executive Committee of Family Law Council (2017 – present), Council member (2015-2018), CLE Committee (2010-present, co-chair 2016 - 2019), Annual Family Law Section Meeting: Social Chair (2000-2003)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar: Family Law Section (1998-present); Chair (2008-2009), Silent Partners' Mentoring Program (2006-2009), Young Lawyer's Section (1998-2009); Chair (2006-2007); Co-Chair (2005-2006); Secretary/Treasurer (2004-2005); Board Member (2002-2004), Nominating Committee (2006), Bar Leadership Institute (2005), Academic Internship Program, Chair (2003-2006), Ask-A-Lawyer, Chair (2001-2003)
  • Leadership Charlotte XXVIII