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Kirby D. Shealy III

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Kirby D. Shealy III joined Adams and Reese in 2013 as a Partner in Columbia. Kirby has a wealth of jury trial and appellate experience in personal injury actions and commercial contract disputes. In these contexts, he has handled copyright and trademark infringement claims, construction defect suits, products liability claims, title defects and catastrophic injury and death claims against trucking, manufacturing and other commercial enterprises.

Kirby’s other significant accomplishments include:

  • Over 25 appeals before the appellate courts of South Carolina, serving as lead counsel in nearly all of them.
  • Multiple matters involving breach of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices and fraud.
  • Advising homeowner associations and other corporate entities regarding governance issues.
  • Advocating for charter schools and assisting students, teachers and administrators with school discipline and employment problems.

Kirby is an active member of several professional organizations, including the South Carolina chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, of which he is the treasurer. He is a past-president of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court, an organization of lawyers and judges whose mission is to promote the highest standards of civility, professionalism and competency in the legal profession. He also serves as the Chair of the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness, which is charged with determining the suitability of applicants to the South Carolina Bar.

In the community, Kirby is currently the Secretary of Thompson Child and Family Focus.  He also serves as a trustee of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School and is the chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina.  He is also the  Scoutmaster for Troop 8 of the Indian Waters Council, BSA.