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Chelly Pennington moved to Wilmington, North Carolina in 2002, where she obtained her broker’s license and a paralegal degree.  After working at a small general practice firm, her passion for practicing law grew. Chelly earned her undergraduate degree with honors in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Campbell University in 2010 and the Juris Doctorate Degree in 2013 from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She was admitted to the North Carolina Bar that same year.

While pursuing her law degree, Chelly was involved in the Women’s Law Caucus and worked in the Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law Clinics. She also authored several articles that were published in the North Carolina Bar Association publication.

Before establishing her own practice, she worked as an Associate Attorney at Congdon Law in Fuquay Varina.  Her firm focuses on matters of Family law, Immigration law, Estate Planning, Worker’s Compensation, and Personal Injury. Chelly is a member of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and the North Carolina Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

North Carolina, 2013


North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 2013


Campbell University, Camp Lejuene, North Carolina, 2010

Bachelor’s Degree

Major: Criminal Justice & Psychology

Miller-Motte College, Wilmington, North Carolina, 2008

Associate’s Degree

Major: Paralegal Studies

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