Kyle Clelland

Kyle Clelland

Education: University of South Carolina (J.D., 2010); Knox Theological Seminary (M.A., 2007); University of Florida (B.A., 2006)

Admitted to Bar: 2010, South Carolina

Member: South Carolina Bar

Practice Areas: Commercial Transactions; Business Formation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Law; Banking and Finance; Estate Planning

Kyle Clelland



Kyle joined the Johnson Smith firm in 2017 and became partner in 2020. Prior to joining Johnson Smith, Kyle served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Mark Hayes II and practiced with a Spartanburg law firm where he primarily represented clients engaged in the healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing industries.  Kyle’s practice focuses on advising both large and small businesses on a variety of legal matters including, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, formation and governance, banking and finance, and estate planning.


A History of Excellence

Johnson Smith can trace its history back to 1930 when Edwin W. Johnson opened his law office on Church Street in Downtown Spartanburg. For nearly 100 years from that location, Johnson Smith has continued to provide trusted legal counsel and client-focused services to generations of families and businesses in Spartanburg and beyond. The contributions of Johnson Smith and its attorneys are woven into the very landscape of Spartanburg. Johnson Smith is tied to Spartanburg’s history and committed to its future. Please let us know how we can help you.


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