Our Professional Attorney Staff
Our attorneys strive to provide excellent legal representation to our clients. Our reputation is built on respect for everyone and on our strong business ethics. We also share a solid sense of duty and commitment to the legal profession and to our communities.
Kelly’s primary areas of practice include commercial and residential real estate transactions. She also formerly represented the Town of Summerville as corporate counsel and is the former town attorney for the Town of Ridgeville.
Mrs. Knight is licensed to practice law in South Carolina and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Dorchester County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, and the South Carolina Association for Justice.
She graduated from the College of Charleston with a Degree in Psychology, and received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Active in the community, Mrs. Knight has served on the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and was formerly the Chairman of the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce Young Professional’s Council. She is a sustaining member of the Junior Service League of Summerville, and an active member of the Summerville Rotary Club. She is a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Summerville. She is also a past president of the Dorchester County Bar Association.
Mrs. Knight was born and raised in Summerville and resides there with her husband, Hayne Painter, and two children, Madelyn and Troy.
David is an owner of Knight & Whittington, LLC., in Summerville, SC where his practice is focused on the representation of individuals and small businesses in matters ranging from personal injury cases to business disputes. Prior to joining Knight & Whittington, LLC., he had been a shareholder at Sinkler and Boyd where he defended insurance companies, businesses and individuals in a variety of civil litigation matters. Since he began practice in 1987 he has handled cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, product liability, workers compensation, trucking cases, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice, construction defects, partnership disputes, breach of contract, and unfair trade practices.
He has tried over fifty cases to verdict in the state and federal courts of South Carolina and argued cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also a member of the Charleston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a mediator and arbitrator. He also serves as a mentor for the South Carolina Supreme Court’s lawyer mentoring program.
He has served as a member of the South Carolina Bar Board of Governors. He is also a member of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section, the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section from 2011 – 2014, and the Workers Compensation Law Section of the South Carolina Bar. He is a past president of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division (1994 – 1995). He also served as a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice Board of Governors from 2008 to 2010. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar and the Dorchester County Bar. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He presently serves as Chief Municipal Judge in The Town of Summerville.
He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1987. While in Law School he was a member of the Moot Court Bar, the Order of the Barrister, and the National Moot Court team. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston in 1983. He presently lives in Summerville with his wife Lisa and his son David Wesley.