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Kara S. Kennedy Associate

Kara Kennedy is a trial attorney with broad experience and varying interests.  She has advocated for clients, large and small, in state and federal court. Kara particularly focuses her practice on helping businesses and individuals navigate complex, legal issues in a prompt and dedicated manner.  

Kara joined Duffy & Young in 2016 after working as an associate with an international employment defense firm in Columbia, South Carolina.  She was part of a litigation team that defended large Fortune-500 companies in employment-related cases and provided outside counsel to businesses of all sizes.  Prior to entering private practice, Kara was a Staff Attorney for the South Carolina Senate. 

Kara received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May 2014 and was admitted to the South Carolina bar in November 2014.  During law school, Kara served as Symposium Editor for the South Carolina Law Review; worked as a law clerk for the South Carolina House of Representatives Judiciary Committee; and acted as a legislative extern for a member of the House of Representatives.  She graduated magna cum laude and was admitted to the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Wig and Robe.

Kara attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate studies and received dual degrees in International Business and Economics, with a Spanish minor.  During college, she spent a summer in Washington D.C. working for former U.S. Representative Jack Kingston on Capitol Hill.  She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia Honors Program in 2011.

Outside of work, Kara is a product of the Lowcountry: she loves spending time in the outdoors, running and walking the Ravenel Bridge, fishing the inland creeks, and kayaking.  She also enjoys reading, cooking, playing with her miniature dachshund, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.

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