Professional Memberships:
American Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association

Bar Admissions:
South Carolina

DePaul University, BA
University of Illinois, JD


Kelly Frame is a seasoned business attorney with over 15 years of diverse experience. Based in both Chicago, IL, and Charleston, SC, Kelly specializes in various aspects of business law including corporate governance for partnerships and limited liability companies, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He’s particularly skilled in the development and negotiation of contracts, and also in employment law. Beyond traditional business law, Kelly has a specific focus on intellectual property, notably in trademark law. He is authorized to represent clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has successfully secured trademark registrations both nationally and internationally.

Educationally, Kelly holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago Law School and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from DePaul University. He also had the opportunity to study international law in Sydney, Australia. Professionally, he is licensed to practice law in Illinois, South Carolina, and Georgia, and is an active member of several esteemed law associations, including the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, and the Georgia Bar Association.

Before becoming a lawyer, Kelly spent his summers in Florida and winters in Park City, Utah. Apart from his interest in law, he is passionate about skiing, surfing, soccer, golf, and tennis. His love for travel took him to different parts of the world, including Central and South America, Indonesia, Australia, South Pacific, and Southeast Asia. He also devoted time to volunteer work, specifically building houses in Nicaragua with Habitat for Humanity. Kelly places a high value on long-lasting, successful relationships with all his clients, serving not just as an attorney but also as a strategic partner in their business endeavors.