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Biography

Blakely M. Bellamy is a Partner in GWB’s Charleston, South Carolina, office.  Blakely is a member of the firm’s Workplace Practices Group focusing her practice on the defense of workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers, insurance carriers, self-insured corporations, third party administrators, and claims servicing agencies. Blakely offers valuable and unique insight into the defense and litigation of workers’ compensation claims as a result of her previous experience as a claimant’s attorney.  She is experienced in handling claims at all stages of the litigation process, from initial evaluation through appeal.  Additionally, Blakely has developed a diverse set of skills that has allowed her to effectively represent clients in the following industries:

  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Manufacturing
  • Municipalities
  • Restaurants & Clubs
  • Retailers
  • Transportation & Trucking

She is also able to assist clients in workers’ compensation cases with a wide variety of injury claims including:

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Brain Trauma
  • Psychological Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Repetitive Trauma

Blakely places an emphasis on client service in her practice.  She is detail oriented and responsive to client inquiries with the ultimate goal of not just meeting but exceeding the expectations of her client.

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Associations & Memberships

  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, Narcotics Use Advisory Committee
  • South Carolina Employers Advocacy Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Bar – Young Lawyer’s Division, Cinderella Project Committee, Back Pack Drive Committee
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • Southeastern Environmental Law Journal Member Editor (2008-2010)

Community Involvement

  • University of North Carolina Women’s Hospital Volunteer (2004-2005)

Honors and Awards

  • Board of Trustees Scholarship Recipient, University of South Carolina School of Law (2007-2010)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2011

Education

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2010
  • B.S. Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006