Kelsey N. Dorton



Kelsey Dorton is a litigation attorney practicing in the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina office. Her practice is focused on all aspects of civil litigation at both the state and federal level.

Kelsey is a graduate of Campbell University School of Law, where she was a comments editor on Campbell’s Law Review.  During law school, Kelsey interned with both Judge John M. Tyson of the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Judge W. Earl Britt of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Kelsey also participated in a number of pro bono and community activities during law school, including serving as a peer mentor to first year law students, Wills for Heroes, Pro Bono Re-Entry Project, Campbell Law Innocence Project, Driver’s License Restoration Project, and the Blanchard Community Law Clinic. Before receiving her juris doctor from Campbell University, Kelsey attended the University of Virginia’s College at Wise where she majored in political science with a minor in psychology. Kelsey was fortunate to study abroad in both Italy and Ireland.

Following her graduation from law school and prior to joining GWB, Kelsey served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Guy R. Humphrey with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, a position which gave her the opportunity to assist in drafting orders, memoranda, and opinions as well as research numerous legal issues.

Kelsey’s varied experience developed strong research and writing skills as well as an appreciation for the importance of building client relationships and providing dedicated representation.


University of Virginia's College at Wise

B.A., Political Science (2015)

Campbell University School of Law

J.D. (2019)

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Women Lawyers of Charlotte

Community Involvement

  • Campbell University School of Law
    • Campbell Law Review, Comments Editor
    • Peer Mentor, first year law students
    • Pro Bono Re-Entry Project
    • Campbell Law Innocence Project
    • Wills for Heroes Clinic
    • Driver’s License Restoration Project
    • Blanchard Community Law Clinic

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